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Kelegeen

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On an evening in 1846 engaged couple Meg O’Connor and Rory Quinn join in an exuberant moondance. Observing is the parish priest, Father Brian O’Malley. The moondance brings bittersweet memories of Siobhan, the long-dead love of his youth, with whom he still feels a spiritual connection. Within days of the dance, the villagers of Kelegeen awake to find their potato crops destroyed by blight. They’ve been through famine before. But this is an Gorta Mór, a monster the likes of which Ireland has never seen. At first Meg and Rory devise ways to help provide for their families, Meg through her sewing, Rory with his wood carving. But when tragedy and a costly mistake end those means of survival they turn to more dangerous ventures. Father O’Malley reluctantly teams up with an English doctor, Martin Parker, to alleviate Kelegeen’s suffering. When Meg learns of ships carrying Irish passengers to a new life in America she is determined to go and bring Rory and their families after her. It will take all her strength and courage along with the help of her beloved priest and the English doctor to make the plan succeed.

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This is a must-read novel.

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Eileen O’Finlan lives in central Massachusetts. She holds a BA in history and MA in Pastoral Ministry and facilitates online theology courses for the University of Dayton’s Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation. Eileen is a great lover of history, books, cats, and classic rock.

 
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The King's Consort

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Most little girls dream of marrying their Prince Charming and having the happy ever after, but what if the fables we've been told don't tell the whole story? Born the illegitimate daughter of a seamstress in Denmark's mid-1800s, Louise Rasmussen rises to become a noted ballerina with the Royal Danish ballet, but getting pregnant with her own illegitimate child dashes her every hope and dream, forcing her to start a new life. Falling in love with Crowned Prince Frederik of Denmark should have made her life easier, but fate is fickle. Despite severe opposition from the nobility, Frederik weds Louise, the newly titled Countess Danner, soon after he is crowned King. Deeply in love, the two must fight to find some semblance of happiness in an environment that refuses to bend, and amid pending war and social turmoil, Louise and Frederik discover what is most important. Many claim she was a gold-digger, yet toward the end of her life, she creates Danner House, a home for unwed mothers and orphans, which still exists today.

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The King’s Consort is a captivating story about countess Danner and Frederik VII, being born and raised in Denmark, I have heard about Countess Danner all my life, passing the Countess Danner foundations house in Nansensgade, several times, I often thought what kind of person she was, and how life was at that time. reading "The King’s Consort" the long lost people comes to life, I got a glimpse of how Copenhagen were at that time. The difference of woman and men, I love the descriptions of the surrounding area. it draws a picture of a warm, wise woman, which to this day is still remembered for charity work is still going on, including through the orphanage buildings erected around the castle houses year after year children for a shorter or longer period need support and care. As in previous books by Debbie McClure, is also The King’s Consort well written.

 
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Pillars of Avalon

BWL Publishing Inc. | Canadian Historical Brides


David and Sara Kirke live in a time of upheaval under the reign of King Charles I who gives, then takes. He gives David the nod of approval to range up and down the French Canadian shores, burning colonies and pillaging ships that are loaded with goods meant for the French. When Louis XIII of France shouts his outrage, King Charles reneges. He takes David’s prizes and returns them to the French, putting David and his family in dire straits. Undeterred, David and Sara will not be denied. After years, the king relents. He knights David and gives him a grant for the whole of Newfoundland and Labrador. There David and Sara build a prosperous plantation. They trade fish and fish oil with colonies down the American coast, Barbados and ports of call in the Mediterranean. They thrive while England is torn in two by the civil wars. Soon, these troubles engulf his family. David is carried in chains back to England to stand trial for being a malignant, a follower of Laud's high church. He entreats Sara to manage the Ferryland plantation, a daunting task but with a strength that defies a stalwart man, she digs in and prospers, becoming the first entrepreneur of Newfoundland.

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A totally enthralling account of life in early NewFoundland. Well written and accurate. A must read.

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Katherine Pym and her husband divide their time between Seattle, WA and Austin, TX. She loves history, especially Early Modern England, where most of her stories originate, and one other, a biographical novel of Camille Desmoulins during the French Revolution. His real life reads like a tragic romance.

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A Canadian, who immigrated to the USA with her mother at the age of 15, Jude lived for many years in California and Texas. In 1991 Jude returned to Canada and married Metis author John Wisdomkeeper. Jude and John now live in Airdrie, Alberta. Writing since she was a teenager, Jude has followed her dream throughout her lifetime, and in the process has met and worked with countless others following their own personal dreams. Jude is also publisher for Books We Love Ltd. A Canadian publisher of quality genre fiction.

 
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On a Stormy Primeval Shore

BWL Publishing Inc. | Canadian Historical Brides


In 1784, Englishwoman Amelia Latimer sails to the new colony of New Brunswick in faraway Canada. She’s to marry a man chosen by her soldier father. Amelia is repulsed by her betrothed, refuses to marry, then meets the handsome Acadian trader, Gilbert, a man beneath her in status. Gilbert must protect his mother who was attacked by an English soldier. He fights to hold on to their property, to keep it from the Loyalists who have flooded the colony, desperate men chased from the south after the American Revolution. In a land fraught with hardship, Amelia and Gilbert struggle to overcome prejudice and political upheaval, while forging a life in a remote country where events seek to destroy their love and lives. If you like Sara Donati's Into the Wilderness, you're going to love Diane Scott Lewis' On a Stormy Primeval Shore.

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Sitrring and accurate story of life in New Brunswick in 1784

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Diane grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. At nineteen, she joined the Navy. She has written and edited free-lance since high school. She married in Greece and raised two sons in Puerto Rico, California, Guam, and Virginia. She writes book reviews for the Historical Novels Review and works as an on-line historical editor. Diane served as president of the Riverside Writers, a chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, Inc, in 2007-2008. She has four published historical novels.

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Nancy M Bell is a proud Albertan and Canadian. She lives near Balzac, Alberta with her husband and various critters. She works with and fosters rescue animals. Nancy is a member of The Writers Union of Canada and the Writers Guild of Alberta. She has publishing credits in poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. For the past three years she has been invited to read her poetry at the Stephan G Stephansson House event Poetry at Stephan’s House.

 
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The Goldsmith's Wife

BWL Publishing Inc. | The Woulfes of Loxsbeare


In London,  Helena has what she always wanted, respectability and security, although her brothers remain a worry - Aaron schemes in Holland with the Prince of Orange to depose the reigning king James II, and Henry carries his own sorrow, pining for another man's wife. Prince William arrives in England to re-establish the Anglican Church, and when anti-Papist riots break out in London, Helena is forced to flee from her home – again. While Helena strives to keep what she holds dear, can she and her brothers attain what they desire and above all, will they ever learn the fate of their missing Father, who disappeared after the Battle of Sedgemoor?

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In this tale of divided loyalties, family fealty and great loss, Davison creates a brave heroine. A ripping tale! Davison is especially talented at putting us right there in the middle of it.

 
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BWL Publishing Inc. | The Woulfes of Loxsbeare


Helena Woulfe, the daughter of a wealthy Exeter nobleman leads a privileged life, however, when rebellion sweeps the West Country, her family is caught in its grip. After Monmouth’s bloody defeat in battle at Sedgemoor, Helena sets off for Somerset to find the three missing members of her family. With the Woulfe estate confiscated by the crown, Helena and her younger brother Henry hope the anonymity of the capital city will be more forgiving to the children of a convicted rebel. However, Helena finds her search for security and respectability in London are threatened by someone who wishes harm to a traitor's daughter.

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Anita Davison knows her 17th century stuff, and brings to vivid life her characters in that time frame. By the time I'd finished reading this novel, I felt I'd been there, in the countryside as Helena looks for members of her family through the broken bodies and stench of blood that are the realities of war, and as she tries to keep safe along the narrow, crowded lanes of London.

 
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Challenging Mountains

BWL Publishing Inc. | Settlers


By 1840 the colony of New South Wales was expanding. Transportation of convicts to the east coast ended, and many free squatters set out to settle on lands to the south. In 1836, the Government in London authorised Governor Bourke to establish a settlement in The Port Philip District of New South Wales, and an Association was formed to make the district a separate colony. Timothy, Tiger and Bella Carstairs eldest son has turned 21. Bored with his Government job and intent on seeking adventure and a new life away from Sydney, Tim decides to journey south in an endeavour to find this adventure, accompanied by his Uncle Carlos. Where else to find it, but in a newly formed settlement. In the 1840s the road south might not be as hazardous as the one across the mountains travelled by his parents when he was a child, but the month long journey overland holds many dangers and challenges to be faced. Escaped and ex-convicts seek the easy life by forming gangs to take what they can where they can. Forced to fight off the intruders who take claim to the land they have cared for over many, many generations, the Indigenous people are faced with many trials and battles of their own. Not the least of Tim’s personal challenges is a young headstrong woman who, uninvited, takes it upon herself to join him on his travels. When they reach their destination, their troubles have only just begun.

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I loved this story. It has everything. Happiness, tears, love, hate. I recommend it highly for all lovers of romantic adventure tales.

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Award winning author Tricia McGill was born in London, England, and moved to Australia many years ago, settling near Melbourne. The youngest in a large, loving family she was never lonely or alone. Surrounded by avid readers, who encouraged her to read from an early age, is it any wonder she became a writer? The local library was a treasure trove and magical world of discovery through her childhood and growing years. Tricia is a dreamer who still dreams every night; snippets from those dreams have translated into ideas for her books. Although her published works cross sub-genres, romance is always at their heart. Tricia loves reading and writing historicals and her other great passion, time-travels.

 
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Bastei Lübbe | Victoria-Bredon-Reihe


London, 1907: Gegen den Willen ihrer adeligen, einflussreichen Familie lebt die junge Victoria allein mit dem alten Butler ihres kürzlich verstorbenen Vaters. Sie ist nicht reich, aber glücklich. Doch ihre Welt gerät ins Wanken, als hässliche Andeutungen über ein dunkles Familiengeheimnis laut werden. Der einzige Mann, der ihre Fragen beantworten könnte, wird ermordet ...

Victorias guter Ruf ist in Gefahr, doch als Retter in der Not entpuppt sich der attraktive Journalist Jeremy Ryder. Aber kann sie ihm vertrauen?

Ein mitreißender Roman über dunkle Geheimnisse, überraschende Wahrheiten und die Liebe.

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"Mitreißend!" Closer, 22.06.2016

"Ein mitreißender Roman über dunkle Geheimnisse, überraschende Wahrheiten und die Liebe." HAMS, 15.05.2016

 
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Envy the Wind

BWL Publishing Inc. | Canadian Historical Brides


Grace MacKinnon’s widowhood promises little but a life of drudgery under her father-in-law’s oppressive rule. When quiet rebellion turns to opportunity, she books passage on an Atlantic steamer only to face near disaster in Halifax harbour. Her future looks doomed from the start until with the help of a sympathetic stranger, she arrives on Prince Edward Island. Her new-found independence drives her to undertake a brave new adventure in a male dominated world, and a chance encounter with Lucy Maud Montgomery brings her a surprising ally. Despite the challenges, Grace keeps her head and prevails, until an encounter with bootleggers during Canadian Prohibition threatens to topple her hard won success. Can Grace trust those she goes to for help, or as a woman alone in turn of the century Charlottetown are the odds stacked against her?

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Couldn't put it down. Wonderful historical novel with all the expected twists and villians.

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Born in London, Anita Davison connected with the history of that city at a young age. When the rest of the school trip were throwing the contents of their lunch boxes at each other, Anita imagined men in high white wigs, flared long coats and heeled shoes coming out of coffee houses, climbing into sedan chairs on the cobbles in Paternoster Row, where Christopher Wren was lowered down the outside of St Paul's Cathedral in a basket.

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Being born in Bristol, England, Victoria Chatham grew up in an area rife with the elegance of Regency architecture. This, along with the novels of Georgette Heyer, engendered in her an abiding interest in the period with its style and manners and is one where she feels most at home. 

 
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beHEARTBEAT | Rutledge Family


Wenn aus Leidenschaft Liebe wird ...

Frederica d'Avillez ist sich sicher: Sie wird niemals einen Ehemann finden! Nach einer katastrophalen Saison in London wurde sie auch noch von ihrem treuen Verehrer sitzen gelassen. Doch wenn es schon nicht mit dem Ehemann klappt, will Frederica wenigstens einmal eine Nacht voll unvergesslicher Leidenschaft erleben. Und wer ist besser dafür geeignet als der umwerfend attraktive Herzensbrecher Bentley Rutledge, um den alle gut erzogenen jungen Damen normalerweise einen großen Bogen machen? Nach einer stürmischen Eskapade erkennt Frederica, dass Bentley hinter seiner Fassade einen weichen Kern hat. Doch er verbirgt dunkle Geheimnisse ...

Dieser historische Liebesroman ist in einer früheren Ausgabe unter dem Titel "Mein rebellischer Verführer" erschienen.

Weitere historische Liebesromane von Liz Carlyle als eBook bei beHEARTBEAT u.a.: "Ein unwiderstehlicher Halunke", "Entflammt von deiner Liebe" und "Stürmisches Spiel der Herzen".

eBooks von beHEARTBEAT - Herzklopfen garantiert.

 
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