Ahhh, with the holidays behind us, I’m ready to make some changes. What better time than at the start of a new year?
February of 2015 will bring the release of my stand-alone historical romance set in Wilmington, NC, The Last Heiress If you’re a fan of my Amish fiction, I hope you’ll give my historical romances a try if you haven’t so far. They are still the same sweet, inspirational stories about courageous women you’ve come to love.
Amanda Dunn set sail from England for North Carolina, hoping to restore shipments of cotton to her family’s textile mills, which have been disrupted by the Civil War. She also hopes to reconcile with her twin sister, who’s been estranged since her marriage to an American cotton factor. But when Amanda meets Nathaniel Cooper, her desire to conduct business and return to England changes. Amanda’s family deems the hardworking merchant unsuitable for the accomplished heiress. And when Nate himself begins to draw away, Amanda has her own battle on her hands. As the Union navy tightens its blockade around Southern ports, Nate’s long lost brother, a Confederate officer, arrives in Wilmington with his regiment. Nate contemplates joining the Glorious Cause—not in support of slavery but to watch his brother’s back. Yet will his dangerous decision put his future with Amanda in jeopardy? I hope you’ll look for The Last Heiress arriving in stores by February 1st. It will be available in both print and electronic versions from Harvest House Publishers.
Right now I’m also putting finishing touches on Midnight on the Mississippi, a romantic suspense set in New Orleans and the bayou country of Louisiana. This book was a labor of love after almost two dozen trips to area, both to visit family and research one of my favorite areas of the country. Although I was born and raised in the North, how many other Ohioans cook crawfish etouffee or a mean pot of gumbo or have been a fan of the Saints football team for years? I hope you’ll watch for my first mystery set in the South coming this summer.
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The Last Heiress
She Crossed the Sea to Save a Legacy…
Finding Love Was Not Part of Her Plan
Amanda Dunn set sail from England for Wilmington, North Carolina, hoping to restore shipments of cotton for her family’s textile mills, which have been severely disrupted by the American Civil War. But when she meets Nathaniel Cooper, her desire to conduct business and quickly return to England changes.
Amanda’s family across the sea deems the hardworking merchant unsuitable for the lovely and accomplished heiress. And when Nate himself begins to draw away, Amanda has her own battle for a happy future on her hands.
As the Union navy tightens its noose around Southern ports, Nate’s brother, a Confederate officer, comes for a visit. Nate contemplates joining the Glorious Cause—not in support of slavery but to watch his brother’s back. Yet will this potentially life-threatening decision put the union between him and Amanda in jeopardy?
- Retail Price: 13.99
- Release Date: February 1, 2015
- Page Count: 350
- Size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
- ISBN: #978-0-7369-5052-7
Read Chapter one The Last Heiress of The Last Heiress
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The Miller Family Series
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