Posts Tagged ‘Pacific Northwest.’
Despite the threat looming over her, learning to love the stranger she married may pose the greatest danger to her heartFriday, February 14th, 2020
When her parents and twin brother die within weeks of each other, Alicia and her younger sister are left in the hands of an uncle who has brought them all to financial and social ruin. Desperate to save her family from debtor’s prison, Alicia vows to marry the first wealthy man to propose. She meets the dashing Lord Amesbury, and her heart whispers that this is the man she is destined to love, but his tainted past may forever stand in their way. Her choices in potential husbands narrow to either a scarred cripple with the heart of a poet, or a handsome rake with a deadly secret.
Cole Amesbury is tormented by his own ghosts, and believes he is beyond redemption, yet he cannot deny his attraction for the girl whose genuine goodness touches the heart he’d thought long dead. He fears the scars in his soul cut so deeply that he may never be able to offer Alicia a love that is true. When yet another bizarre mishap threatens her life, Alicia suspects the seemingly unrelated accidents that have plagued her loved ones are actually a killer’s attempt to exterminate every member of her family. Despite the threat looming over her, learning to love the stranger she married may pose the greatest danger to her heart. And Cole must protect Alicia from the killer who has been exterminating her family before she is the next target.
This romantic story of loss and betrayal, forgiveness and redemption, and strangers marrying, will leave you laughing, crying, and swooning. Sprinkled liberally with suspense, mystery, and heart-melting kisses, this is not your ordinary historical tale of an arranged marriage nor of redeeming the rakes. Fans of Victorian and Regency Eras as well as those seeking clean and wholesome romance with plenty of chemistry, not to mention the redemptive power of love, will love this story!
Dance with a duke, outwit pirates, save a kingdom, and fall in love. Believe in happily ever after.
The Rogue Hearts Series:
The Stranger She Married
The Guise of a Gentleman
A Perfect Secret
The Suspect’s Daughter
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“Donna Hatch is one of the masters of clean romance with electric tension and smokin’ hot kisses.” ~ Reading is My Super Power Reviews
“Written with heart and depth, Donna Hatch’s books are absolute must-reads for any fan of swoon-worthy historical romance.” ~ Sarah M. Eden, USA Today best-selling historical romance author
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She kept her eyes closed another heartbeat, unwilling to release the sensations shooting through her. Who had kissed her? And why?Thursday, December 5th, 2019
Silent RiverÂ is a fictionalized version of a real investigation in the late 1950s in Portland, Oregon, a time when money and power ruled the citySaturday, June 29th, 2019
gripping psychological thriller inspired by true events.
Collins is Portlandâ€™s best investigative detective. When the
Stevens family goes missing, he goes to work. As he uncovers clues
the family may have been targeted for a professional hit by organized
crime, it gets personal.
personal. Can he face down his inner demons before he loses
confronts the mob and police bureaucracy to find the missing family.
Jake, partner and friend, thinks he’s spiraling into obsession, when
Robert’s taken off the case but refuses to give up the
he get past this shameless tragedy and his own past to move on with
a fictionalized version of a real investigation in the late 1950s in
Portland, Oregon, a time when money and power ruled the city. This
story will appeal to fans of true crime and detective fiction alike.
Readers who enjoy Ann Rule, Rex Stout, and Mary Higgins Clark will
love CM Weaver.
Pacific Northwest. Iâ€™m married and take care of a challenged rescue
dog, Ariel. I love writing, but donâ€™t write in one particular
genre. I do gravitate more to mysteries as Iâ€™m always asking â€œWhat
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Edlyn and Maddock discover that their meeting may have been more than chance, for their lives prove bound by a fateWednesday, June 26th, 2019
Northwest. With a love of writing in several genres, TJ strives to provide
well-written, age-appropriate, & original novels for tweens, teens, and new
Nereth. Centuries have passed since the rightful heir to the throne was
banished. The people are losing hope in ancient legend, which foretells of one
who will rise up, overthrow the evil king and queen, and restore peace. Like
all others in Nereth, Edlyn has suffered greatly. Orphaned as a child, Edlyn
grew up as the serf of a drunken lord. Now a spirited seventeen-year-old, Edlyn
works to buy her freedom while fighting off the unwanted advances of Sheriff
Hurst. One morning, Edlyn discovers a young man hiding in the stable. He is
fleeing from Sheriff Hurst and inflicted with a sword wound that will surely be
fatal without her help. In a split-second decision, Edlyn conceals the young
man from Sheriff Hurst and begins nursing him back to health. As the young
man’s strength returns, Edlyn learns that his name is Maddock, and she is
stunned to find that he has come from the mysterious land to the north. Maddock
soon comes to Edlyn’s aid, rescuing her from Sheriff Hurst. Suddenly declared
outlaws, both Edlyn and Maddock must escape for their lives to enchanted
Ravenshire Forest and then the desolate mountains beyond. As their adventure
unfolds, Edlyn and Maddock discover that their meeting may have been more than
chance, for their lives prove bound by a fate that neither of them could
possibly have imagined.
presume this is about you.”
did not respond. Wincing, he reached out with one arm to brace himself against
the wall while keeping his other hand pressed on his abdomen.
could be imprisoned for helping a fugitive, or killed,” Edlyn went on
frankly, shutting the stable door. “It depends on what you have
found his voice, “I will not put you in danger.”
made another move to leave but swayed and began to fall. Edlyn lunged forward,
catching Maddock in her arms. Staggering under the weight of his limp body, she
lowered him to the dirt.
me leave. I must get away from here,” Maddock begged, attempting to get
the sounds outside, Edlyn knew that the riders were nearly upon them. She also
saw that Maddock’s breathing was growing shallow and the life in his dark eyes
fading. He would not escape those who hunted him. For one moment, Edlyn
hesitated, looking between Maddock and the stable door. Then she spoke upward,
as if to the sky:
young man might be an outlaw, but may the spirits of Ravenshire Forest curse me
for eternity if I ever help Sheriff Hurst.”
The journey draws Eridale deeper into the conflict between the Empire and the rebel Freedom FightersWednesday, June 12th, 2019
is an author, designer, photographer, and flight attendant all rolled into one.
She has told stories all her life and finds her passion in sharing the plots
that spin through her head. She now lives in Portland, Oregon, with her two
dachshund-chihuahua dogs. She loves the beauty of the Pacific Northwest that
feeds her imagination.When no one is listening, Melanie loves to belt Broadway songs in her living
room and car. Someday she hopes to be on a flight where someone is reading her
escape capture by Imperial soldiers, 16-year-old Eridale Storm leaves the only
home sheâ€™s ever known and drags her younger sister into the wilds of
Mericonâ€”the Empire that formed when America collapsed. Hoping to find safety
with their mother who disappeared when Eridale was three, the girls follow
clues that lead them across the country, but the empire hounds their every
The journey draws Eridale deeper into the conflict between the Empire and the
rebel Freedom Fighters, producing questions about Eridaleâ€™s heritage, questions
no one wants to answer.
Caught between the threads of deception, rebellion, and betrayal, Eridale
struggles to find out who she is. The answers she finds could lead the country
back to freedom or shackle them under the imperial throne forever.
This is book 1 of a 4 book series and not a stand-alone book.
deep breath, calming the jitters that twist my stomach. My fists tighten and
bring me Papaâ€™s bow.â€
be considered an outcast if you hunt.â€ Her gaze darts to the door and windows.
been accepted in this village. Iâ€™m different from everyone, honey. Just look at
me.â€ I motion to my reflection in the mirror, still broken from when the
Opprimere took my step-father.
coppery red hair cascades in a mass of curls from my ponytail down to my waist,
and my steely violet eyes reflect the pain of my situation. No one in the
village looks like me.Â
bubbled up inside Susanna at the possibilities that lay before her. â€œOh,
Martha, I do want to go to London to find work as a harpist. How would I get there?â€Â
must travel alone, unprotected, and in the company of strangers. Still,
remaining here seemed infinitely worse.Â
â€œIt doesnâ€™t seem right, a gently bred lady like yourself traveling all alone.â€
manage somehow,â€ Susanna said, trying to be brave.Â
maid-turned-confident paused. â€œThatâ€™s true. I came here from London on the mail
coach. It took three days. It is an uncomfortable way to travel because it only
stops to change horses and drivers. Thatâ€™s when we stretched our legs and
bought food at the posting inns. I didnâ€™t have to worry about paying for a
bedchamber. But Iâ€™m used to being on my own.â€
considered. â€œI know where the nearest posting inn is. But once I reach London,
I wouldnâ€™t know where to begin. I donâ€™t know all the theatres, nor how to go
about getting a position, nor even where Iâ€™d stay.â€ The unknowns all loomed
before her like an endlessly high wall.Â
with getting a position, but I know the theatres.â€ Martha started counting off
on her fingers. â€œThereâ€™s the Kingâ€™s Theatre, Covent Garden, Drury Lane,
the sweet maid. What a dear she was for trying to help her! â€œI can see I should
have spoken to you sooner.â€
still canâ€™t like the idea of you traveling all the way to London alone, miss,
but I admire your courage.â€
Northwest, where she lives with her husband and nutty cocker spaniel. Her mostÂ recent novels include The Kingdom of Nereth, The Council of Nereth, Fusion, andÂ Love at Lakewood Med. When she’s not writing, TJ can probably be found enjoying
a hot chocolate, pretending to know how to garden, riding her bike, playing theÂ piano, or surfing the Internet for cheap plane tickets.
genres, TJ Amberson strives to provide well-written, age-appropriate, and
original novels for tweens, teens, and new adults.
“Are you kidding?” I exclaim. “You saw how he was at the
orientation meeting yesterday. He’s completely devoid of personality.”
YA Paranormal Fantasy
Allie Oâ€™Hareâ€™s dreams involve graduating High School, backpacking
around Europe with her best friend Aimee, and getting her crush to
see her as more than a friend; they did not include getting turned
into a werewolf. A werewolf with shining silver eyes who will never
see the age of 18.Â
learns her Irish temper is no longer her least attractive quality now
that she randomly sprouts fangs and a tail.
of what to do with herself, Allie wants to learn all she can about
her new life sentence. But the more she learns the more everyone,
including new werewolf friends, start looking to her to for
leadership. Facing a stalker and a possible pack war, Allie must find
a way to save those she loves from becoming collateral damage.
she hold on to her past and put those she loves in danger or will she
stand up, shine from within and accept her path as one very powerful
matter what she chooses, each choice has a price, and for Allie,
either choice will be paid in death.
by two sailors who traveled across the U.S., Yolanda
is a Mermaid who seeks out adventure wherever she goes. You can
usually find her kicking butt on some of the most beautiful hikes the
Pacific Northwest has to offer and might even catch a glimpse of her
tail when she takes to the numerous waterfalls she finds along the
way. She likes to drag her devoted husband and flock of four children
on her adventures, hunting wisps, ghosts and all the magic the world
has to offer. Her obsessions include, writing, reading,
weightlifting, hiking and adventuring.
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this year are to finally win her mother’s approval by gaining the notice of aÂ handsome earl, and discovering the identity of the stranger who gave her a
heart-shattering kiss…even if that mystery kisser is the resident Christmas
Cast of Character
- Holly Grey
- Her mother and father Mr. and Mrs. Grey
- Her sister, Ivy Chestnut
- Her brother-in-law, Joseph Chestnut and heir to the viscouncy
- Grandfather, the viscount of de Bell, Lord de Bell
- Will Berry, the parish vicar and school friend of Joseph Chestnut
- Lord Bradbury, Joseph Chestnutâ€™s friend
- Phoebe Flitter, a girl Will is courting, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Flitter, her younger brother, Rudolph
- Josephâ€™s older brother and wife were unable to come until later due to road conditions and heavy snow until later. They bring unnamed children.
- Appleby, village rector
- The church, St. Nicholas
â€If you have ever searched for your own history, or a way to bring
was a recipient of the American Library Association’s Frances Henne Award forÂ library leadership.Â
so late at the school library that the custodians waxed the floors, unawareÂ that she was still upstairs. She crept out the least sticky exit. Joan nowÂ teaches librarians on webinars. When not teaching she administers the localÂ Family History Center for FamilySearch International. She enjoys peeling backÂ the research onion for students and adults. That was the motivation for her
first book, which replicates her most popular inquiry lesson for U.S. HistoryÂ students and teachers. Joan speaks in her community, for professionalÂ organizations and at genealogy conferences.
Top Ten List
Joan’s Favorite Things
- Baby heads…so soft and sweet smelling
- Hummers sipping at my Hot Lips salvia
- Glendalough, Ireland
- Road trips with my sister
- Popcorn and movies with the hubby
- Finding the perfect word
- Stars so bright they look like they can be touched
- Ocean waves at night
- Research (Okay. Â I said it)!
Series,â€ and a winner of writing awards such as The Golden Quill and the
International Digital Award. A hopeless romantic and adventurer at heart, she
discovered her writing passion at the tender age of 8 and has been listening to
those voices ever since. She has become a sought-after workshop presenter, and
also juggles freelance editing, multiple volunteer positions, and most of all,
her six children (seven, counting her husband). A native of Arizona who
recently transplanted to the Pacific Northwest, she and her husband of over
twenty years are living proof that there really is a happily ever after.
this year are to finally win her mother’s approval by gaining the notice of aÂ handsome earl, and discovering the identity of the stranger who gave her aÂ heart-shattering kiss…even if that mystery kisser is the resident ChristmasÂ ghost.