In 1934, Stella Cooper was on the verge of leaving home to attend college with so many adventures in her future and independence beckoning her to accept the challenges of being almost mature. Having raised herself in a home of a dedicated doctor who offered her the world but was to dedicated to his profession to see the changes in her, Stella headed east to pick out a college to attend. That is when happenstance changed her life as the college changed her dreams.
A Simple Kiss A Sweet Promise
When a short marriage has no chance of ever surviving, Sandy withdraws from her friends and buries herself in creating a new existence in the same town and working for the same University as her husband. Swirling rumors and lies tie her in emotional knots that she stubbornly ignores until the dust settles until the past calls her opening up the wounds.
A Simple Kiss A Sweet Promise
The Tale of Two Affairs is now available on Amazon Kindle.
The story is about a young woman who is raised in the Catskill Mountains by her grandfather. After burying him, she travels to Rhinebeck looking for her father who is away at war. As his only child, she was born out of wedlock and is met with distain by the townfolk.
After tending to her ailing father and getting to know him initmately, he passes and leaves his large estate in a trust for her. The trust is run by a close friend who has promised her father that he would make sure that she is not taken advantage of by some unscrupulous man seeking her fortune.
Rebecca Cooper returns to the mountain to find a Union Veteran living in her cabin. She decides to approach this stranger with a plan to marry her for one year so that the trust can be controlled by her and she can move on with her life away from the gossip and hate of the people of Rhinebeck. Ryan Ford, who has sought to be a recluse from his problems, agrees to her plan.
Rebecca hadn't dreamed that his life could be so complicated and that his feelings so angry. Instinct tells her to abandon this plan but she takes a chance that out of it might result in her falling in love with her. Everything goes wrong but she keeps her promises before disappearing leaving him confused.
The Tale of Two Affairs
Ghosts of Tomorrow
My 15th Novel is a romance during World War II in the Pacific Theater. After the death of her father, Doctor Bailey Willow marries her college professor only to find not the supportive husband she needed but an abusive psychopath. She flees the clutches of the abuse and returns to the Philippines in search of the mother who abandoned her at birth. When the Japanese attacked the islands starting the war, she settles into a small remote island feeling protected from the world and the abuse. What she doesn't see coming is being thrown in the midst of the fighting and the decisions she must make when romance finds her.
Ghosts of Tomorrow
THE SEER AND MISS CLARK
During the Civil War, a gang of ten Union deserters plan and carry out the robbery of the Army Payroll Wagon. Their reasons for deserting, the reasons for wanting the stolen money catches the attention of the Man in Black who has decided to gather their souls while Juliette, the Seer, tries to save Miss Clark from her destiny in that dried up corn field. There is no good ending when the devil is on your trail.
The Seer and Miss Clark
BLUE NOTES FROM AFAR
My 13th Novel on Amazon
A story of a young girl coming into herself as she approaches her twenty-first birthday. Expecting a quiet and enjoyable summer in Wales with her best friend and grandparents, Abigail finds herself trying to unravel a mystery that makes her question her life and herself.
Abigail Thompson was born on the Christmas morning after the endof the Civil War. The only daughter in a family of sons, Abigail was raised with the same spunk and curiosity but somewhere in her makeup is her love to uncover the reason behind the things around her. Turning away from the customs and expectations of young women, Abigail wishes to make her own rules and way through life and to do it without support from her parents.
Blue Notes From Afar finds Abigail spending the summer in Cardiff, Wales with her grandparents following the completion of her education in London. Enjoying the quiet, enjoyable days along the coastline, she is unexpectedly drawn from her writing and books by the arrival of a blue note questioning the identity of her father. A mystery that is unexpected, anonymous and cruel but one she will not accept as she finds herself in the midst of a new awakening.
Blue Notes From Afar
WHEN THE WAR IS OVER
Book 3 of Ellery's Sisters series is now available on Kindle and Amazon
Captain Rowland Sawyer of the U.S. Army began his career after graduating from Virginia Military Institute. When war broke out across the country, his job was to find and arrest spies, traitors and the growing criminal element in both the government and the Army. During an assignment in the Gap, he crosses paths with Josie Younger the wife of his good friend Thomas Younger who has been reported as missing in action near Chancellorsville, Virginia. Her reckless decision to search for her husband brings together the many friends from the Institute as they stand on opposite sides of the conflict. Rowland finds remaining impartial difficult since Josie reminds him so much of Alison Ellery the young Virginia girl who stole his heart at the beginning of the war. His loyalty to his country is shaken as his heart is torn over the people he cares about.
This novel is about the men who graduated from VMI six years before the Civil War. Captain Rowland Sawyer is a character in the series The Ellery Sisters. It takes place in Virginia during the last two years of the war before Alison Ellery marries Rowland Sawyer.
This is my 12th published Novel.
When The War Is Over
MY WILD IRISH ROSE
Samantha is orphaned at a young age and placed into a boarding school by her guardian. Upon graduation, she returns to Boston where she begins here life in her father's home with disposable income and choices of what she wants in life. The struggle between her strick life as a school girl and the freedom of a young lady is an emotional one that spins her out of control.
SERIES OF JOHN ELLERY'S DAUGHTERS
This is a series surrounding five young daughters of a Farmer in Northern Virginia when the Civil War disruptes their lives. The series currently has two volumes with the third hopefully published in 2016.
THE VISITOR SERIES
This is a historical romance story that is broken into 6 books of the entire life of a young Virginian girl, Mirisa Eppes.
As the Civil War begins to invade their plantation along the Chesapeake River, Dr. Eppes sends his daughter to Natchez, Mississippi, to wait out the war under the protection of the dangerous and hardened Dominic Lanfear.
The story is filled with compromise, Mirisa's naive and loving nature and Dominic's inability to not have her for himself despite his doubts about whether he could be a good husband.
Mirisa path crosses with the haunted mansion where her bond to Dominic's ancestors and the strong Indian spirit, Conrad, leads her into danger and adventure unimaginable by the young girl. Conrad remains her protector until the end of life as she struggles with loving him and hating him for he forces her to understand the changes of her life.
The four men hired by her father to protect her are dangerous, devout womanizers, rich, cunning, loyal and ill prepared to handle Mirisia.
The close friendship of Dominic, James, Garnett and Meeks weaves a relationship with Mirisa which none of them are able to ever escape.
This story is about four hardened men and one beautiful girl who opens her heart to the adventure they bring.
I have a Google blog that leans more toward my writing and thoughts and an Author's Page on Goodreads as well as a fan page "The Visitor Fan Page" on Facebook.
Is a collection of very short stories about love, sex and rock and roll.
Very ecelectic and unusual little stories.
Is a story about six lawyers whose bond starts as young children and challenges them when a friend is suspected of murder.
Barbara Svetlick - River of Glass Studio @ 2007
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