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release date: Aug 19, 2017
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Mathilde die Trapperin aus der Pfalz (Reihe in 2 Bänden)
Aus Band 1: Die "Rheinpfalz" am 20.September 2014:
"Deborah Dahlke schreibt einen anschaulichen Auswanderroman über die fiktive Halbschwester von Karl XII., dem Herzog von Pfalz-Zweibrücken."

1709. Mathilde, die „Bastardin“ des schwedischen Königs lebt verbannt unter Hausarrest in der Burg Lichtenberg im Herzogtum Pfalz-Zweibrücken. Zwischen den Burgmauern fristet sie ein trauriges Dasein. Ihre einzige Freude: die Besuche ihres Privatlehrers. Hans Hoffen schwärmt von einem neuen Leben in den englischen Kolonien Nordamerikas. Da sieht Mathilde die einzige Chance, ihre Freiheit wieder zu erlangen. Beide wandern aus und stürzen sich in zahlreiche Abenteuer auf See, in London, New York, Pennsylvanien.
Mathildes Tochter Jenny wird in Kürze ihr Leben und ihre Abenteuer unter Indianern und als weiße Sklavin in Virginia schildern. Freuen Sie sich auf dieses Buch.
In dem Handel mit Pelz sieht Mathilde eine Chance, sich in der Neuen Welt zu etablieren. Wird sie sich als Frau durchsetzen, in einer Welt, beherrscht von ehrgeizigen Geschäftsmännern, Trappern und Indianern?
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release date: Aug 19, 2017
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Sprigs of Broom (2 Book Series)
From Book 1: For Anne Neville, a timid and delicate child, ignored by her mother, patronised by her elder sister and bullied by her formidable father Warwick the Kingmaker, her childhood friend Richard Plantagenet becomes a source of strength throughout her life.

As she moves abruptly from castle to castle, from England to France, with Warwick’s changing fortunes in the turbulent Wars of the Roses, Anne is a pawn in the dangerous games of political intrigue that she struggles to understand.

The third son of the ambitious Duke of York, later King Richard III, is a hero in the eyes of the shy and bewildered Anne, and the key to her understanding of the great events happening around her. Their love, almost wrecked by the
feud of York and Lancaster, culminates in great happiness and the last Plantagenet reign in England.

The White Queen of Middleham is the first book in the Sprigs of Broom series, following the lives of Yorkist Plantagenet off-spring including "The Princes in the Tower" and Perkin Warbeck.
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Tales from the Lands - Epic Fantasy Series (3 Book Series)
From Book 1: ** My name is Chloe. I leave this record of the spirit, so the Temple and the city will know how the demon came to the City of the Sun. **
It's written that a demon takes three seals before it returns below the Abyss.
One, it already has.
In the darkness of the sleeping city, a squire defends a second.
The third seal would be Chloe's.
A tale from the Charm Counter Charm Sequence.
release date: Aug 19, 2017
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Destiny Series (2 Book Series)
From Book 1: Sixteen-year-old Edla Serafia Andersson emigrated from Sweden in 1903 to work as a house maid in America. Based on a true story, Edla’s Destiny is the compelling account of how she survived the harsh realities of the immigration experience and matured as a woman to embrace an unwavering reliance upon God. After a tumultuous voyage across the Atlantic and a protracted examination at Ellis Island, she began working in the manse of a cold-hearted reverend in Scottdale, PA. When he was reassigned to Germany, Edla found employment in Youngstown, OH as an upstairs maid at the estate of steel magnate, Robert Bentley. The setting was an American version of Downton Abbey replete with drama, romance, intrigue, and humor. Edla returned to Sweden in 1914 with two-year-old daughter, Gladys, to visit her parents and ended up in the middle of World War I. The novel’s thrilling conclusion embodies its recurring theme: God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform.
release date: Jun 28, 2016
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The Watchmaker's Daughter (Glass and Steele Book 1)
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"What an absolutely fun read! This story had me captivated from beginning to end and eagerly awaiting the next book! Loved it! Mystery, and magic, with another great female lead!" ★★★★★ Amazon Reviewer Tjuliannev

"A plot that works on all cylinders, a sassy heroine, a hero with some morals...This author knows how to write." ★★★★★ Amazon Reviewer Theresa May

"I love the intriguing plot laid out from the beginning to the end...If you want a story with tension and mystery, this is a must read." ★★★★★ Amazon Reviewer Liz McCutcheon

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India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and no one will employ her, despite years working for her watchmaker father. Indeed, the other London watchmakers seem frightened of her. Alone, poor, and at the end of her tether, India takes employment with the only person who'll accept her - an enigmatic and mysterious man from America. A man who possesses a strange watch that rejuvenates him when he's ill.

Matthew Glass must find a particular watchmaker, but he won't tell India why any old one won't do. Nor will he tell her what he does back home, and how he can afford to stay in a house in one of London's best streets. So when she reads about an American outlaw known as the Dark Rider arriving in England, she suspects Mr. Glass is the fugitive. When danger comes to their door, she's certain of it. But if she notifies the authorities, she'll find herself unemployed and homeless again - and she will have betrayed the man who saved her life.

With a cast of quirky characters, an intriguing mystery, and a dash of romance, THE WATCHMAKER'S DAUGHTER is the start of a thrilling new historical fantasy series from the author of the bestselling Ministry of Curiosities, Freak House, and Emily Chambers Spirit Medium books.
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release date: Mar 08, 2013
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The United States Of Vinland: The Landing (The Markland Settlement Saga Book 1)
What if?

What if the descendants of the Vikings who settled Greenland and went on to reach North America around the end of the first millennium had stayed?

Five hundred years later, would Christopher Columbus have arrived to the south of an eastern seaboard dotted with centuries old settlements and towns hosting devotees to Thor and Odin?

Might the Norse have gone on to build a nation as dominant as the United States of our own world?

A thousand years after reaching Greenland, Vinland and Markland, would we still have had two world wars? What might the world look like? Where might the political and religious divides be drawn?

Welcome to Norse America.

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At the turn of the first millennium:

Eskil, orphaned in war, but now a man, is leading his followers to found a settlement dedicated to Asgard’s gods in the newly discovered lands in the west. There, after tests, adventures and challenges, he will leave a legacy that will grow to become the strongest nation the world has ever seen.

The Landing is the first book in The United States of Vinland series and is an alternate history that begins the saga with the establishment of the first Markland halls.

Join us as we rewrite 1000 years of history.

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The Markland Settlement Trilogy (including separately published short stories) reading order:

The United States Of Vinland (USV#1): The Landing
A Short Tale From Norse America (ASTFNA#1): Young Ravens & Hidden Blades
The United States Of Vinland (USV#2): Red Winter
A Short Tale From Norse America (ASTFNA#2): Old Gods (written with permission by L.E. Sheppard)
The United States Of Vinland (USV#3): Loki's Rage (2015)
release date: Apr 01, 2010
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The Time of Terror: A Novel (The Nathan Peake Novels)

Patrolling the south coast of England in 1793 for smugglers, Commander Nathan Peake finds himself unhappy with his commission and desperate for some action. After revolutionary Frenchmen kill their own king and declare war on England, he gets his opportunity. Peake is entrusted with a vital mission to wreck the French economy by smuggling millions of French banknotes across the English Channel and into the heart of Paris. As he reluctantly embarks on the task of undermining the Revolution, opposition to the terror mounts, and he is soon forced to leave Paris and find the British squadrons in the storm-tossed Atlantic. Perfect for fans of nautical fiction, this humorous and well-researched tale portrays an upper-class, highly educated officer who values both action and reflection.

release date: Nov 02, 2014
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Once a Mistress (Mistresses of the Marquess Book 1)
What’s a gentleman to do when he inherits a title, a fortune…and a mistress?
When legendary lover, the Marquess of Templeston, dies in the arms of his mistress, he charges his son and heir Drew Ramsey with the future care of all of his mistresses. Determined to honor the outrageous request, Drew returns home to bury his father and is stunned to find living on the grounds of Swanslea Park the one woman whose charms he could never resist.

Kathryn Stafford abandoned Drew at the altar six years before and vanished in a cloud of mystery. She had hoped her feelings for him would fade, but when she comes face-to-face with the gorgeous new marquess, she discovers they have only deepened.

Drew is determined to keep his distance from the woman he believes to have been one of his father’s mistress. But every yearning glance and sizzling touch draws him closer to Kathryn…and to the scandalous secret that drove them apart.

Book 1 of the “Mistresses of the Marquess” Series, which includes ONCE A MISTRESS, ALWAYS A LADY and EVER A PRINCESS.

“An emotional, sensual tale!”—Romance Reviews Today

Once a Mistress is filled with passion and tenderness. Will bring a smile and a few tears to its readers.”—Romantic Times

“Tender, enthralling romance straight from the heart!”—Eloisa James, New York Times bestselling author

“Rebecca Hagan Lee warms my heart and touches my soul. She’s a star in the making!”—Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author

“Rebecca Hagan Lee taps into every woman’s fantasy!”—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestseller

“Rebecca Hagan Lee is a writer on the rise!”—Romantic Times
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release date: Nov 07, 2014
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Healing Ruby: A Novel: Healing Ruby Book 1
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen..."

Ruby Graves, a young girl in Depression-era Alabama, faces the hardships of poverty and loss with as much faith as she can muster. At only thirteen she’s already lost a younger brother, and now faces losing both her father and the boy who’s stealing her heart as well. Armed with her beloved Scriptures, she prays daily for their healing, only to have her tender faith shattered.

Through her pain, she’s able to connect with her long-lost Uncle Asa, whose mere presence at his brother’s funeral brings murmurs of a scandalous past involving her parents and a prominent local pastor. When Ruby discovers that one of Asa’s many secrets is an ability to heal, and that she may be next in line for the “gift,” she vows to find the faith that has eluded her so far--a faith that could mean never losing loved ones again.

But according to her father, faith and doubt can’t reside in the same heart, and doubt is Ruby’s constant companion. As she struggles to find the true meaning of faith, she’s opposed at every turn by the pastor who would see her family destroyed and a community that can’t see deeper than the color of one’s skin. Through her search for a faith that could move mountains and a true understanding of her gift, can Ruby trust in a God that may require the ultimate sacrifice?
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