Heartwarming and engaging!

Love Will FollowGet it on Amazon!

At age 10, Kittie Thornton was forced to leave her brother-protector on the train full of orphans and follow her new ???family??? into an abusive hell. Now, as a frightened 18-yr-old, she must flee or die at the hands of the man who never saw her as a daughter, only as his woman. With no funds and little hope of succeeding in her flight, Kittie finds meager work in Mounthaven, Ohio, the only place she remembered her own parents speaking of with fond memories. And there she hides.

Rich with poignant, mystical dream scenes and glimpses of what family can truly be, Bailey Bristol weaves a tale of danger and endurance, loss and depravity, honor and trust…and a love that blurs the lines between hope and the spirit world.

For Readers of Before We Were Yours and the Orphan Train and lovers of The Great Gatsby.

Somewhere Still

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Roaring Twenties. Kansas City. One woman’s transformative journey of love, betrayal, and redemption.??From the day Jean Ball lands a job at the elegant Empire hotel, she quickly learns the secrets of the entitled class. Dazzled by a Roaring Twenties society on the cusp of radical change, this naive and innocent young woman finds herself dancing, bobbing her hair, and falling for Elden Whitcomb, the handsome son of the wealthy hotel owner. The stakes rise when the Whitcombs??? powerful secrets are revealed and loving Elden comes at a price ??? one that may be too high for Jean to pay.

Shattered and alone, Jean’s in the battle of her life in a city alive with romance, smoky speakeasies, jazz music and scandal, but divided by race and class. With the help and encouragement of influential women, Jean may find what she has always needed, though her choices could echo through generations. But will the man she trusted and so fiercely loves redeem himself?

Somewhere Still offers a unique window into the history and culture of Kansas City at a turning point in its development and blends history and fiction to tell the coming-of-age story of one young woman’s transformative journey of love, betrayal, and redemption.

Denitta Ward uses historical sites and real events to explore Jean’s transformation from an innocent young girl to a self-assured woman, making her way in a society in transition.??Somewhere Still??aims to give insight into 1920s Kansas City, a city on the cusp of significant change. During this time, the city’s society women united to urge social advances, the jazz culture was born, baseball’s famous Negro League was formed, and the city had a burgeoning Prohibition bootleg trade.

Suspenseful and Chilling!

Qualities of MercyGet it on Amazon!

BERLIN, 1938.??When Judith Morgenstern, a 26-year-old Jewish woman, is tricked into an SS hospital for eye surgery, she ends up blind and trapped–a victim of live medical experimentation.

Her only hope seems to be Dr. Horst Eicher, the acclaimed SS ophthalmologist who takes over her case and promises to return her sight. What Judith doesn’t know is that Horst caused her blindness himself.

In the cauldron of hate that is Hitler’s Germany, where relations between the SS and Jews are strictly forbidden, Horst spins a web of lies around the persistent, outspoken Judith while his ambition to excel in the Nazi medical world and an ingrained prejudice against Jews wrestle with his burgeoning, unspoken passion for her.

Judith waits hopefully for her corrective operation while she struggles to awaken Horst’s conscience and compassion. She suffers a crescendo of abuse from the SS hospital staff, and Horst is sucked into a suspense-filled cat and mouse game with them as he tries to keep Judith alive.

Qualities of Mercy??explores the moment in Nazi “medicine” when the euthanasia program was born, opening a direct path to death camps and the cataclysm of the Holocaust. It also deals with the Lebensborn racial breeding program and Nazi exploitation of women. Masterfully woven throughout is a scathing look at Hitler’s most powerful policy: brutal, senseless anti-Semitism forged into a phony racist doctrine to justify mass murder.

Qualities of Mercy??mingles elements of a medical thriller with an astonishing depth of historical detail and frequent one-two punches at politics, religion, and philosophy in 20th-century Europe.

Readers who love Kristin Hannah??s??The Nightingale and Anthony Doerr’s??All the Light We Cannot Seewill relish this gripping story of a woman’s determination to catalyze the transformation of an ignorant, bigoted soul, help him strip away the veils of prejudice and save both of their lives. In Judith’s words, “You win when I win.”

A captivating historical novel!

Slave to FortuneGet it on Amazon!

Tom Cheke???s world is turned upside-down when he is kidnapped from his home by Barbary corsairs during an audacious night raid.

Sold into slavery in seventeenth-century Algiers, Tom carves out a new and promising life only to have it shattered once more when another twist of fate throws him into the hands of a Scottish knight of the Order of St John and into a turbulent world of ciphers, spies and assassinations.

Tom???s memoir is a remarkable account of how a young man comes of age, grasping life from the setbacks of fortune. It is a tale of friendship and reconciliation, of intrigue and deceit, in which trust is betrayed and deep-rooted beliefs and values are cast into doubt.

In Slave to Fortune, DJ Munro skilfully captures a bygone era of galleons and gunpowder. Corsairs and secret agents cross swords with crusading knights as the plot twists from the alleyways of Algiers, through the splendour of Malta and the canals of Venice, to maritime Portsmouth and the rustic charms of the Isle of Wight.

With echoes of Robert Louis Stevenson???s Kidnapped and J. Meade Falkner???s Moonfleet, Slave to Fortune is an uplifting, intelligent adventure that will spark curiosity and keep readers enthralled.

Suitable for readers of all ages from teens upwards, Slave to Fortune was the #1 bestseller for YA Historical Fiction on Amazon.co.uk on numerous dates throughout April and May 2017.

Unique vision of Ancient Rome

Roman MaskGet it on Amazon!

Rome AD 9
Augustus Caesar rules Imperial Rome at the height of its power, as the Roman Empire stretches across the known world. Cassius, son of one of her most powerful families, is the personification of Rome’s imperial strength: wealthy, popular, a war hero with a decorated military career – none of Rome’s fashionable parties are complete without him – except, he hides a secret.

After his nerve is broken in Germany, the thought of genuine armed combat is enough to send him into a cold sweat of fear and shame. But this doesn’t dissuade him from living off a false reputation so he can continue a life of casual affairs, wine, and parties, as he is seduced by the many vices of Rome.

However his scandalous life is soon upset by a summons from the Emperor’s wife. It ends his happy decadent life and returns him to Germany to assist the Roman legions in their greatest ever trial, and the events that will resound down in history, in the dark forests of the Teutoburg…

Unexpected Rewards (Not Every Girl Book 2)

Unexpected RewardsGet it on Amazon!

Olivia Davenport is looking forward to her future. After all, Prince Liam has professed his love and King William has promised her a reward for her role on a recent mission. She fully expects to continue her knightly training while enjoying a blossoming romance with her Prince. The King, however, has other ideas, appointing her as a lady-in-waiting to Queen Helen.

Thrust into unfamiliar territory and left to fend against the malicious women of court, Olivia tries to find her footing among the courtiers, their protocol, and the added complication of Jocelyn Crawford, a lady who has her eyes set on becoming Liam???s bride.

When, a disturbing prophecy puts the safety of the King in question, fear spreads through kingdom. Olivia must use her training and instincts to unravel what is truly going on in order to protect the King. Through it all, she questions if she will ever be able to fit into Liam???s life and if, in the end, their love can prevail.

An epic historical novel filled with romance, intrigue, and adventure!

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Contance is an aristocratic young woman in the time of Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution. A bad choice in an early love affair leads to terrible consequences. She finds herself torn between Sir Percy, a dashing English nobleman, and Alfonso, a Spanish count. But a dark secret threatens to tear her world apart as France descends into chaos and revolution. Constance is both a witness and participant in the great events of the age.

Will Constance choose Sir Percy or Alfonso? And can she escape the terror of the Revolution?

One amazing life. Two great loves. The world in revolution.

Anvil of God: Book One of the Carolingian Chronicles

“Gripping” – Publishers Weekly
“Unputdownable” – BlueInk
“Engrossing” – Kirkus
“Utterly confident novel” – HNS

Anvil of GodGet it on Amazon!

It is 741. After conquering a continent for the Merovingian kings, only one thing stands between Charles Martel and the throne: He is dying.

Charles cobbles together a plan to divide the kingdom among his tree sons, betroth his daughter to a Lombard prince, and keep the church unified behind them through his friend Bishop Boniface. Despite his best efforts the only thing to reign after Charles???s death is chaos.

His daughter has no intention of marrying anyone, let alone a Lombard prince. His eldest sons question the rights of their younger pagan stepbrother, and the Church demands a high price for its support. Son battles son, Christianity battles paganism and Charles???s daughter flees his court for an enemy???s love.

Based on a true story, the award winning Anvil of God is a whirlwind of love, honor, sacrifice and betrayal…

A must-read for historical fiction fans!

Guardian of Secrets

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After fleeing from an abusive husband accused of murder, Celia Merrill becomes embroiled in a Spanish Civil War.
Celia???s two sons march under opposing banners, whilst her twin daughters take different paths; one to the Catholic Church and the other to the battlefields.

And in the shadow of war, a sinister villain from the past resurfaces with the sole purpose of destroying the entire family.

“Three generations struggle in a suspenseful family saga, which begins in 1912, in Kent, England, and ends in 1939 in Spain, during the Civil War.”