The Lost Gospel of Peace

The Lost Gospel of Peace

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My Splendid Concubine

“Readers interested in unconventional romances in an out of the ordinary setting will find plenty to enjoy.” – Nanette Donohue Historical Novel Society

“Highly recommended!” – Midwest Book Review
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Far Away Home

FAR AWAY HOME, an Historical Novel of the American West: Aislynn’s Story- Book 1

With over 100,000 books sold, 2500 5 star Amazon reader reviews/ratings, and over 5000 Goodreads reader ratings, FAR AWAY HOME has ranked as a bestseller in U.S. Historical Fiction, Historical Romance American, and Historical Irish Fiction.

In post-Civil War New York City, sixteen-year-old Aislynn Denehy cannot find a job, she has no place to live and no family to help her. Some might think this is a problem; Aislynn believes it is an opportunity, but she has a lot to learn. No formulaic romance, this well-researched love story depicts life as it truly was for the thousands of women who went west reaching for a new life. Aislynn’s journey begins in a New York City tenement and leads her across the frontier to a Utah mining camp where she must cope with the three very different men in her life: smart, solicitous Tim, good-natured, good-guy Johnny and the intense but intriguing Liam Moran. Life in the roughshod camp brings small joys and devastating losses. The novel races through authentic experiences involving historical events until it erupts in an unexpected ending. In today’s troubled world, Far Away Home will make you believe no matter how many challenges fate sends your way, the human spirit can triumph.
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Island Queen

Island Queen

“Riveting and transformative, evocative and immersive…by turns vibrant and bold and wise, discovering Dorothy’s story is a singular pleasure.”–The New York Times

A remarkable, sweeping historical novel based on the incredible true life story of Dorothy Kirwan Thomas, a free Black woman who rose from slavery to become one of the wealthiest and most powerful landowners in the colonial West Indies.

Born into slavery on the tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat, Doll bought her freedom—and that of her sister and her mother—from her Irish planter father and built a legacy of wealth and power as an entrepreneur, merchant, hotelier, and planter that extended from the marketplaces and sugar plantations of Dominica and Barbados to a glittering luxury hotel in Demerara on the South American continent.

Vanessa Riley’s novel brings Doll to vivid life as she rises above the harsh realities of slavery and colonialism by working the system and leveraging the competing attentions of the men in her life: a restless shipping merchant, Joseph Thomas; a wealthy planter hiding a secret, John Coseveldt Cells; and a roguish naval captain who will later become King William IV of England.

From the bustling port cities of the West Indies to the forbidding drawing rooms of London’s elite, Island Queen is a sweeping epic of an adventurer and a survivor who answered to no one but herself as she rose to power and autonomy against all odds, defying rigid eighteenth-century morality and the oppression of women as well as people of color. It is an unforgettable portrait of a true larger-than-life woman who made her mark on history. $2.99 on Kindle.
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Detrick, a German boy, was born with the qualities that the Nazi’s considered superior, ensuring his future as a leader of Adolph Hitler’s Aryan race. But on his 7th birthday, an unexpected event changed the course of his destiny forever. Find out what happens. Free on Kindle.amazon buy now

All My Love, Detrick

all-my-love-detrickDetrick was born with every quality that would ensure his destiny as a leader of Adolph Hitler’s coveted Aryan race. But on his 7th birthday, an unexpected event changed the course of his destiny forever. As the Nazis rose to power, Detrick was swept into a life filled with secrets, enemies, betrayals, friendships, and most of all everlasting love.

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