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Review: Ransome's Crossing

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Picking up immediately after Julia Witherington’s marriage to Captain William Ransome, Ransome's Crossing is a marvelous follow-up to Ransome’s Honor . It covers not only the continuing struggle of Julia and William to define their relationship, but the adventures of William’s younger sister Charlotte, and her growing attachment to Ned Cochrane, her brother’s first lieutenant. The writing is once again smooth as silk, the descriptions vivid, and the story tightly woven and sound—even regarding the element of Charlotte’s passing herself off as a young midshipman for the voyage to Jamaica, which initially raised some skepticism for me. I wanted to savor the end more fully, but with this book ending at a cliffhanger, I’m confident the author will tie all things up beautifully in the volume yet to come! In all, spending time again with Julia and William was most enjoyable, and I grew to love Ned and Charlotte as well. It’s always a pleasure reading Kaye’s work! Thank you to Harvest

In celebration of Independence Day ...

... my new standalone, flash-fiction short in this month's CFOM :  Rebels Thick As Trees.   Based on a real-life event, in upstate South Carolina in the summer of 1780. Don't forget to check out the rest of this wonderful little ezine, even if you aren't a writer!

Review: Healer by Linda Windsor

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I haven't officially done reviews in a good long while, but I'm doing a select few titles ... beginning with Healer , the new historical romance by Linda Windsor. I am SO excited to share this one! Admittedly, I had a twinge or two of jealousy ... those who know me well may guess why (her Brenna even has the black hair and blue eyes of mine, but since when is that uncommon in peoples of Celtic descent? :-) ) ... but I was soon sucked right in. In fact, this is the story I've been waiting to read by Linda Windsor, ever since discovering her Fires of Gleannmara series years ago. Her writing is deeper, richer, smoother than ever before. Despite my weariness with seemingly endless versions of the Arthurian legend, I was captivated by this one. Windsor puts a unique and scholarly spin on this tale, tying it in with ancient Biblical history and prophecies. Although the publisher provided this book to me for review, I will gladly buy its sequels outright. :-) I could hardly