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Dark Harvest (Thriller/Action)
After a shoot-out with a drunken child abuser, which resulted in the death of a child, severely wounding and, destroying her career, former police officer, Kat Lindley relocates to what appears to be the quiet Amish town of Maplecreek, Ohio. Little did Kat know that someone is targeting the Amish children. Reluctantly, Widower Luke Brand, leader of the peaceful Amish, realizes that they need help from the outside world if the person or persons respon...
Dark Harvest (Romance)
Mira, Jun 2004, 5.99, 400 pp. ISBN: 0778320502 Someone is attacking the vulnerable especially the young of the Amish community of Maplecreek. The people prefer to handle the problem without outside help, but the assaults are turning uglier and increasingly dangerous. Widower Luke Brand knows his community must turn to professional police for help. Former urban police officer Kat Lindley almost died in her last major action and the memory st...
The Falls
Mira, Jun 2003, 6.50, 400 pp. ISBN: 1551666952 Keith and Claire Malvern left Seattle to open up The Falls Bed and Breakfast in Portfalls, Washington. Before the couple actually opens the doors to their new establishment, Keith apparently commits suicide by leaping off the nearby “Jumper's” bridge. Claire refuses to believe her spouse for ten years would perpetrate such a cowardly act on her because he knew how hurt she was when her mother kille...
The Fyre Mirror
Dunne, Feb 2004, 23.95, 304 pp. ISBN 0312326920 On a whim, Queen Elizabeth I decides to leave her London residence and stay at Nonsuch Palace for a while. Beside the courtiers and the rest of the retinue who make up Elizabeth's inner circle, she takes along artists, who are painting a state picture of her and she will pick the one that is the best and send it all over Europe. Gil Sharpe, who was sent to Italy to learn with the masters goes to ...

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The Queene's Christmas
St. Martin's, Oct 2003, 24.95, 320 pp. ISBN 0312301758 Six years have passed since Elizabeth was crowned but she and her Secretary of State William Cecil still worry that her enemies will try to take the throne away from her. She makes her childhood friend Robert Dudley the Earl of Leicester and offers him as a husband to her cousin Mary, Queen of Scots. By doing this, she hopes to make Lord Henry Stewart so appealing that Mary will want this w...
The Queene's Cure
Delacorte, April 2002, 23.95, 304 pp. ISBN 0385334788 Elizabeth had a long hard road to travel before she ascended the throne as England's Queen. As a child growing up, she knew any day could be her last and when she was imprisoned in the tower, she thought she would never get out. Though she has full control of the government, she remains alert that her enemies both Catholic and Protestant are waiting for the chance to topple her from the t...
The Stone Forest
Mira, Jun 2002, 6.50, 400 pp. ISBN: 1551669099 In 1985 Ridgeview, Indiana, following her sweet sixteen bash, Jenna Kirk relishes the memory of Mace Macaman's kiss even if he is the boy friend of Mandi, her older sister. That night, Mandi gets Jenna to help her reenter their home after she returns from her tryst with Mace. However, someone abducts both siblings holding the sisters for ransom inside the town's extensive caverns. Jenna manages to...
The Thorne Maze
St. Martin's, Feb 203, 23.95, 288 pp. ISBN 0312301766 With the plague in London, Queen Elizabeth I and her retinue move to Hampton Court, one of her favorite residences. There is a maze on the property that everyone admires especially Sir William Cecil's mentor Templar Sutton. One night after a play is performed; the queen sneaks away to the opening of the maze where she has arranged to meet her admirer Robert Dudley. Before that rendezvous ca...
The Twylight Tower
Delacorte, Mar 2001, 24.95, 289 pp. ISBN: 038533477X A year and a half ago, Elizabeth I was crowned Queen of England and has won the hearts of many of her subjects and also solved two homicide cases on the sly. In her mid-twenties, the youthful Elizabeth wants to delegate some of her responsibilities to trusted aids and release some of the anger and fear that engulfed much of her life. Childhood friend and Horsemaster Robert Dudley makes it obvio...


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