The Prize by Lars D. H. Hedbor

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The Prize by Lars D. H. Hedbor

The Indie Book of the Day for 22nd of May, 2014!

Genre: Children’s, Historical

Caleb’s father is serving with Ethan Allen’s Green Mountain Boys as the long-anticipated open war against the British rages up and down the length of Lake Champlain. Between his duties on the family farm and constant worry about his father’s safety, the young man’s attentions are already fully occupied when a fateful encounter with an unlikely neighbor changes everything. Pulled into new intrigues and new friendships, Caleb finds himself on a path that changes his life – and which will affect the outcome of the whole war.

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  • Print Length: 163 pages
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  • Publisher: Brief Candle Press; 2 edition (September 30, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FJZ2O3W
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As a reader, I’ve found that I learn far more about history through well-researched fictionalizations of events than through dry recitations of facts. We’re wired to respond to stories of fellow human beings, and as an author, I seek to recount the stories of our national origins during the American Revolution, bringing to life the day-to-day concerns and struggles of the men, women and children who experienced that era not as history, but as their lives.

Join me in this trip into the not-so-distant past, a time when great events unfolded around people not much different from you or I.

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River Oaks Plantation by B. J. Robinson

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River Oaks Plantation by B. J. Robinson

The Indie Book of the Day for 18th of May, 2014!

Genre: Historical, Romance

From award-winning author B. J. Robinson comes a family saga amidst the backdrop of the Civil War and a deadly hurricane, rising floodwaters in the Big Easy, or Crescent City, as a plantation on River Road in Vacherie, Louisiana, is threatened. Will Hurricane Katrina destroy what the Civil War spared? Showcased in Southern Writers Magazine as a Must Read. Finalist in the Grace Awards. Amazon best-seller. 

Margaret Jane Turnrow first laid eyes on River Oaks Plantation amid lush foliage and oak trees dripping with Spanish moss when she returned from her honeymoon as a petite hazel-eyed fifteen-year-old bride to the antebellum mansion. She immediately fell in love with the house and grounds and beautifying the garden with plants. Her first task involved lining the oak drive with azaleas. Determined to have the best plantation gardens, she soon recreated formal ones designed from precious memories of France, Italy, and England she’d toured on her honeymoon. Before the Civil War, she imported plants, and gardening became her passion. During the war, it was her only one. The fertile Louisiana soil loved and nursed her plants as much as she did, and they grew like the cotton and sugarcane.  Pale as a magnolia blossom, she sparkled like the sun reflecting off Lake Pontchartrain when she flashed pearly white teeth with her camellia red smile. The war would change the shy woman-child as it ravaged through her life and took its toll on the home and family life she came to know and love with all of her heart. 

Before the Civil War, dashing Danny Paul Turnrow stood six-foot-two-inches, as tall and elegant as the white-columned plantation home he’d purchased on the banks of the Mississippi River. He led a charmed life as a charismatic cotton baron known as one of the richest men on River Road. River Oaks boasted over thirty-five-hundred acres of fertile Louisiana soil, mostly planted in cotton with the exception of some sugarcane along the Mississippi River banks and his wife’s gardens.  He returned from the war a different man, as broken as the pillared splendor of the South. Surrounded by cypress swamps and sugarcane fields on the river’s end and white blankets of cotton edging the dirt roads, River Oaks Plantation still stood, but the grand life he’d led turned to one of backbreaking toil. He no longer stood so tall and proud with an aching back hunched over Louisiana cotton fields. 

With the future uncertain, fear lurks in his heart and soul and clouds his mind. What will sustain his marriage through the loss? Can they defend what’s most precious to them and maintain River Oaks as a working plantation? The manor home is the only legacy he has left and the only life he has ever known. Will he lose it? 

Years later, Amaryllis Camilla O’Brien is stranded alone with two dogs on the top floor of an antebellum plantation in Vacherie, Louisiana, as a deadly hurricane rips and roars through the city and raging floodwaters threaten to devour the old home. She discovers a yellowed diary. Will family secrets drown in the flood with her? Will the diary matter? She’s determined to save it and the dogs, or die trying. Has her grandmother left her a sinking ship? 

Noah Gautreaux, the plantation manager, took vehicles to higher ground and is supposed to return, but will he make it in time to save Amaryllis and his pet girls? The old house withstood the floods of 1973, 1983, and 1993. He doesn’t think he has to worry about it floating off down the Mississippi River, but as excessive rain and wind continue to batter the area and the water continues to rise when the levee breaches, he realizes there’s a first time for everything and this could be it for the white-columned beauty of ages past. Will the plantation, the only woman he’s ever loved, and his pets drown or be blown away? Can he save what’s most precious to him? Will River Oaks ever be the same, or will Katrina destroy what the Civil War spared?

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  • Publisher: B. J. Robinson; 1 edition (December 2, 2013)
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Top 100 Amazon Bestselling Author, B. J. Robinson, is an award-winning, multi-published author with four traditionally published novels as well as independently published short stories, novellas, and novels. River Oaks Plantation, her first full-length indie, has been on Amazon’s bestselling Christian historical novel list as well as the Civil War list. It is a finalist in the Grace Awards for 2013 in the historical romance category. The novel was showcased in Southern Writers Magazine as a Must Read. She won an award through the Florida Writers Association, first prize in fiction-writing competition at Southeastern Louisiana University for a short story that was published in their literary magazine, Gambit, and a novella won an indie award. She has also won numerous editors’ choice awards for poetry, had poems published, articles published, and her short story ran on the front page of a local newspaper three weeks as a serial.

She shares her heart and soul through writing, as well as her passion and love for Jesus. When she’s not writing, she’s reading and completing book reviews.

Magnolia: A Wilting Flower is an autobiographical novel which won first-runner up in Florida Writers Association (FWA) 2002 Royal Palm Award and took home a trophy. Southern Superstitions was developed from her first-prize-winning short story published in Southeastern Louisiana University’s literary magazine, Gambit. She later developed it into a full-length romantic suspense novel set in Louisiana, Southern Superstitions. Calm Before the Storm was her first indie book published on the Amazon Kindle, and it won an indie award. She is an avid reader and passionate writer of women’s fiction, romantic suspense, or historical fiction set in the Civil War and antebellum period. Her latest novel River Oaks Plantation is a Civil War plantation novel with dual storylines set during the antebellum period in Louisiana. She is hard at work on a second Civil War novel set in Louisiana, Romance under the Oaks.

B. J. Robinson writes inspirational fiction from Florida, where she lives with her husband, a shelter cat named Frankie, a golden cocker spaniel named Sunflower, and a golden retriever named Honi. Her children are grown and have made her a grandmother twelve times. She promises to take her readers on a continuous journey to another world. B. J. has been a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). She believes belonging to a good critique group and reading books by other writers is the best way to hone your skill and craft.

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Aundy by Shanna Hatfield

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Aundy by Shanna Hatfield

The Indie Book of the Day for 8th of May, 2014!

Genre: Romance, Historical

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a mail-order bride?

In Aundy, a sweet historical romance, take that journey with one courageous woman…

Desperate to better her situation, Aundy Thorsen agrees to leave behind her life in Chicago to fulfill a farmer’s request for a mail-order bride in Pendleton, Oregon. When a tragic accident leaves her a widow soon after becoming a wife, Aundy takes on the challenge of learning how to manage a farm, even if it means her stubborn determination to succeed upsets a few of the neighbors.

Born and raised at Nash’s Folly, the family ranch, Garrett Nash loves life in the bustling community of Pendleton as the 20th century approaches.

When his neighbor passes away and leaves behind a plucky widow, Garrett takes on the role of her protector and guardian. His admiration for her tenacious spirit soon turns to something more. He just needs to convince the strong-willed woman to give love another chance.

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Before he let sense overrule desire, he yanked off his gloves and tossed them on the nearest chair then took her face in his hands, brushing his thumbs over her cheekbones, gazing into her eyes and getting lost in the warm blue depths.

Lowering his head to hers, he only meant to give her a swift, chaste kiss. Heat exploded between them at the touch of their lips. Garrett lost his ability to think as he repeatedly pressed his mouth, hard and hungry, to hers. When her arms slid around his neck, he drew her even closer and deepened the kiss.

Garrett felt lost to everything except the woman in his arms, the woman who fit there so perfectly. He admired her spirit, appreciated her fine figure, enjoyed her laughter, and liked her caring heart. What he felt now, though, was so much more.

He felt passion and, if he cared to admit it, soul-deep love for the girl who kissed him with every bit as much yearning as he kissed her.

Aundy finally pulled back with a ragged breath, eyes wide in delightful wonder. She’d promised herself she would never get involved with another man, but her feelings for Garrett were more than just involved.

Involved meant there was care and concern, maybe friendship and fun.

The wild currents of longing swirling inside her were so strong they made her bones ache. The emotions Garrett stirred in her were much, much more than she ever imagined feeling for anyone and most definitely beyond being merely involved.

“Garrett, I… you…” she said, unable to think with the delightful tingle of his kisses still riding her lips. She couldn’t believe he’d kissed her. Or that she’d kissed him in return.

Never, not once, had any kiss ever made her feel like her heart would pound right out of her chest. Her stomach felt light and her knees weak while she scrambled to regain the ability to have a coherent thought. How could one kiss, one magnificent kiss, affect her so?

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  • Print Length: 328 pages
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Shanna Hatfield is a hopeless romantic with a bit of sarcasm thrown in for good measure. In addition to blogging, eating too much chocolate, and being smitten with her husband (Captain Cavedweller), she writes clean romantic fiction with a healthy dose of humor. Shanna is a member of Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, and Romance Writers of America.

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The Long Shadow by Loretta Proctor

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The Long Shadow by Loretta Proctor

The Indie Book of the Day for 7th of May, 2014!

Genre: Literary, Historical

The Long Shadow is compelling historical novel which tells the human story of the Allied campaign in Salonika during WW! and will appeal to readers of The Island and The Thread.

Fourteen-year-old Andrew discovers his mother’s hidden diary at his grandmother’s home during a Christmas gathering. His eyes are opened to a family secret when he reads about her time as a nurse in Salonika during the First World War, and the tragic love affair she had with his father, a Greek Officer who died in battle. Four years later, Andrew is impelled to visit his father’s land and trace his roots. What – and who – he finds there will change his life forever. The Long Shadow is filled with descriptions of Greece and its people. Dramatic images of battle and the terrible conditions endured by the Allied Armies entrenched around Salonika in the “Birdcage” are authentic and vivid. Greek music and dance play a vital role, reconciling in Andrew the dichotomy of belonging to two very different cultures and helping him to unite them in his heart and soul.

‘I’m immensely impressed by the novel, especially the Greek scenes. It’s a marvellously accomplished book. Many congratulations on your achievement.’ Colin Wilson: renowned author of The Outsider, The Occult, Mysteries and many more)

An unusual love story set in a remarkable place at a time that tore the world apart. Barbara Nadel: author of the Inspector Ikmen series set in Turkey

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  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Loretta Proctor; 3 edition (July 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
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Born in Cairo, Egypt, I came to Britain during winter and saw my first view of snow! My English Dad fell in love with my beautiful Greek Mum in Athens during the war and wrote her a forty page love-letter when fighting in the desert so I guess writing is in my genes! I wrote my first novel in an exercise-book at sixteen and many others after that but then gave up writing for a long time. Now retired and living in Malvern,the muse has returned. I’ve since written and published The Long Shadow which is set in WW1 Greece, The Crimson Bed with a background of Pre Raphaelite, London,and Middle Watch set amongs the coasts and lighthouses of England. If you like novels with depth, passion and drama, these stories are for you.

People have asked for a sequel to The Long Shadow. Thus Dying Phoenix was born. It is now available as a paperback and in Kindle form. Dying Phoenix follows on from the story of Andrew Cassimatis and his family and will take place in 1966-67 when the military took over the country and held it in an iron grip for seven years.

I was asked earlier this year (2013) to give a talk on The Long Shadow at the American College in Thessaloniki. It was a delightful and unique experience and I’ve made some wonderful friendships there. This led to my being signed up by Oceanida.gr and The Long Shadow will be available in Greek in the autumn.

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The Golden Dice by Elisabeth Storrs

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The Golden Dice by Elisabeth Storrs

The Indie Book of the Day for 19th of January, 2014!

Genre: Literary, Historical

During a ten year siege between two age-old enemies, three women follow very different paths to survive: 

Caecilia, a young Roman woman, forsakes her city by marrying the Etruscan Vel Mastarna, exposing herself to the enmity of his people and the hatred of the Romans who consider her a traitoress…

Semni, a reckless Etruscan girl, becomes a servant in the House of Mastarna, embroiling herself in schemes that threaten Caecilia’s children and her own chance for romance…

Pinna, a tomb whore, uses blackmail to escape her grim life and gain the attention of Rome’s greatest general, choosing between her love for him and her loyalty to another…

Historical Fiction at its best, this second volume in the Tales of Ancient Rome series explores the lives of women in war while giving a glimpse into the sexuality, religion, and politics of Roman and Etruscan cultures, two great civilizations in ancient history.

 

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  • Print Length: 454 pages
  • Publisher: Cornelian Press (January 6, 2014)
  • Language: English
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Elisabeth Storrs has long had a passion for the history, myths and legends of the ancient world. She graduated from University of Sydney in Arts Law, having studied Classics. Her curiosity piqued by an Etruscan sarcophagus depicting a couple embracing for eternity, she discovered the little known story of the struggle between Etruscan Veii and Republican Rome and the inspiration to write the TALES OF ANCIENT ROME series.

Elisabeth lives with her husband and two sons in Sydney, Australia, and over the years has worked as a solicitor, corporate lawyer and corporate governance consultant. She has now established the Cornelian Press self-publishing consultancy to assist others to find success as “DIY” publishers.

Researched and written over a period of fifteen years, THE WEDDING SHROUD and its sequel, THE GOLDEN DICE, vividly describe the world of Etruria, a fantastic civilization ultimately destroyed by Rome but which heavily influenced its conqueror’s culture from republican into imperial times.

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The Town That Disappeared by Sandy Carlson

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The Town That Disappeared by Sandy Carlson

The Indie Book of the Day for 22nd of May, 2013!

Genre: Children’s, Historical

Act of Man or act of God? Just how many homes and friends does a kid have to lose in twelve years? Driven from his neighborhood during the Chicago fire of 1871, Adrian and his parents move to the Michigan wilderness where his father lands a job at the sawmill. The town is called Singapore – as if a name could make a tiny spit of a town into a great seaport. Back in Chicago, it was easy to keep his hobby a secret, even from his father. But in this small town, will people discover who the true knitter of the family is? Only his best friend, big R.T., keeps him level.  Adrian’s attempts to protect his new – and first – girlfriend, Elizabeth, from the school bully seem to backfire, especially when he hears Jake’s big brother, Otto the Monster, is heading to town. Then, just as Adrian starts to feel that Singapore is his home, he discovers the moving sand dunes along the Lake Michigan shore are slowly burying his town. He tries to stop it, but how can he fight both man and nature?

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  • Print Length: 142 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481877488
  • Language: English
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I was born in Michigan, lived in Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, South Dakota, New York, and am now back in Michigan. I have traveled to all but two of our United States.

As a kid, I hated reading. I’d much rather of told stories to my friends. That said, I now love to read — did I mention love? — and have even became an author! I suppose my favorite author is C.S. Lewis. He wrote for both kids and adults, and was very smart. I’m even part of this huge organization called SCBWI — the Society for Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators. Yay!

As a kid, I hated school. I was always afraid I’d give the wrong answer. Besides, I’d much rather of been outside. Even so, I became a teacher… in schools.

I have climbed mountains, and swum in oceans. I cleaned oil off of turtles from the largest inland oil spill in USA history.  I’ve outrun a wildfire while backpacking, hid from a tornado in a basement, cleaned up debris from a hurricane, and outwalked the incoming tide at Fundy Bay.

Besides teaching 1st, 2nd, and 5th grades, as well as special education (K-8) and literacy, I have my master’s degree in guidance and counseling. AND I have substitute taught every age from preschool through eighth grade. I’ve also worked a camp counselor, and as a Youth Education Specialist for both a children’s garden and a natural history museum. I’ve led writing workshops for middle school and high schoolers.

I’ve always loved singing, but wasn’t too good on the piano. It was too big to carry around with me, anyway; so I taught myself how to play the guitar… so I could sing sort of on tune.

I have one husband, who is my very own hero, and two sons who are all grown up, and really cool. We’ve had lots of pets in our houses, but right now the only “pets” I have are our backyard animals – birds, black squirrels, rabbits, deer, raccoon, and lots of bugs.

What I like best is learning new things. And I like sharing things I learn… with you!

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Maiden’s Veil by Lisa Costantino

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Maiden's Veil by Lisa Costantino

The Indie Book of the Day for 6th of March, 2013!

Genre: Contemporary, Historical

In the remote English countryside, tapestry weaver Clarinda Asher performs a pagan fertility ritual with a local landed man—a sacred union that ignites a firestorm and ultimately has her banished to a lonely hilltop above her village.

Three hundred years later, American Jess Barlow arrives in Maidenvale as the village celebrates a diluted version of that long-ago holy day. Together with the fair’s king of the May, Jess rediscovers—and ultimately reenacts—the ancient rite, which soon rips their lives apart. But the ritual’s potency has been revived, and events take an unexpected turn.

Maiden’s Veil’s alternating stories explore the psychological power of ritual, the complexities of love, and the small actions that can cause devastation far beyond our own hearts and out into our fragile communities.

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  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Lisa Costantino; 1 edition (August 10, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008WEX86O
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Typing Gothic novelettes on paperback-size sheets of paper and stapling them together: my very first “publications.” I’ve been writing since my tween years, churning out short stories, poetry, and unfinished novels. But up until now, most of my writing has manifested in travel articles for Virtuoso Life magazine and copious amounts of content for Microsoft, Expedia, Amazon, and many other companies.

Maiden’s Veil is my first full-length published novel. I have two new novels in the works. The Herbalist is a young adult novel set in fifteenth-century Wales that tells the story of a young woman on the run from an arranged marriage who becomes a healer. The Reluctant Occultist follows the psychological arc of a skeptical woman who joins a school of magick and mysticism, where she comes to realize her own power and the dangers in ignoring its influence.

As well as creating content for a living, I also write book reviews for Kirkus and Chanticleer Book Reviews & Media, and my travel writing looks to pick up again in 2013. My editing services tackle everything from readying manuscripts for publication to proofreading fishing magazines. Photography is more a strong love than a profession, but I do have a dozen or so of my photographs displayed at Swedish Hospital Issaquah.

I live in Edmonds, Washington, with my husband Paul, dog Lucy, and cat Max. One of these days I’ll return to my project of transforming our overgrown and wooded property into a backyard wildlife habitat (at which point I’ll resume my blog on this project). I’m also obsessed with growing vegetables, and when I tire of working with words, I work on extending the gardening season. Purple sprouting broccoli, anyone?

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Finding Home by Mike Engleman

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Finding Home by Mike Engleman

The Indie Book of the Day for 1st of March, 2013!

Genre: Historical, Religious

At first glance, the Lawes’ Raiders series of historical novels would appear to be memoirs written by an old man with a sixth-grade education who played a major role in 19th Century Texas. The Captain of a Texas Rangers Company sent to deep South Texas to protect the region’s people, he tells tales of lawmen fighting the violence of Mexican incursions into the U. S. His simple, often ungrammatical words, tell much more than stories of Texas History. They—all 4,046 handwritten pages of them—speak of simple men with a simple wisdom that does not question miracles, be they the magic that enables a gentle man to commit unspeakable violence or the miracles that are inexplicable.

Call it a “saga” or an “epic,” but Lawes’ Raiders is about a quest of one simple man to become a person he never thought he could be. It is also a story of power and its impact on a good, simple soul. As the books’ covers say, Daryl Aaron Lawes’ story is one of “bravery, comradeship, violence, loss and some miracles, too, (with some guffaws thrown in, just for fun).”

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  • Print Length: 199 pages
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  • Publisher: Mike Engleman (December 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AI72BTS
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Wildflower by Amy Maurer Jones

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Wildflower by Amy Maurer Jones

The Indie Book of the Day for 4th of February, 2013!

Genre: Historical, Romance

Love can be tragic.

17th Century America: A Shaman’s daughter falls in love with an Englishman, only her hand has been promised to a warrior.

Tears fall. Promises are broken. Rage is unleashed.

Souls are bound or shattered.

Present Day: Laney Stillwater dreams about a boy she has never met, but she longs for the attention of the ever popular and gorgeous, Jordan Stone.

Time tempts change. Destined souls awaken. Love gets a second chance.

Souls are bound or shattered.

What will destiny offer this time?

Reconciliation or more despair?

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  • File Size: 576 KB
  • Print Length: 327 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1477542396
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008755190
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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Wife, mother, teacher, author, lover of life and all things creative.

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Scent of Triumph by Jan Moran

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Scent of Triumph by Jan Moran

The Indie Book of the Day for 11th of January, 2013!

Genre: Drama, Historical

Paris-born Danielle Bretancourt von Hoffman is a modern young woman with a natural gift. In the language of perfumery, she is a Nose, with the rare ability to recognize thousands of essences by memory.

The year is 1939, and on the day that England declares war on Germany, Danielle and her family are caught in the midst of a raging disaster sweeping across Europe.

Her life takes a tragic turn when her husband and their only son are stranded behind enemy lines. Summoning her courage, she spies for the French resistance, but is forced to flee Europe with fragments of her family. Destitute, she mines her talents to create a magnificent perfume that captures the hearts of Hollywood stars, then gambles to win wealth and success as a couturier. Her intelligence and flair attracts the adoration of Jonathan Newell-Grey, head of England’s top shipping conglomerate, and Cameron Murphy, Hollywood’s most charismatic star.

Danielle charts her course through devastating wartime losses and revenge; lustful lovers and loveless marriages; and valiant struggles to reunite her family. Set between privileged lifestyles and gritty realities, here is one woman’s story of courage, spirit, and resilience.

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  • File Size: 642 KB
  • Print Length: 428 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0963906534
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Briarcliffe Press; 1 edition (July 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008NRCOSS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled

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Jan Moran is a writer and entrepreneur living in San Diego, California.  She is the author of the new Scent of Triumph, a historical novel, and Fabulous Fragrances I and II, which earned spots on the Rizzoli Bookstore bestseller list.    As a fragrance expert, she has been featured in numerous publications and on television and radio, including CNN, Elle, Women’s Wear Daily, Allure, and O Magazine. As an editor and writer, she has covered fragrance, beauty, and spa travel. She has spoken before Fashion Group International, The Fragrance Foundation, and The American Society of Perfumers. She is the founder and creator of Scentsa, a touch-screen software program for retailers such as Sephora, and brands. Her proprietary Scentsa® Content Program is a database of beauty descriptions and articles licensed to retailers in several languages.   

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