"IF ALL ARKANSAS READ THE SAME BOOK" 2012 Author: LAURA CASTORO!
BRAND NEW DECEMBER eBOOK RELEASE:
Second book of the "Rose" trilogy
READ EXCERPT HERE: A ROSE IN SPLENDOR
Once in Many Generations Does a Woman of the Fitzgerald Clan Bear the Mark -- and the Gift--of the Rose.Years before in Ireland, seven-year-old, Deirdre dreamed about a handsome young man with hair as dark as a raven's wing and eyes as blue as the summer sky. Not long after, she discovered a wounded young man hiding in her father’s stables and helped hide him from the English troops. Though her family scoffed at her declaration, Deirdre knew this stranger was destined to be her one true love. Now Deirdre is a beautiful headstrong young woman who lives in exile in France with her father, Lord Fitzgerald. Men desire her and women envy her, yet Deirdre remains true to her youthful dream of love. She will wait, forever, if need be. Finally, a fierce Irishman by the name of MacShane rides into her life, bringing danger, thrilling adventure, and the promise of ecstasy. ’Tis a pity he’s scarred and hunted and despised. She cannot have him…so they say. However, Deirdre is touched by fairy luck…the mark of the rose on her shoulder. When Destiny sends them back to Ireland, she will fight for her man, in pursuit of a glorious love the world would deny.
If you love Ireland, historical romances with very evocative stories with unusual characters and a sweeping winner-take-all romance, this is for you. I'm so pleased to be able to offer it to ebook readers. Book 1 "ROSE OF THE MISTS" is out, see below. Book 3 "THE SECRET ROSE" will be available in JANUARY. And, remember, I write these as LAURA PARKER
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first book of the "Rose" Trilogy!
Love is forbidden for Meghan O’Neill. A child of mysterious birth, she believes what others say, that she is a changeling left by the fairies who marked her with a rose-red birthmark on her cheek. Shunned by others, Meghan’s destiny is to live under a cloud of suspicion and fear.Yet from the moment she sees the handsome Englishman bathing naked and magnificent in an Irish pond, Meghan feels the stirring of the love said to be impossible for her. If only he could be hers…if only for one wanton night. Then she saves his life, and alters her destiny. Revelin Butler cannot forget the lovely face of the woman who rescued him from certain death. Is she real, or only his imagination? Against all reason, he sets out in search of her. What he discovers is a passion he must not pursue with a rare brave woman who would deny him nothing. Set against war, treachery and political intrigue, Meghan and Revelin risk all for a love that will change a curse into a legend to be remembered down through the ages.
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ICING ON THE CAKEWhen Liz Talbot's husband left her for a woman half her age, Liz put all her passions into her bakery. The problem is that fad diets and fitness crazes have ruined sales and she's barely staying afloat. Liz's luck seems to be changing when her ex dies without changing his will, leaving her the main beneficiary. Unfortunately, she inherits the advertising agency she left behind to pursue her dream of baking. Her new partner? The newly widowed husband- stealer -- Brandi, spelled with a ♥ over the “i”! Liz is more determined than ever to break out and make a name for herself as an artisan baker extraordinaire, providing her products can catch the eye of the Nabisco Food scout who is as elusive as he is mysterious. "Castoro's winning tale of a woman coming into her own in midlife will no doubt make fans of readers searching for novels that go beyond the usual focus of chick lit." Kristine Huntley American Library Association. "...ICING ON THE CAKE serves up the perfect recipe for a compelling, yummy, and yes, one-sitting read." The Paperback Reader BUY NOW: Available ebook: or
LOVE ON THE LINE
It ain't easy being biracial and a trust fund baby, but blue-eyed Jesse Morgan is determined to just be herself at an eastern college—where no one will know who or what she is...unless she chooses to tell them. What Jesse doesn't yet realize is that "no past" doesn't equal "no problems."
High-powered executive Thea Morgan is marrying Rev. Xavier Thornton—the former athlete and successful black businessman-turned-pastor, a man she first fell in love with at sixteen. A fair-skinned black woman who cracked the glass ceiling in the Texas oil business, Thea assumes her identity difficulties are behind her. She hasn't yet met Xavier's new congregation in a down-on-its-luck Arkansas town...nor Mrs. Hattie Patterson—the matriarch of St. Hurricane Church.
Like mother, like daughter, Thea and Jesse discover that sometimes to get what you need most you to have to put everything, even love, on the line.“...Entertaining, touching, and insightful.” New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips "Thea and Jesse are well-drawn characters, strong independent women who readers will love." Publishers Weekly BY NOW: OR Also available ebook: OR Also available as audio book: OR NEW EBOOK RELEASES!