The last stop is at the blog of award-winning author Linda Collison, where I focus on the lovely city of Charleston, South Carolina, the setting of my latest novel, The Driver’s Wife. Follow this link to the article. While you are at Linda’s website, check out her wide array of books, from nautical fiction to Young Adult. She just released her second story in her serialized Dystopian nurse capers.
Today’s stop is at author Tinney Heath’s website. She shares her review of The Driver’s Wife and offers some very kind, appreciated words. You can view the review here. And while you’re at it, check out Tinney’s debut novel A Thing Done, a historical novel that takes place in Florence, Italy, in the 1216. Tinney weaves an intriguing story, punctuated by her signature wit.
This is Day 2 of my blog hop to celebrate the release of The Driver’s Wife. Today I am hosted by author J.M. Aucoin. My article explores Charleston’s early rice culture and the slaves who toiled upon the plantations. And while you’re there, check out my host’s array of historical novels, all of them great fun in the tradition of the Three Musketeers.
Follow this link to read the article.
To celebrate and spread the word about the release of my new novel, The Driver’s Wife, I am doing a blog hop. Today I am hosted by author Kim Rendfeld whose next historical novel, Queen of the Darkest Hour, will be release this August. I’ve had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy, and I highly recommend it. It’s available for pre-order on Amazon. I’ve got my order in! Also, check out her two previous historical novels, both excellent as well.
On her blog today, I discuss the plantations of Charleston, South Carolina, which inspired not only the setting of The Driver’s Wife, but also provided inspiration while writing my earlier Jack Mallory trilogy. Just follow this link to Kim’s blog. I hope you enjoy the article and photos.
Kim has also written a review of my novel on Goodreads.
A story of redemption and unconventional love.
Leighlin Plantation offers Edward Ketch a new life, an opportunity to forsake his violent, troubled past and become a man worthy of respect and trust. But when a slave named Isabelle arrives, Ketch is drawn into a turbulent relationship that threatens the very peace he has struggled to attain.
Isabelle has her own desires for a fresh start, but scurrilous gossip about her past undermines those hopes. She struggles to be accepted by Leighlin’s other slaves and hopes marriage to a popular man will aid her cause. But her situation worsens when her husband becomes abusive. She discovers, however, one unlikely ally—Ketch, who is as much an outcast among Leighlin’s white population as she is among her people.
A stranger to love, Ketch cannot recognize the true feelings that draw him to Isabelle. To rescue her from the dangers of her marriage, he risks losing not only his position at Leighlin but the affections of the woman he strives to save.
Set against the backdrop of 17th century Carolina, The Driver’s Wife explores the lives and relationships, from Big House to slave settlement, of those who labored upon the wilderness plantations near Charles Town. Rice cultivation and the task system of slavery provide a much different landscape from the aristocratic Old South of cotton plantations and gang labor familiar to most modern-day readers. The Driver’s Wife is a tale of the transcendent power of love.
To celebrate tomorrow’s release of my fourth novel, The Driver’s Wife, you can snag a free e-book copy of my first novel, The Prodigal, at Amazon.com today. Don’t have a Kindle? No worries, just download the free Kindle app for your mobile devices from your favorite app store. Follow this link for your free copy. One day only! Great beach reading for your Memorial Day holiday.
A story of relentless pursuit, betrayal, and revenge:
As a young boy Jack Mallory knows horror and desolation when James Logan and his pirates murder his father and abduct his mother. Falsely accused of piracy himself, Jack is thrown into jail. He survives seven years in London’s notorious Newgate prison and emerges a hardened man seeking revenge.
His obsession with finding his mother’s kidnapper drives him to the West Indies where he becomes entangled with a fiery young woman named Maria Cordero. With a score of her own to settle with James Logan, she disguises her gender and blackmails Jack into taking her aboard his pirate brig, Prodigal, in his desperate search for Logan. Their tumultuous relationship simmers while Jack formulates a daring plan to rescue his mother and exact revenge upon Logan for destroying his family. But Logan has no intentions of losing what he now treasures more than life itself—Jack’s mother, Ella.
My new historical novel, The Driver’s Wife, is now available for pre-order at Amazon.com. Just click on this link. The pre-order is currently for e-books only. The paperback version will be available in May. The official release date for the novel is May 22. Just in time for your summer reading!