Monday, October 14, 2019

Two novels in one!

I'm a little late in posting about my newest novel release, but it's not too late for you to purchase it here: Two great novels in one!

In July, Harlequin rereleased two books in one, so you can enjoy two stories of faith, strength, and hope in days gone by.

The Outlaw’s Lady by Laurie Kingery

Rebellious rancher's daughter Tess Hennessy seeks adventure—and that's what she gets when she's abducted to chronicle the Delgado gang's exploits! Yet her kidnapper, gang member Sandoval Parrish, isn't what she expected. There's more to the mysterious outlaw than he shows—signs of gentleness and devotion that soften Tess's heart. Sandoval has one goal: retribution for the sister Delgado ruined. He hasn't the time to fall for the stubborn, beautiful photographer whose pictures he needs as evidence. But what can Sandoval do when his plan puts Tess in danger? Torn between the drive for revenge and a newfound love, Sandoval will need his renewed faith to resolve the past…and claim his future.

And my story:
Love Thine Enemy by Louise M. Gouge

Love Thine Enemy takes place during the American Revolution in, of all places, Florida! Did you know East Florida and West Florida were British colonies that very well could have joined the revolution when our original thirteen colonies broke with England to form the United States of America? Not only that, but East Florida—St. Augustine in particular—was a haven for countless colonists who remained loyal to the Crown? When I learned that tidbit of history, I knew I had to write about it. Being a romance writer who’s always looking for character conflicts, I also knew my hero and heroine had to be on different sides in the war. That’s when the fun began. Here’s the back-cover copy. 

The tropics of colonial Florida are far removed from America’s Revolution. Still, Rachel Folger’s loyalties remain with Boston’s patriots. Handsome plantation owner Frederick Moberly’s faithfulness to the Crown is as certain as his admiration for Rachel—but for the sake of harmony, he’ll keep his sympathies hidden. After all, the war is too far distant to truly touch them…isn’t it? A betrayal of Rachel’s trust divides the pair, leaving Frederick to question the true meaning of faith in God and in country. Inspired by Rachel to see life, liberty, and love through His eyes, Frederick must harness his faith and courage to claim the woman he loves before war tears them apart.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

My Newest Release

This is my newest release, or should I say, re-release. The Regency novella formerly knows as The Gentleman Takes a Bride and published by Harlequin in a 2011 anthology is now a stand-alone book. If you love stories about June brides, interrupted weddings, titled Englishmen, and pretty young misses, and a heavy dose of drama that may or may not work out for our hero and heroine, this is the story for you. You can find The Gentleman's Proposal by clicking on this title. Happy reading!                                                                                                                  
Elizabeth Moberly, wellborn daughter of a decorated captain of His Majesty’s royal navy, is determined to marry a titled nobleman, for the only wealth and privileges of a peer of the realm will provide sufficiently for her future children. When Philip Lindsey, an untitled stranger, puts a stop to her beloved cousin’s wedding, Elizabeth resents him for intruding even as she finds herself attracted to the handsome gentleman’s fine manners and strong faith.

Philip Lindsey cannot permit his beloved sister’s fiancĂ© to run off with the dowry she kindly gave him before the wedding and then marry another bride. Surprised to find an ally in the bride’s uncle, Philip accepts the naval captain’s invitation to stay in his home until the legalities of the matter can be sorted out. While there, Philip struggles against his growing attraction to the captain’s lovely, charming daughter Elizabeth. After all, the young lady has made it clear that she plans to marry a peer. Although the grandson of an earl, Philip has no title. Should he take on the challenge of trying to persuade lovely Elizabeth to be content with the title of Mrs. Lindsay, beloved wife?






Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Here's my latest publicity photo. It was taken by a family friend who's practicing her photography skills on her way to becoming a professional. She did such a great job, don't you think? Thanks, Regan!

As you may have heard, my former publisher, Harlequin, has closed their Love Inspired Historical line. The last books will be released this coming June. I loved writing for LIH and will miss my association with the company.

I'm working on a few new projects to offer to other publishers. My agent advises that I should return to my Regency stories. I love that era as much as I love cowboys of the Old West. What do you think I should write?

Stay tuned to hear about the next steps in my writing career!

Sunday, October 29, 2017

My Brand New Release!

As promised, on October 31, I'm giving away one copy of Cowboy Lawman's Christmas Reunion to one U. S. Resident. If you would like to be entered in my free drawing, please leave a comment or question below. And if you'd like to know more about my writing life, please sign up for my newsletter in the box to the right. I promise not to overload your inbox!

One more caveat about the drawing. To make this work, I need ten different people to comment on this post, so be sure to invite your friends to enter, too.

I'm both thrilled and nostalgic as I announce the release of Cowboy Lawman's Christmas Reunion
This is the sixth and final book in my Four Stones Ranch series AND my final Love Inspired Historical. Sad to say, Harlequin is shutting down the LIH line next June. I've had the pleasure of seeing fifteen of my novels published by this prestigious company!

Although I'm sad to see the line end, a new release is always a cause for celebration, and I couldn't be prouder of this story.

Sheriff Justice Gareau can make outlaws quake in their boots…yet coming face-to-face with Evangeline Benoit once again takes away all his composure. She broke their engagement, and his heart, to marry a wealthy older man. Despite his reluctance, Justice can't avoid the widowed single mother of two when they're collaborating on a Christmas village for the town's children.  

The loving boy Evangeline once knew has become an unyielding lawman. Forced to flee New Orleans over false allegations, Evie doubts Justice will take her side when the past follows her to Colorado. Especially when he and her troublesome son butt heads. But perhaps the spirit of Christmas will soften his heart and give them a second chance at love.
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At the end of October, I'll be giving away one copy of Cowboy Lawman's Christmas Reunion to a U. S. resident. To enter my drawing, please leave a comment below. Also, if you would like to know more about my writing life, please sign up for my newsletter in the box to the right.



Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Welcome!

Welcome to my website! As you can see, it's a work in progress, but you can still read about my books by clicking on the links to the left. I've included a handy, printable booklist page. If you want to know more about writing or the merry (?) life of an author, you can sign up for my occasional newsletter in the box on the right. Also on the right, you can see my contact links for Facebook, Twitter, and email.

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