Immerse yourself in the "what if" questions related to the Lost Colony of Roanoke. What if an English boy and a native girl met in the wilderness? The push-and-pull between two very different worlds begins as one seeks simple friendship and the other struggles to trust. And can it--dare they--allow it to be more?
Sparks fly between Mushaniq, free-spirited daughter of Manteo, and Georgie Howe, whose father was brutally murdered by undiscovered native warriors before they'd been on Roanoac Island a full week. As Georgie struggles to make sense of his life and to accept that not all they call "savage" are guilty of his father's death, Mushaniq grapples with her own questions about who Manteo has become. As tentative friendship becomes more, forged in the fire of calamity and attack upon their community, both must decide whether the One True God is indeed who He claims to be and whether He is worthy of their trust.More info →
1775—the Shenandoah Valley, Staunton, Virginia
Samuel Wheeler is an ordinary wagonmaster by day, a masked vigilante by night, but what started as a lark has gotten out of hand. He hardly sleeps, his secret identity has taken over his life, and the girl he loves barely notices him while his alter ego sets her aflutter.
Sally Brewster works hard at her parents’ inn, nestled in the lower Shenandoah Valley, along the Great Wagon Road that runs from Philadelphia down through the Carolinas. She pays little mind to the gossip about the mysterious highwayman who lately makes life difficult for the redcoats—until the night when the heroic figure saves her from brigands.
The Highwayman first released May 2015 in Barbour's The Most Eligible Bachelor Collection, now out of print (used books remain for sale at Amazon and various places), and then in 2018 under the Forget Me Not imprint. Now updated and restyled as #1 of my Frontiers of Liberty collection!More info →
My first novella, Defending Truth, one of the nine in A Pioneer Christmas Collection, released September 2013 by Barbour Publishing, was a 2014 RITA® nominee, and re-released September 2015! (Also now out of print and available only in used copies, although I plan to re-release as a single title sometime this year. Look for it as #2 of my Frontiers of Liberty collection!)More info →