My third and final release for the incredible month of May is upon me. THROUGH THE FIRE is coming to the Wild Rose Press in digital download and print Friday May 22nd, 2009: http://thewildrosepress.com
Fast-paced historical romance novel with a THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS flavor and a mystical weave, THROUGH THE FIRE has finaled in more contests than any other novel I’ve written including the 2008 Golden Heart ® and it won the 2008 Linda Howard Award for Excellence in Writing. Rather than Daniel Day-Lewis playing Hawkeye, I have the handsome and clever half Shawnee/half French warrior Shoka as my hero.
People often ask which of my novels is my favorite; a tough choice as I love each one best as I’m writing the story, but if I have to choose one, it’s THROUGH THE FIRE. Rebecca is my favorite heroine. She’s angry and grieving at the start of the book and so was I following the tragic death of my youngest daughter’s best friend Garry to a drunk driver. Garry loved history and hearing about the colonial frontier. He would have loved this book, except for the mushy parts, of course. He was like that little boy in The Princess Bride.
Years ago while researching the Virginia colonial frontier, I came across a letter from Governor Dinwiddy to George Washington or Andrew Lewis, one of his other frontier officers, asking what happened to the reinforcements he sent out to an interior fort. That account coupled with a vivid dream inspired the opening of ‘Fire.’
Blurb: At the height of the French and Indian War, a young English widow ventures into the colonial frontier in search of a fresh start. She never expects to find it in the arms of the half-Shawnee, half-French warrior who makes her his prisoner in the raging battle to possess a continent––or to be aided by a mysterious white wolf and a holy man.
*It might also be of interest to you to know that the holy man in this novel is based on a frontier priest who really lived.
Already out at Amazon, THROUGH THE FIRE will be available at other online booksellers in both digital download and print soon after its release. Local bookstores can order it in. For more on my work please visit www.bethtrissel.com