Today I'd like to welcome my friend, Rose Allen McCauley, to my blog.
As the wife of a veteran of the Viet Nam era, I know much of the hardships and heartaches our veterans and their families have endured. And some have given that ultimate sacrifice of their lives or suffered injuries that changed their lives forever.
As we remember our servicemen and women—past, present, and future—this weekend, I want to tell you a little about the courageous heroines in my latest book just released by Barbour.
Courageous Brides is a collection of nine novellas (short enough to read one or more in a day) about nine courageous heroines, and of course, their nine courageous partners.
This is how Barbour describes these stories on Amazon.com: Ride into adventures alongside nine determined women of yesteryear whose acts of compassion and bravery attract male attention. Marcy helps displaced Indians. Emmy tends wounds at Fort Snelling. Ronnie stows away on a cattle drive. Daisy disguises herself as a Pony Express rider. Elinor becomes an abolitionist. Mae tames wild horses. Hannah gets help for accident victims. Lucy’s curiosity unnerves criminals. Kate nurses soldiers on the battlefield. Will real dangers douse the sparks of love?
My story is the one about Elinor (named after my youngest granddaughter) who becomes involved in the abolitionist movement as she matures into womanhood and realizes how unfairly the slaves in our country were treated.
“Hidden Courage” is set in the town and house where my Elinor now lives, and the idea came to me when I learned of the hidden room that was discovered in the basement of their pre-Civil War home when it was remodeled by her grandparents.
Happy reading and have a safe, happy 4th of July week! And if you want to see more pictures of the pre-Civil War home which is the setting for this story, come to visit my blog next Tuesday, July 5th, for more photos and info.
Rose Allen McCauley has been writing over a decade and is happy to see her fourth book published. Her website is www.rosemccauley.com and you can find her on FB under Rose Allen McCauley and tweet to her @RoseAMcCauley