Meet April Gardner and enter her giveway for a free book!
An award-winning author who writes Christian historical romance with a focus on our Southeastern Native Tribes, April is not only one of my favorites, she has also become a friend. A military wife and mother of two teens who lives in Texas, she dreams of owning a horse, learning a third language, and visiting all the national parks and in no particular order.
April does such a great job with this series! I learned a lot about the Southeastern tribes, as she truly did her research. Well written and great plots, her characters have a lot of depth. I know if you give her books a try you’ll love them just as I do.
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What do others say about Bitter Eyes No More?
“The depth of this book is outstanding, not only did it read as though extensive research was done but it held such a high quality penmanship.” ~Bibliophile Reviews
“An epic tale and swash buckling adventure that both educates and entertains.” ~Christian Bookaholic
“Gardner has richly supplemented the story line with amazing details of the historical 1817 era, proving that taking time in researching details turns an average story into an epic book.” ~ Brice’s Mice Christian Book Reviews
“Mrs. Gardner’s thorough research shines throughout the novel and has encouraged me to want to know more about these famous forts and their history.” –Reviews by Van Daniker
April’s latest book, Bitter Eyes No More, was released on February 7, 2017
For those who enjoy saga-length Christian historical romance. Bitter Eyes No More is a single, complete story. It is book four in the Creek Country Saga.
“A man of abiding honor, tested by a woman of ruinous passion. A woman of unspeakable sins, pursued by a God of unquenchable mercy.
Spanish Florida once sheltered Lillian McGirth from her fears. Now, it feeds them. Mercy is for the deserving; for Lillian, an unwed mother accused of treason, there is only battering and defeat, but her fall breaks softly in the arms of an unexpected arrival, a man too beautiful of soul to stain with her lost character.
Captain Marcus Buck sails in on a pledge to save Miss McGirth from herself and from her child’s father, a ruthless don. All the while, he’s to regard her as virtuous and worthy of protection and to guard said virtue from pilfering. But the terms are flawed since he must first guard her from himself. Regardless, he is determined. He will free her, repair her name—simple labor compared to dodging the army’s noose, mending wounds three years deep, and navigating a host of rebel Natives bent on inflicting more.
Through the steady crumble of his pledge, their friendship becomes a consolation, for she knows his pain as no other can or will. Their scars are one; their paths, however, might irrevocably become two…”
From the Author
The Drawn by the Frost Moon trilogy consists of three standalones that are closely connected through a single historical event. It will take you on a three-layer journey through the incidents that kicked off the First Seminole War and whisked Spanish Florida toward its inevitable doom.
By three-layer, I mean that all the characters you’ll come to know (and hopefully love!) in Bitter Eyes will be reappearing in the follow-on book and skipping backwards in time to show you this period from other angles. Tall Bull and Mink will give you the Red Stick perspective in Love the War Woman (2017). Through entirely fresh eyes, you’ll learn where Mink went after she left Neamathla’s lodge, what transpired while Marcus was outside Fort Scott, what becomes of Water Moccasin, why Tall Bull cannot see past Bitter Eyes to the war woman who adores him, and so much more.
War Woman will take you deeper into the historical events surrounding San Marcos and leave you excited to dig into Strong Bear and Pretty Wolf’s adventures. Their romance will be told in Finding Pretty Wolf (2018), which will carry you through to the closing of this period in history.
Why have I chosen to lay out the story this way? Because the setting is so rich and full I couldn’t bear to do away with any part of it. It’s tricky as all get out to braid these three plots together without revealing too much too soon, but I trust the finished product will be worth the effort.
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Linda Ellen lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband of thirty-five years. A lifelong avid reader, Linda tried her hand at writing in 2009 and never looked back. Prior to the release of her debut novel Once in a While, she wrote articles for a local newspaper, The Southwest Reporter. Linda keeps very busy with her work in her church’s prison ministry and writing every spare moment she gets. Many more plans are underway for books and series, both historical and modern day.
Linda’s latest release, Her Blue-Eyed Lieutenant, is the third and final book in her Soldiers of Swing series, and her sixth book overall.
Interested in WWII novels? Read this blurb from “Her Blue-Eyed Lieutenant”
“Until now, Gary Tucker’s life had been one of privilege and wealth. His long-lost brothers figured he’d had everything handed to him on a silver platter. But he’d had struggles of a different kind—like the struggle to break free of Gareth B. Tucker, Sr.’s iron-fisted control—to be his own man. No one really understood what it was like to be Gareth Tucker, Jr….no one that is, except Julie. Julie Banks was beautiful, wholesome, smart and funny—and his brother’s little sister. Gene thought of her as just a kid—but Gary saw her as the woman of his dreams. Therein lay the problem. Were they destined to remain best friends, never taking their relationship farther than that?
Overshadowing all of this, however, was the War. More than anything, Gary wanted to join the conflict and fly bombers over Germany and Japan. Would he get the opportunity?
Could he find a way to become the man he knew he was called to be—and would the woman he loved be by his side when it was all said and done?”
If you love stories about WWII and the “Greatest Generation” that read like you’re watching a classic movie, with handsome soldiers and beautiful girls-next-door, then Her Blue-Eyed Lieutenant is for you!
This is the third book in the Soldiers of Swing series, and like the others, it contains no profanity or illicit sex.
What are people saying about “Her Blue-Eyed Lieutenant”?
- “Step into Linda Ellen’s WWП era novel, Her Blue-Eyed Lieutenant, and prepare to be entertained! From USO Dances to Air Force Basic training, to the tunnel of love, this book has everything you need for a great read! http://a.co/hDcIesP”
- “Like an Old Hollywood movie, Linda Ellen’s “Her Blue-Eyed Lieutenant” is wholesome, intriguing, enjoyable, and touches the heart. Pre-order it now! http://a.co/hDcIesP”
- Gary desperately wants to contribute to the war effort and fly bombers, Julie desperately wants Gary to see her as more than Gene’s kid sister. Follow them through the ups and downs of life and war, and find out whether they’ll find their way into each other’s arms or not. 😉 http://a.co/hDcIesP”
- “Her Blue-Eyed Lieutenant” is one WWП era novel that you don’t want to miss! A wonderful clean historical romance! http://a.co/hDcIesP
Contact Info for Linda
To keep up with the latest news on Linda’s books, including tailers, cover reveals, release dates, and book signings, you can visit her social media pages and through her website.
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