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The Hostage

Far from home, she faced
the oncoming war
between England and France—
and within herself,
the stirring of temptation and
the longing to be free.

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The Hostage is set at the beginning of the French and Indian War. What a relief it was when, finally, His Majesty declared war—a war that would settle the problem of France laying claim to the same lands as the American settlers in North America.

Most colonists considered themselves Englishmen (and women), obedient to the same King and same laws as the British in England itself. There were only a few exceptions at that point, but Samuel Adams was one of them. He had seen Parliament summon up an old law that saddled his father with crushing debt he could not pay. With that kind of power, Adams believed there was no limit to what Parliament could do, no matter who got hurt.

Meanwhile, before the war begins, a young woman from Boston, sailing to London, finds herself captive at the French fortress Louisbourg. She is held hostage, to be used in trade for a French captive of the English. She will be taken to a British fort by a woodsman of mixed ancestry, a man determined to liberate Acadia—Nova Scotia—from Britain. A man with nothing but distain for England and for the hostage, yet from this inauspicious start arose passion.

Putting aside all obstacles, they devise a plan that will give them a future, and together they wait for the right time to launch it. The scheme will work—they know it will work—If war does not destroy it—or them.

The Pretender

She hid behind the
pretense of nobility, but she
could not hide from the
man she loved.

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5.5"x8.5", 262 pages

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Boston, 1765. Unrest is in the air.

The war with the French is over; England has been victorious, but is mired in debt. Parliament proposes that the colonies, beneficiaries of the war, be taxed to pay for it. But there has been no colonial consent to such a tax. Charter rights have thus been violated, and resistance to the tax, led by Samuel Adams, is picking up momentum.

Elizabeth Durham, seeking sanctuary in the new world, is too troubled to care. She is befriended by a well-to-do merchant who will help her to secure a position teaching school in his native town. On the day of their arrival, a crowd is waiting to watch a public flogging. When she sees the culprit, Elizabeth is stunned. Handsome, utterly unrepentant, the renegade waits fearlessly for his punishment to begin. Looking out over the crowd, his eyes meet hers….

…And so it begins. As well, we learn about this man’s allegiance to Samuel Adams and watch the Sons of Liberty work to undermine Parliament’s authority.

The Traitors

The British believe
these followers of Sam Adams
are disloyal. But the rebels know that their rights
are in danger—both from the king
and from a source known only to themselves . . .

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5.5"x8.5", 114 pages

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Sam Adams was trouble. He’d been trouble for a long time, and the Royal Governors were sick of him. American Agents in London could hardly believe the audacious political positions he took. Parliament was flabbergasted when his fellow citizens supported him.

Well, some of them. In fact, by the time the first guns of the American Revolution were heard, only a third of the population wanted to separate from England. But they believed in separation strongly, and their leaders willingly put their names on the Declaration of Independence, knowing that, if the rebels did not win, they were signing their own death warrants.

There were yet other men who had plans that would make them aristocrats and able to direct the wealth of the colonies into their own pockets. They planned and schemed and were ready long before the rebels were united, and with the assistance of a bemused British nobility, would have been able to take over Colonial government had the winds blown in a different direction.

Who of these were the traitors?