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Four years after a near fatal blunder uproots her from her home and inheritance, Anne Darvey, daughter of the Marquess of Esterleigh, finds herself an indentured servant on a farm near Fort Edward in New York, as the British army advances toward Albany. Driven by guilt over the pain she has caused her father, and grief over her lover’s death, she sets out to deliver a message. The consequences lead to the discovery that all is not as it seems, and sets in motion events that lead to love and danger. Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution, Courting the Devil is the second book in “The Serpent’s Tooth” trilogy, which follows Anne from her childhood in the rural English countryside, to London society, and into the center of the American Revolution. “The overall feel and tone of this book is vastly different then the first, but I was impressed with how effectively this was done....What follows is an adventure that plunges our heroine into a series of different confrontations. Will Anne ever be able to find peace? Is there an opportunity for her to move on? These were a couple of the questions I continually asked as I raced to finish this book.”-- Romantic Historical Lovers For more information, please click here
THE SERPENT’S TOOTH TRILOGY
As a child, Anne Fairfield dreams of the father she never knew, the hero who died fighting the French and their Indian allies in a land across the sea. Her mother’s stories, and fantasies of her own devising, sustain and nurture her through a poor and lonely existence. Until one winter night, a strange man comes to call, and the life she has known comes crashing down like shattered glass. Forced to confront sordid truths, secrets and lies, the headstrong young woman begins to learn that, like generations of Darvey women ruled by their hearts, she is destined to follow in their footsteps. Set against the backdrop of 18th century England, Lord Esterleigh’s Daughter is the first book in “The Serpent’s Tooth” trilogy, which follows Anne from the rural     countryside, to London society and into the center of the American Revolution. “The time, the place--late 18th Century England--is brought to breathing life, complete with the elegance and hypocrisy which marked the period. The manners, the proprieties, the clothes, customs and language are all present, as well as the familiar scramble after wealth and position, here seen through the eyes of a heroine far less sheltered than those of Jane Austen. Anne Esterleigh has experienced the dark underbelly of this world, ruled by (as many arias have it) "the cruelty of men." At the end of this novel, her perils and adventures, her journey toward understanding, are just beginning. I look forward to the next part of this fascinating, ably-written trilogy.” Juliet Waldron, author of Mozart's Wife A well written, suspenseful story with an unexpected ending. This story had it all - family secrets, scandal, and forbidden love. Not a traditional romance per se, however, the author draws you deeper into the story page by page. I can't wait to read the next book in the series! :) A.M. Westerling, author of The Countess' Lucky Charm Click here for order links and to read more
Faced with an impossible choice, Anne Marlowe is torn between the love for her husband and the need of her father’s forgiveness. As the American forces follow up on their tide-turning victories at Freeman’s Farm and Bemis Heights, Peter is drawn inextricably deeper into the shadowy network of espionage that could cost them both their lives. Is his commitment to the Rebel cause stronger than his hard-won love for Anne? Will her sacrifice tear them apart again...this time forever? Or will they find the peace and happiness they both seek in a new beginning? The Partisan’s Wife follows Anne and Peter through the war torn landscape of Revolutionary War America, from the Battle of Saratoga to British-occupied New York and Philadelphia, and beyond. “Author Kathy Fischer-Brown's book is simply a masterful example of what a piece of historical fiction should be. A suspenseful, romantic and exciting story set in the very realistic backdrop of the Americas in the Revolutionary War time period, this book was one that I simply could not put down…”Tracy Slowiak for Readers' Favorite Click here for more information