A Historical Collection Anthology: Sweet/Sensual
Four stories to stir the heart:
The Devil's Wolf by Karen Michelle Nutt-A highly sensual Scottish tale of kidnapping and feuding clans. A Tale from the Red Chest by Kate Kindle-A coal miner seeks love and fights against deadly conditions. Deirdre by Miriam Newman-An Irish legend of tragedy and true love. Jason's Angel by Cheryl Pierson-Civil War, wounded men, and a woman with a caring heart More
The Devil's Wolf by Karen Michelle Nutt
When Archie Maxwell is accused falsely of killing a Johnstone, his brother, Waylon, known as the Devil's Wolf, sets out to save him. His bargaining tool is the Johnstone's daughter, Catrione. He plans to ransom her for his brother's release, but once he lays eyes on her, his plans take another turn.
Lady Catrione Johnstone knows of the Devil’s Wolf and his ruthless exploits. Catrione vows she will fight him to the end. However, the myth is nothing like the man. In his arms, she forgets he is her enemy.
Will the magic of love finally bring peace to these two feuding clans or will it only inflame the hostility to a bloody end?
A Tale from the Red Chest by Kate Kindle
In the late nineteenth century, in coal mine country in America, men went into the dark mines each morning unsure as to whether they would come out alive at the end of their workday. Their families lived in terrible poverty due to the avarice of relentless mine owners, robber barons whose goal it was to hoard coal and aggrandize themselves at the expense of the workers.
Jack Barrett and his wife, Maddy, must make a life for themselves and their children during these hard times. Although Jack loves Maddy, his ways are mysterious. He disappears at various times with no explanation to his devoted wife. People say Jack is a little crazy.
Where can he be–what is he doing? Maddy's patience is tried, but her faith in Jack is unshakable. Can the love of a steadfast woman keep her mystery man coming home? The Bible says love never fails. Join Jack and Maddy at this pivotal time in labor history–and find out how this young couple comes through during times not so different from our own. – Kate Kindle
Deirde by Miriam Newman
Born at a royal banquet for King Conor MacNessa of Ulster, Deirdre is predicted by Conor’s own druid to be blessed and cursed with a beauty which will make kingdoms contest over her. He names her “Deirdre of the Sorrows” and urges the king to slay her. But Conor, unwilling to murder a babe, takes her under his protection only to fall prey to the curse when she is nearly grown. Captivated by her youth and beauty, the aging king will go to any extreme to possess her.
When Deirdre innocently falls in love with one of Conor’s chief warriors, it sets in motion a tragedy that will involve kings and countries, famous fighting men and sages alike: Cuchulain, champion of the Cattle Raid of Cooley, King Fergus MacRi of Ulster, Queen Medb of Connaught, Catha the Druid and others. Join author Miriam Newman for her bardic-style version of a legend told countless times in Ireland over the centuries—a classic Irish tale of love, loyalty, betrayal and revenge.
Jason 's Angel by Cheryl Pierson
Two wounded Union soldiers will die without proper treatment. Sabrina Patrick realizes they won't get it at the Confederate army hospital where she helps nurse wounded men. She does the unthinkable and takes them to her home.
Jason McCain’s pain is eased by the feel of clean sheets, a soft bed, and a touch that surely must belong to an angel. But what reason could an angel have for bringing him and his brother here?