Cynthia believes she was destined to be interested in history. One of her distant ancestors, Thomas Aubert, reportedly sailed up the St. Lawrence River to discover Canada some 26 years before Jacques Cartier’s 1534 voyage. Another relative was a 17th Century “King’s Girl,” one of a group of young unmarried girls sent to New France as brides for the settlers there. Her passion for reading made her long to write books like the ones she enjoyed. A former journalist and lifelong Celtophile, she enjoyed a previous career as a reporter/editor for a small chain of community newspapers before returning to her first love, romantic fiction. Her stories usually include an Irish setting, hero or heroine, and sometimes all three. Her first novel, In Sunshine or in Shadow, released by Highland Press Publishing is set in post-Famine Ireland and is available from all online bookstores. It is available both in print and as an e-book. Its sequel, Coming Home, will be released by Highland Press soon.
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An Irish Historical Romance -
Where does justice end and retribution begin? When her fiancé died trying to feed his family, Shannon Flynn vowed to punish those responsible...even if it put her in danger. Eight years after he was forced to flee his beloved Ireland, Liam Collins returns to find his family devastated and the person he holds responsible for his exile dead.
My Dark Rose
Like the Wild Geese of Old Ireland, five boys grew to manhood despite hunger, war, and the mean streets of New York…
Dary Greely is the only one of his brothers and sisters to survive the hunger in Ireland and the coffin ship to America.
Róisín Donavan is an Irish girl who lives in a Five Points tenement room. Can Dary make Róisín see her true worth?
Keeper of the Light
Cathal Donnelly washes up on the shores of an Atlantic island with no memory of who he is or why he's there. But is his lovely rescuer his salvation…or his doom?
Laura Bainbridge spent her entire life on tiny Turtle Island, but she dreams of a Season in London and a presentation to Queen Victoria. Can a handsome Irish stranger with a golden tongue and a disturbing past change her heart?
He survived war, and returned to devastation... A hero of the Irish Brigade, Shane MacDermott returned to New York to find his family decimated and his world shattered.
She risks her life to save the people she loves... Lydia Daniels will risk anything to protect the women she shelters beneath the roof of her elegant Gramercy Park mansion-even if she has to trust the one man who can destroy her.
Playing for Keeps
He fled life in the shadows for a life in the limelight...
When tragedy overtook Lucas Davenport's family, he fled to the bright lights of the stage.
She sought the past she barely remembered.
Mary Kathryn O’Brien returns to the genteel world her mother left behind – but can Irish Katie ever truly hope to belong?
Is Lucas and Katie's love a brief intermission, or are they Playing For Keeps?
“A woman’s love is strong, more powerful than all the ghosts in Ireland...”
After a year in America, an Irish village girl yearns to return to the green land that is her heart’s home.
War and betrayal have taken everything from Cavan Callaghan—his home, his family, and the woman he loved.
As the ghosts of a past that can never quite be forgotten rise to threaten their newfound happiness.
In Sunshine Or In Shadow
If you adore the stormy heroes of 'Wuthering Heights' and 'Jane Eyre' (and who doesn't?) you'll be entranced by Cynthia Owens' passionate story of Ireland after the Great Famine, and David Burke--a man from America with a hidden past and a secret name. Only one woman, the fiery, luscious Siobhán, can unlock the bonds that imprison him. Highly recommended for those who love classic romance.
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