Canterbury House

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Canterbury House Publishing, Ltd. (CHP), publishes wholesome quality fiction and memoir of an inspirational nature and of the romantic suspense and mystery genres with an emphasis on colorful Southern U.S. regional settings. We publish authors who are passionate about their stories and their craft, as well as, active and collaborative in the marketing and promotion of their books.

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Olustee: America's Unfinished Civil War Battle
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,350. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2018 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Historical » USA
Ahlgren’s dramatic civil war novel details the February 20, 1864 murder of wounded African-American soldiers in the field by Georgia infantry following the Battle of Olustee and explores the lingering impact the atrocity retains on that community’s contentious Civil War monument controversy.
Madam's Creek
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,900. Language: American English. Published: February 28, 2018 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
In 1862, Marcus and Maylene find their romance interrupted by the Confederate draft. Three years later, picking up where they left off proves far more difficult than either anticipates. The unveiling of a secret is necessary for them to reclaim the closeness they once cherished on Madam’s Creek.
Snook Wallow
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 94,090. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2017 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
The first in a new series, Snook Wallow: A Wrongful Conviction Mystery weaves together the stories of two illegal immigrants and the men convicted of killing them.
Bright as Gold: Book Four of the Georgia Gold Series
Series: Georgia Gold. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 108,680. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2017 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Christian » Historical
In the fourth and final book in the Georgia Gold Series, reconstruction-era Georgia tests the metal of half-Cherokee Mahala Randall, newly married into Jack's shipping family in shattered but proud Savannah; and Dylan and Carolyn Rousseau, who battle the memory of Dylan's brother, the debt and drought-cracked earth of their upland farm, and the lure of lost Confederate Gold.
Witch: The Restoration Trilogy, Book Three
Series: The Restoration Trilogy. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 80,130. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2017 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Having restored Michael Johnson’s ancestors’ house and apothecary shop and begun applying the lessons of family and forgiveness unearthed from the past, Jennifer Rushmore expects to complete her first preservation job with the simple relocation of a log home.
Toxic Cruise: An Yvonne Suarez Travel Mystery
Series: Yvonne Suarez Travel Mysteries. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 44,880. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2016 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
During a Halloween-themed cruise to exotic Caribbean ports, Yvonne Suarez wonders whether to take her relationship with close friend, David, to the next level. Distracted by disturbing vibes from a Jamaican psychic, a women poisoned at the nearby Captains table, and the discovery of a dead body, Yvonne is drawn into the investigation, putting herself and her loved ones in jeopardy.
Widow: The Restoration Trilogy, Book Two
Series: The Restoration Trilogy. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 79,980. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2016 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance
Jennifer Rushmore has overseen the restoration of brooding bachelor Michael Johnson’s ancestors’ doctor’s house long enough to work through their initial differences. Now the apothecary shop discloses a heart-breaking tale circa 1870 Georgia, shaking loose her own suppressed past as mysterious accidents escalate into danger.
Valthea: I Read People
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 87,350. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2016 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Lovers of stories bursting with romance, visions, and violence will be thrilled with Valthea: I Read People and its empathetic, psychic protagonist.
White: The Restoration Trilogy, Book One
Series: The Restoration Trilogy. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 79,110. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2016 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Inspirational
As historic preservationist Jennifer and brooding bachelor Michael restore his ancestors’ historic doctor’s residence in a rural Georgia community, they uncover the Roaring 1920s-era prejudice and secrets that caused Michael’s branch to fall off the family tree… and bring two loners into the heart of unexpected relationships.
The Crimson Bloom: Book Three of the Georgia Gold Series
Series: Georgia Gold. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 97,740. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2016 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Historical
An upland farm and an inn to run in the absence of the men they love, a perilous wagon journey fleeing Sherman, and the revelation of a long-hidden truth about a murder and missing gold. Do two unlikely friends ever have their hands full! For cultured Carolyn Rousseau and half-Cherokee Mahala Franklin adventure and romance blossom.
No Choice But Freedom: A Novel of Treachery and Triumph in Colonial America
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 115,680. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2015 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
Based on the true stories of English woman Elizabeth Bagley Morrison, who made a mark in Colonial America with her far-reaching ideals, and William Servos Hult, an African slave who won his freedom and rose to prominence in the spice trade before immigrating to Canada. Mestern has woven truth through her fiction's fabric, creating a tale of people and principles at the founding of our nation.
Cries in the Night: A Lowcountry Ghost Story
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 86,870. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2015 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Carly and Austin Tabor relocate from the Mile High City of Denver to the Lowcountry of Charleston. Purchasing a diamond-in-the-rough home on historic King Street, they set forth to restore it to its original southern charm. Soon they encounter unexplained noises and a trio of spirits that make Carly’s life miserable. Austin seeks a more rational explanation.
Murder at the Jumpoff
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 60,440. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2015 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When, Donald MacIntyre, an avid off-trail hiker, fails to return from a quest to bushwhack through difficult terrain up to the top of the Jumpoff, a dramatic cliff in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the good-natured, back country ranger, Hector Jones, leads a search and rescue team into the remotest depths of the Greenbrier section of the park and discovers the body.
The Search For Bobby McGee
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2014 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In this humorous short story, Virgil and Winnie Crenshaw, Silicon Valley retirees, leave a whale-watching tour bus in Salinas to search for the elusive Bobby McGee from Janis Joplin’s hit song Me and Bobby McGee. Winnie romanticizes them, wondering why he “slipped away.” What they discover will surprise you, as will the “out-of-the-box” ending.
Magdalena's Song
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 96,130. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 16, 2014 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
The story of a village suddenly wakened from years of apathy and restraint. 1947, a year of transition, the war is over, the world has changed, people are restless, relationships are strained. Men have returned from the war physically and mentally exhausted. During thirteen days in the autumn of 1947, a mysterious Count proves there is common sense, integrity, and harmony in the midst of chaos.
The Gray Divide: Book Two of the Georgia Gold Series
Series: Georgia Gold. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,700. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Hidden loyalties are exposed and relationships threatened as Georgia seeks to become its own republic, only to be plunged into civil war. Faced with taking over his family's shipping firm, Jack must choose between his Northern convictions and his Southern family, while Devereaux tests himself and his feelings for Carolyn on the battlefields of Virginia.
Celtic Curse: An Yvonne Suarez Travel Mystery
Series: Yvonne Suarez Travel Mysteries. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 65,750. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
In Celtic Curse, the second novel in the Yvonne Suarez Travel Mysteries, Fiona Batson shares with employer Janice Armstrong her compelling need to return to her childhood home in Peebles, Scotland. Thirty-nine years earlier, her eighteen year old brother, Duncan, vanished, and Fiona can only bring closure by searching for the clues that led to Duncan’s disappearance. Janice refers the fifty-five
Sautee Shadows: Book One of the Georgia Gold Series
Series: Georgia Gold. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 101,940. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2013 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Sautee Shadows: Book one of the Georgia Gold Series is the sweeping saga of four families whose lives intertwine through romance, adventure and murder´éżlinking antebellum Georgia’s coast and mountains during the economic expansion of the 1830s.
Second Hand Rose: A Smoky Mountain Novel
Series: The Smoky Mountain Novels. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,660. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2013 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Christian » Romance
Life is sometimes hard as a widowed, single mother with three young children, a business to run, bills to meet, and debts to pay. Despite it all, Rosalyn McCreary tries to count her blessings. She cherishes her shop, Second Hand Rose, her family and friends. A practical woman by necessity, she seldom indulges in impulse and fancy—except for that crazy spring day she danced with a total stranger.
Rachael's Legacy
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 75,380. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Canada
From the sophistication and glamour of upper-class New York City life during the roaring twenties, Erie Carliss travels in distance and time to discover her secret past in the Mennonite country of rural Wellington County. Her journey is filled with intrigue, gangsters, whisky running and romance.
Deadly Greed
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 53,340. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012 by Canterbury House. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
Maceo McEachern was well-liked and respected in his community: business owner, entrepreneur, the first African American elected to office since Reconstruction. April 12, 1991, he and his mother were shotgunned to death in her home in Hamlet, NC. Clark Cox, journalist and friend of the victims, gives us the story: antecedents of the murders and the aftermath.
Wadmalaw: A Ghost Story
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,620. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A couple purchases their dream home on the island of Wadmalaw off the coast of Charleston, SC. Soon they find slave graves from the Civil War era, hear ghostly voices in their basement, and encounter a demonized black panther. Finally, they learn that finding their dream home was no accident.
Delia's Place
Series: The Smoky Mountain Novels. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,320. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2012 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Delia Eleanor Walker’s life is perfectly planned, the wedding date set, the invitations mailed, and her family gathered at the North Carolina beach house ready to celebrate—when Delia receives Prentice’s unexpected fed-ex announcing he’s married someone else! What on earth will she do? She’s centered every aspect of her future around her upcoming marriage, and she knows her family will blame her.
Anna: Child of the Poorhouse
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 125,940. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Born into the Poor House in Fergus, Ontario, bound out to a wealthy family, Anna Ellington returns to Fergus c1904 as a beautiful woman in search of her family. She finds romance, wealth, mystery, intrigue and answers to many questions. Readers will never forget Anna and the folks that enter her life.
Hera's Revenge: An Yvonne Suarez Travel Mystery
Series: Yvonne Suarez Travel Mysteries. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 72,420. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
"Hera’s Revenge" is the first in the Yvonne Suarez travel mysteries. From sunny metropolitan Fort Lauderdale, Florida where the Pinkerton Travel agency is located across from the famous Galt Ocean Mile, to exotic destinations around the world, this series is sure to carry readers along exciting adventures.
Star Struck: Interviews with Dirty Harry and other Hollywood Icons
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011 by Canterbury House. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
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Betty Dravis shares behind-the-scenes happenings of some of her favorite celebrity interviews. She tells what led up to the interviews and her feelings and impressions during and after the meetings. Among those interviewed were: Actor/Director Clint Eastwood, Senator Ted Kennedy, 40's Star Jane Russell, Singer/Actress Tanya Tucker, Mayor Joseph Alioto, and Actress Ann Sothern.
For Six Good Reasons
Series: The Smoky Mountain Novels. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 101,380. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2011 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A young woman with six foster children, under twelve, hopes for patience, peace, and a bigger house – but love? Not hardly. However, sometimes fate deals an unexpected hand.
ABC's of Selling with Etiquette
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 35,060. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2011 by Canterbury House. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Sales
People everywhere want to succeed in business and need to know how to be persuasive and behave appropriately. Everyone should learn to sell! "ABC's of Selling with Etiquette" is easy to read, very understandable, and full of valuable information.
The Toonies Invade Silicon Valley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,470. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Beware, citizens of Silicon Valley--the bad Toonies are on their way. Led by the evil ape-bird, Dab, the Mischief Makers have escaped from Computer Cartoon Land. They are skulking in the shadows, ready to pounce. Dab will do anything to stay in the real world, so makes plans to take over Orange Computer, then Grape Computer, Banana ... and then the world.
1106 Grand Boulevard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,570. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
This story takes you through Billie Jean's seven marriages and sixty-four years--1933 to 1997--of happiness and tragedy. Always searching for her first love and her childhood, the enchanting child/woman captivates many men along the way, each wealthier than the one before ... each sending her scurrying back to 1106 Grand Boulevard, a trail of broken hearts in her wake.
Tell Me About Orchard Hollow
Series: The Smoky Mountain Novels. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 104,610. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2011 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
It is difficult to recover when hurt by those we love and trust. But,in this second novel in the beloved Smoky Mountain Series, a young woman finds healing and new confidence while staying in a rural cabin on the quiet side of the mountains.
The Foster Girls
Series: The Smoky Mountain Novels. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 84,300. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2011 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The deep secrets that restrict us and limit our lives are at the heart of this first,novel in the Smoky Mountain series. Vivian Delaney arrives in the quiet Wear’s Valley, on the backside of the Smoky Mountains, carrying a heavy load of hidden problems and eager to find a place to escape the recent troubles of her past. But,secrets are hard are hard to keep, from her landlord, Scott Jamison.
Girl: A Novel
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 80,610. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2010 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Thought provoking coming-of-age novel. Recently orphaned, fourteen year-old Loren Creek is caught in the crossfire of a legal system that would control her future, and a foster care system that lays claim to her daily life. "Girl is a heart-warming tale that will have you rooting for Loren as she tries to find her place in the world." – Steve Cushman, author of Heart with Joy
Heart with Joy
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 56,830. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2010 by Canterbury House. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Fifteen year old Julian Hale’s life is turned upside down when his mother suddenly moves from North Carolina to Florida under the pretense of running her parents’ motel and finishing the novel she has been writing for years. While Julian has always been closer to his mother and wants to go with her, she tells him he has to stay with his father until the end of the school year.

Series

Georgia Gold
A sweeping saga of four families whose lives intertwine through romance, adventure and murder linking antebellum Georgia’s coast and mountains during the economic expansion of the 1830s. The story spans to the 1860s, following the lives of the families as the country hurtles toward division and the Civil War, and beyond to the hardship years of the Reconstruction era to a fulfilling ending as bright as gold.
The Restoration Trilogy
A heart-warming cast of modern characters restoring three separate buildings, uncover the secrets of three women, victims of circumstance and unforgiving times, whose past injustices have affected future generations.
Yvonne Suarez Travel Mysteries
Follow travel agent, Yvonne Suarez across the globe as she uses her research and sleuthing skills to carry readers on exciting adventures, while being entertained with a good mystery.
The Smoky Mountain Novels
"Well I've finally come across someone that believes in all the things that I do--love, family, faith, intrigue, mystery, loyalty, romance and a great love for our beloved Smoky Mountains." Dolly Parton

The Foster Girls

Price: $9.99 USD.

For Six Good Reasons

Price: $9.99 USD.

Delia's Place

Price: $9.99 USD.

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