A Damsel for the Duke

In the glittering ballrooms of Regency London, whispers of romance swirl amidst the aristocracy as the most coveted bachelor of the ton, Lord Percival Alden Whitworth, prepares to take a bride. Heir to the illustrious dukedom of Whitworth and esteemed friend of the Crown Prince, Lord Percival’s impending nuptials have set high society ablaze with anticipation. But amidst the fervor of matchmaking mamas and ambitious debutantes, a shadow lurks, threatening to shatter the dreams of love and happiness. Amidst the glitz and glamour of the ton, Penelope Hawthorne stands as a stark reminder of one unspeakable truth – a truth that shook the entire aristocratic society. As the Gazette eagerly anticipates the union of Lord Percival and his chosen lady, the question remains: will duty and honor prevail, or will the specter of past indiscretions tear asunder the chance for a true and lasting love? In a world where reputation is everything and secrets lie beneath every silken surface, one duty and one sin may indeed keep apart two souls from their happy ending. Will Lord Percival and his bride-to-be be able to overcome the shadows of their past and find true love, or will society’s expectations tear them apart? Find out in “A Damsel for the Duke,” a captivating tale of love, scandal, and redemption.

Meet Emily Higgs

Emily Higgs is a vibrant voice in the realm of fiction, weaving intricate tales that transport readers to captivating worlds. With a pen dipped in imagination and a mind brimming with creativity, she effortlessly spins narratives that enthrall and enchant.

The Munich Girl

Anna Dahlberg grew up eating dinner under her father’s war-trophy portrait of Eva Braun.
Fifty years after the war, she discovers what he never did—that her mother and Hitler’s mistress were friends.

The secret surfaces with a mysterious monogrammed handkerchief, and a man, Hannes Ritter, whose Third Reich family history is entwined with Anna’s.

Plunged into the world of the “ordinary” Munich girl who was her mother’s confidante—and a tyrant’s lover—Anna finds her every belief about right and wrong challenged. With Hannes’s help, she retraces the path of two women who met as teenagers, shared a friendship that spanned the years that Eva Braun was Hitler’s mistress, yet never knew that the men they loved had opposing ambitions.

Eva’s story reveals that she never joined the Nazi party, had Jewish friends, and was credited at the Nuremberg Trials with saving 35,000 Allied lives. As Anna’s journey leads back through the treacherous years in wartime Germany, it uncovers long-buried secrets and unknown reaches of her heart to reveal the enduring power of love in the legacies that always outlast war.


Meet Phyllis Edgerly Ring

Phyllis Edgerly Ring’s novel, The Munich Girl: A Novel of the Legacies
That Outlast War, explores the enduring effects of a woman’s secret
friendship with Hitler’s mistress, Eva Braun. Phyllis is also the author
of the novel, Snow Fence Road, and of the nonfiction works, Life at
First Sight: Finding the Divine in the Details and With Thine Own Eyes:
Why Imitate the Past When We Can Investigate Reality? She studied plant
sciences and ecology, worked as a nurse, taught English to
kindergartners in China, coordinated programs at a Baha’i conference
center, and returns as often as she can to her childhood home of
Germany.

The Undercover Resistance

Amidst the chaos and despair of war-torn France, one woman’s journey of resistance and survival will captivate your heart and ignite your soul. Elena Petrov, a young British woman thrust into a world she never imagined, navigates the treacherous landscape of occupied France with courage and determination. As danger lurks around every corner, Elena’s acts of defiance keep the flame of resistance burning bright. But in the midst of war, she also finds unexpected moments of love and connection. Through it all, however, she refuses to let despair consume her, finding strength in her convictions and the bonds she forms with fellow resistance fighters. As the tide begins to turn against the Nazis, Elena’s courage and resilience stand as a testament to the indomitable spirit of those who dare to stand against tyranny. For fans of “The Nightingale” and “All the Light We Cannot See,” this gripping tale of love, loss, and the true cost of war is a must-read.

Meet Emily Higgs

Emily Higgs is a vibrant voice in the realm of fiction, weaving intricate tales that transport readers to captivating worlds. With a pen dipped in imagination and a mind brimming with creativity, she effortlessly spins narratives that enthrall and enchant.

The Nurse’s Duty: Part I

Amidst the chaos of World War I, Amelie Becker finds sanctuary in her secluded Belgian cottage. But when a fallen pilot crashes into her life, her peaceful existence is shattered. Drawn to the wreckage, Amelie discovers a wounded German soldier and against all odds, she chooses to save him. As she tends to her unexpected guest, she uncovers layers of humanity beneath his uniform, challenging her preconceived notions of the enemy. Their fragile bond grows amidst the ravages of war, but Amelie must navigate the blurred lines between friend and foe. Will their unlikely connection survive the horrors of war or will fate tear them apart?

Meet Emily Higgs

Emily Higgs is a vibrant voice in the realm of fiction, weaving intricate tales that transport readers to captivating worlds. With a pen dipped in imagination and a mind brimming with creativity, she effortlessly spins narratives that enthrall and enchant. Born with a passion for storytelling, Emily’s journey as a writer began at a young age when she would pen short stories and poems, each one a glimpse into her boundless imagination. As she grew, so did her love for the written word, and she soon found herself immersed in the art of crafting novels. Her characters are equally compelling, each one imbued with their own hopes, fears, and desires. From the reluctant hero embarking on a perilous quest to the enigmatic stranger hiding a dark secret, Emily’s protagonists leap off the page, their journeys leaving an indelible mark on the reader’s psyche.

Verses in the Sand

In the year 1799, British army captain William Mason and fiery Irish convict Sean find their fates entwined. The sole survivors of a shipwreck, they find themselves stranded on a deserted island. William, the youngest son of a respected British noble, was set on the path of military service from a young age. Expected to join the army, he was commissioned an officer in the King’s 33rd Regiment to serve under his cousin Colonel Arthur Wellesley. Due to ill-health, he had been left behind when the 33rd was sent to India and was finally on his way to rejoin his regiment. Sean, a fiercely proud Irishman, bore the scars of the violence of the rising. He had bravely stood shoulder to shoulder with his brother in the ill-fated 1798 Rising. Captured at the Battle of Vinegar Hill, he was bound for the penal colonies of Australia. On the journey, he suffered the brutality of sadistic British guards which instilled in Sean a burning resentment towards the British and especially towards William, an officer and an aristocrat. Despite their mutual distrust toward each other, both men realise they must cooperate to survive their harsh new reality and over time, animosity gives way to a fragile camaraderie. To pass the time, William tutors the previously illiterate Sean in reading, arithmetic, and even French, and he discovers an astonishingly brilliant and poetic soul within the young rebel. Each evening, Sean composes exquisite poetry in the sand, reflecting on their lives. The verses vanish with the tide but leave an impression on both men. However, the island transforms into a battlefield when Lady Elizabeth, a young English aristocrat, washes ashore. She is a captive to the enigmatic yet ruthless pirate captain, Mercier, and his crew. Through flashbacks, we witness an epic sea battle between a formidable British ship of the line and a swift French frigate — a precursor to their present predicament. Tensions soar as William and Sean grapple with clashing loyalties and the challenge of a daring rescue attempt.

Meet Darren Beaming

Darren Beaming is an experienced teacher and lecturer with a decade of experience teaching Script Writing in Ireland. He has a strong interest in history, particularly in how it influences and shapes stories. Darren has been involved in narrative creation for many years but has only recently started writing novels. His first book, “Verses in the Sand,” is the first of a planned six-book series covering the period from the 1790s to 1815. The series focuses on the United Irishmen and explores the relationship between a British officer and an Irish rebel. In his writing, Darren combines thorough historical research with creative storytelling.

The Secret Courier: Part I

In the tumult and peril of World War Two, Olivia Kensington, a courageous Jew, faces a pivotal choice. Serving as a source for the British Secret Intelligence Service, she stakes all to aid in the enemy’s defeat. However, when a wounded German soldier seeks sanctuary at her door, Olivia confronts her innermost fears, challenging the beliefs ingrained in her. Will this unforeseen encounter spell her downfall or offer a lifeline in her struggle for survival? For readers captivated by works such as “The Nightingale” or “The Book Thief,” this fact based WW2 fiction of British Spies features love, betrayal, and bravery.

Meet Curt O’Riley

Curt O’Riley is a storyteller with a knack for finding the extraordinary in everyday life. Hailing from a small town, O’Riley brings a down-to-earth charm to the world of fiction, where relatable characters navigate the twists and turns of life in compelling and authentic ways.

Someone to Watch Over Me

A young woman’s refusal to be a victim.

Her future looks uncertain, but with her unwavering courage and determination, Alicia embarks on a journey of self-discovery and resilience. Forced to flee her home in Jerez la Frontera after killing the corrupt police chief’s son in self defence, she finds solace in the Sierras with a piano player.

As Alicia and her newfound love fight for survival amidst the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War, their anthem, Gershwin’s “Someone to Watch Over Me”, resonates in her mind, providing her with strength and hope of a better future.

With its thrilling action and moving romance, this novel is sure to draw readers in as they follow Alicia’s incredible journey.


Meet Fran Connor

Fran Connor is a British author living in SW France among the ancient villages and vineyards which he says inspires his writing. Of course, that’s what he will tell you. He’s really there because it rains less than in England, the food is excellent and the wine good and cheap!

A Silent Heart

Set in France, in the years leading up to WWII, the fate of a youngster, Armand is intertwined with six other people – an artisan, an educator, a seamstress, a captive, an actress, and a soldier. The narrative follows Armand from the moment he is discovered on the streets as a small kid, through his development and learning to love, and eventually, through a series of sad events that have disastrous effects. As the shadows of World War II loom, will Armand survive the challenges of the impending war and emerge unscathed against the odds?

Meet Curt O’Riley

Curt O’Riley is a storyteller with a knack for finding the extraordinary in everyday life. Hailing from a small town, O’Riley brings a down-to-earth charm to the world of fiction, where relatable characters navigate the twists and turns of life in compelling and authentic ways.

Landscape of a Marriage

A marriage of convenience leads to a life of passion and purpose. A shared vision transforms the American landscape forever. New York, 1858: Mary, a young widow with three children, agrees to marry her brother-in-law Frederick Law Olmsted, who is acting on his late brother’s deathbed plea to “not let Mary suffer”. But she craves more than a marriage of convenience and sets out to win her husband’s love. Beginning with Central Park in New York City, Mary joins Fred on his quest to create a ‘beating green heart’ in the center of every urban space. Over the next 40 years, Fred is inspired to create dozens of city parks, private estates and public spaces with Mary at his side. Based upon real people and true events, this is the story of Mary’s journey and personal growth and the challenges inherent in loving a brilliant and ambitious man.

Meet Gail Ward Olmsted

I love writing about quirky, wonderful women in search of a second chance and their happy ever after!

Resurgence

In the heart of the majestic Himalayas lies Nepal, a nation at a crossroads between tradition and modernity. “Resurgence” is a captivating tale that weaves through the tumultuous journey of this nation as it grapples with political upheavals and the aspiration to restore its monarchy. Set against the backdrop of Nepal’s vibrant culture and geopolitical complexities, this novel intricately explores the intertwined destinies of its compelling characters. The story unfolds with Nepal influenced by external powers and internal strife, led by the Chinese-aligned Prime Minister Prem Karki, whose dubious dealings threaten the nation’s sovereignty. In stark contrast, the charismatic Maya Gurung emerges as the face of the pro-monarchy movement, advocating for the restoration of Nepal’s erstwhile Hindu monarchy. Their struggle is intertwined with Aarav Bhandari, a politician with a covert monarchist agenda, and Lakshmi Pradhan, an outspoken pro-monarchy leader. Central to this narrative is Beena Mishra, an Indian diplomat, who, through her assignment in Nepal, undergoes a transformative journey. Her journey is fraught with challenges, especially from her superior, Subodh Kumar, a covert Chinese ally, creating internal conflicts. “Resurgence” not only captures the essence of Nepal’s political saga but also delves into themes of cultural identity, the power of narratives, and the enduring impact of traditional values in the modern world. It’s a story of a nation’s struggle for its identity and sovereignty, a testament to the resilient spirit of the Nepalese people, and a reflection on the complex tapestry of South Asian geopolitics.

Meet Sumant Vidwans

Sumant weaves the magic of his imagination with the power of AI tools to create informative and interesting stories. He often roams around Canada, USA, India, and so on.