THE WOODSMAN’S ROSE, Donovan Family Saga Book 2

“A historical romance’s lover’s dream.” Candlelight Reading. When a friendship is shattered, can a fragile young woman with the gift of insight repair the rift? Daniel Donovan wants two things: to get married, and to restore his friendship with Alec Twelve Trees. Alec is raging about his mother’s murderer, whose name Daniel knows but won’t reveal, as the killer is dead & all proof died with him. Alec cannot accept this, becoming more angry every day. ​ Daniel’s fiancée Annie is a delicate girl—her health frail, her future uncertain. Prone to vicious headaches that can rock her to her knees, Annie accepted Daniel’s ring but hesitates to name a wedding date, as marriage and possible pregnancy might exacerbate her physical problems. Annie inherited the gift of insight from her mother. She digs into the past & realizes that Daniel is protecting the killer’s surviving family—part of the Donovan inner circle. And when she discovers the secret behind the murder, it’s more horrifying than she could have imagined. ​ It may take more than Annie’s small strength & inherited skills to bring the friends together again. And that’s before a new enemy shows his face. “There is enough swoon-worthy, though tender, romance to melt even the coldest of hearts, and there is plenty of action and adventure for those who enjoy novels that keep them on the edge of their seat.” Whispering Bookworm

Meet Gifford MacShane

Gifford MacShane is the author of historical fiction that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit. Her novels feature a family of Irish immigrants who settle in the Arizona Territory. With an accessible literary style, MacShane draws out her characters’ hidden flaws and strengths as they grapple with physical and emotional conflicts. Singing almost before she could talk, MacShane always loved folk music, whether Irish, Appalachian, or the songs of cowboys. Her love of the Old West goes back to childhood, when her father introduced her to Zane Grey. She became interested in Irish history after realizing her ancestors had lived through the Great Potato Famine. She’s combined these three interests into a series of romances, each with traditional song lyrics and a dash of Celtic mysticism. The DONOVAN FAMILY SAGA includes WHISPERS IN THE CANYON (Book 1), THE WOODSMAN’S ROSE (Book 2), and THE WINDS OF MORNING, a prequel novella requested by her fans. RAINBOW MAN (Book 3), was published on October 18, 2021. MacShane is a member of the Historical Novel Society. An avid gardener, Giff cultivates pollinator plants and grows tomatoes (not enough) and zucchini (too much). A self-professed grammar nerd, Giff currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband Richard, the Pied Piper of stray cats. You can contact Giff through her website, listed herein.

War Party (Bargain Read)

In a world where dreams are belittled and apathy has become a staple, War Party proves that one unlikely hero can still make a difference. Tommy Galiwee, a native-American teen, wants desperately to be a warrior despite having been taught that Indian warriors no longer exist. Criticized and harassed by his father and tribal elders, Tommy sets out to prove he is much more than an idle dreamer.  
Driven by a mysterious vision and seeking to fulfill his dream, Tommy will lead a group of rag-tag friends on an adventure they will never forget; an adventure that will find them pitted against a group of well-funded modern day terrorists determined to seize and destroy the tiny town of Finkle Creek just outside the boys’ reservation. In War Party this one young man will find the inner strength to follow his vision, to do the right thing and prove that true Indian spirit and courage still exists.


Meet J Drew Brumbaugh

J Drew Brumbaugh lives in Northeast Ohio and has seven novels in print. He write suspense-filled stories, some science fiction, some fantasy, some thrillers. He likes to walk in the local parks and spends time building a Japanese garden around his home. There’s always a new book in the works.