The Unmarriable Kind

Lucretia, an opinionated school teacher, wants no part of marriage. The new headmaster champions change. Will they ever see eye to eye? 1884. Lucretia Goodwin has no intention of marrying simply because that’s what’s expected. She has witnessed what disastrous marriages can do to women, and she wants no part of it. First, her beloved sister, Rebecca, relocates thousands of miles away as a result of a hasty marriage and Lucretia has never forgiven her brother-in-law. And now, she watches helplessly as a man of dubious character courts her best friend, Amelia. To make matters worse, the headmaster determines to reform and modernize the school. Even more shocking, the confirmed bachelor believes in equal rights for women. How will Lucretia react when he begins to show an interest in her that’s less than professional? Will she remain the unmarriable kind?

Meet Melina Druga

Melina Druga is a multi-genre author with a lifelong love of history, books and the English language. She pens historical fiction and nonfiction. Druga writes about the past because although school history classes may have been boring, the past was not. Her era of expertise, and obsession, is 1890-1920 with a particular focus on the Great War and how it affected the lives of ordinary people. Druga’s other interests and hobbies include listening to music, yoga, photography, astronomy, travel and healthy eating.

Mary Finch and the Thief: A Mary Finch Mystery

Mary Finch and the Thief is the first in the Mary Finch Mystery series. It is 1893 and Mary Finch finds herself on the gritty and violent streets of Victorian London trying to clear her name.

When wrongfully accused of theft, Mary Finch is determined to track down the thief and prove her innocence. Her journey takes her from Baker Street, where her friends, the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, live, to the dark and dangerous East End of London. On her trail are the suspicious Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard, the evil butler of her employer, a mysterious gentleman who is not what he appears to be and a ruthless killer. Mary must hurry to find the truth before she is arrested and sent to jail.

Mary Finch continues her investigations in S S Saywack’s Mary Finch and the Grey Lady and Mary Finch and the Spy (soon to be released).


Meet S S Saywack

S S Saywack is the author of the Mary Finch Mysteries – Mary Finch and the Thief is the first adventure, shortly to be followed by Mary Finch and the Grey Lady and Mary Finch and the Spy. After a career as a Graphic Designer (leaving him with a love for typography) then an art teacher, he took to writing short stories, flash fiction (several having been online published) and novels for middle-grade readers. He has a love of history – Victorian England and the early twentieth century – as well as playing the guitar fairly well and the piano fairly badly (he has kind neighbours!). He lives in the East End of London, a place well suited for his creation, Mary Finch, to explore and to have her adventures.

A Question of Hope

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Maggie Rose has learned the hard way not to trust men. Broken-hearted and betrayed she leaves home to become a nurse. Six years later, she’s employed in San Francisco, living the life she thought she wanted. Until life throws a massive hitch in her plans in the form of a very handsome architect named Shep.
When Shepherd Millard agrees to help a friend, he never expects to meet the woman of his dreams. Miss Maggie Rose captivates him with her independence and beauty. It should be simple for a well-established architect to court a nurse, but she’s in trouble now, and it’s all his fault. How will he convince her to trust him?
Clint Hayden wears the scars on his chest after Maggie helped Shepherd Millard and his friends. Obsessed with revenge, he will hunt her endlessly, leaving a trail of death and destruction behind him, until she’s his.
Maggie runs, scared by two men obsessed with claiming her. One offers hope and the other wants to make her pay. If she can learn to forgive and trust the Lord, she will see it was always just a question of hope.

Lawfully Covert

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Taking Love and Law Seriously

Lady Josephine Bradley, the second daughter of the Duke of Rothenbury, loves her life as the center of the English nobility. But when her best friend is mysteriously killed, she finds herself recruited to be a lady spy due to her connections. She must quickly learn to navigate a world she never imagined, filled with secrets, lies, and a forbidden spymaster who fills her thoughts.

Charles Gilbert expertly serves the Crown as London’s spymaster, so when he recruits Lady Josephine, he’s certain he can manage the young debutante. The problem is she’s determined to do whatever it takes to solve her friend’s murder, even if it derail his plans. Nothing seems to deter her, not even sinister threats, highway robbery, or kidnapping.

Can Charles discover whose behind the mysterious deaths in London? Will Josephine accidentally tip off the murderer? And will she pick a spy over the proper match her father wants for her?
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The Lawkeepers is a multi-author series alternating between historical westerns and contemporary westerns featuring law enforcement heroes that span multiple agencies and generations. Join bestselling authors Jenna Brandt, Lorana Hoopes and many others as they weave captivating, sweet and inspirational stories of romance and suspense between the lawkeepers — and the women who love them.

The Lawkeepers is a world like no other; a world where lawkeepers and heroes are honored with unforgettable stories, characters, and love.

** Note: Each book in The Lawkeepers series is a standalone book, in a mini-series, and you can read them in any order.

The Porcelain Cat: A Detective Amarnath Mystery

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As October of 1900 draws to a close, London’s foggy, lamplit streets are hit by a string of burglaries which puzzle Scotland Yard. When they culminate in a gruesome murder, Sherlock Holmes is called in to investigate. But has he put the wrong man behind bars? In this atmospheric mystery, an Indian Detective seeks answers with the help of his assistant Madeleine Carmichael. With a touch of humour and a great deal of determination, the unconventional duo must use the most modern techniques to unravel the depths of human cunning.