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Plantation by Fern Smith-Brown $21.95 FREE Shipping
ISBN: 0-9666721-3-5 (HARDCOVER). Plantation is a first edition book by author Fern Smith-Brown and is a historical romance set in the antebellum south. A 1st Edition signed by this author recently sold on the internet for $96. Another went at an auction benefit for Violence Against Women And Children for $75. First Edition books inscribed by author are highly collectible.
A brief synopsis: Tilda was born a slave, having a mulatto mother. But she had all the features of her father, a wealthy plantation owner. Hence, she is caught in two worlds—that of the slave and the white side of her heritage. Plantation is the poignant love story of the love between Tilda and James Hamilton, aristocratic son of her new owner. Tilda and James' love is destined to smother under the weight of custom and tradition. Even so threatened, their love proves to be so strong it defys all odds to transcend time. Plantation is an extraordinary and powerful love story that lingers like a sad melody. Skillfully written . . . the publisher says... with characters you aren't likely to forget... Rated by readers as a MUST READ.
Unforgettable by Fern Smith-Brown $21.95 FREE Shipping
ISBN: 0-9666721-6-X (Hard Cover).
A brief synopsis: Unforgettable is a first edition book by author Fern Smith-Brown. Unforgettable is a contemporary romantic suspense. It makes you feel that true romance really does have a fairy tale ending. A 1st Edition of this book signed by this author recently sold on the internet for $149.50. First Edition books inscribed by author are highly collectible.
A brief synopsis: Unforgettable draws the reader into a tale of intrigue amid gypsies, ruthless double agents and the charm of a derelict castle. These ingredients are deftly combined in the best tradition of romantic suspense. In the comforting security of the castle walls and moon drenched courtyard, Camilla Lloyd strives to recover her memory. Unwittingly, Dak Brewster, an undercover agent in search of arms smugglers, and the amnesic woman he calls Goldilocks are pulled by the fickle fingers of a dangerous Fate into Dak’s secret mission. Hovering over the bright lights and boisterous noise is the garish red color of murder, and Goldilocks is drawn into the perilous world of subterfuge and duplicity.
Thunder On Monastery Ridge by Fern Smith-Brown $16.95 Free Shipping
ISBN 1-59029-071-2 Soft Cover Trade Paperback.A brief synopsis: Young Daniel had been left in the care of the monks, and when he grew to manhood the brothers accepted him into their monastic society. Rebecca had been sent from the orphanage to work at The Willows, a property that bordered the grounds of the monastery. One day while gathering wood in the forest, Rebecca meets Daniel . . . And so ensues a tale of star crossed hearts whose forbidden love questions God and Daniel's religious teachings. Their destinies are as steadfastly entwined as the gnarled vines interwoven among the forest trees. Listen. . . quietly descending on gossamer wings. . . This lyrical tale whispers to your heart and just as gently touches your soul.
. . . a haunting, gossamer-winged ode to love and tragedy.
Excerpt: Footsteps. Running footsteps hitting the forest floor urgently. Daniel listened, ears alert, and then he heard another set of footsteps falling heavily and the sound of a heavy form crashing into anything in its path as it lurched blindly through the dusky interior of the forest. Daniel could hear the first set of footsteps coming closer, and he peered around the wide girthed tree. Dear God in heaven! Rebecca! She ran wildly, her long night dress, clutched in her fists, and she ran as if all the demons of hell were at her heels.
With movements as silent as the doctrines of his ascetic life, he slipped through the camouflage of the darkened forest to a place where there was a grove of concealing trees. Standing erect behind an ancient oak, he waited. Within minutes, Rebecca was adjacent to him. Daniel reached out and pulled her from the path. She screamed once—a tiny bubbling cry. He quickly stifled further sounds with a restraining hand. In the murkiness, her eyes focused on the brown, robe-clad figure. She sank against him, and he held her, shielding her from the eyes of the night and the man who chased her.
Charleston Two Step By Fern Smith-Brown $16.96 FREE Shipping
ISBN: 1-59029-024-0 (Soft Cover Trade Paperback).
She climbed over his garden wall into his perfect world—and turned it upside down!
Charleston Two Step is a first edition book by author Fern Smith-Brown and is contemporary romantic fiction. A 1st Edition signed by this author recently sold on the internet for $96 and another for $149.50 and still another for $165. First Edition books inscribed by author are highly collectible.
A brief synopsis: Charleston Two Step is a funny, romantic comedy of two people who dance adroitly around the irresistible force of falling in love. Never were two people more out of step then the aristocratic Cambridge Hartley the Third and saucy Charlie Sullivan.
To Cambridge Hartley the Third, Charlie was an urchin from middle class America. She seemed to always be getting in his way or climbing over his wall into his private garden. And she had this irritating way of speaking her mind—and talking back to him!
On the other hand, Charlie Sullivan had only two words for him: Pompous ass!
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Faded Roses by Fern Smith-Brown $21.95 FREE ShippingFaded Roses is a first edition book by author Fern Smith-Brown and is a contemporary mainstream romance novel. A 1st Edition book signed by this author recently sold on the internet for $96 and another $149.50 and still another for $165. First Edition books inscribed by author are highly collectible.
ISBN: 1-59029-018-6 (Hard Cover).
A brief synopsis: Faded Roses is the poignant story of Jake Johnson’s search for proof of his biological father. His search takes him back to his hometown in the mountains of New England where he reunites with his high school sweetheart, and together they embark upon restoring the old railroad depot and finding The Dragon, Sam Sloan’s old train.
Part II takes place during the era of the 1920’s - ‘30’s when engineer Sam Sloan’s story unfolds, as well as Cassie’s, the beautiful woman who loves him despite being married to the quiet, gentle Josiah Johnson.
While capturing the essence of a time past with the trains, hobos and the era of the ‘30’s, it is a story of love in its all consuming web that often spirals our lives into their destiny.
And hovering beguilingly throughout is the heart twisting triangle of Josiah Johnson, Cassie De Carlo and Sam Sloan. The faded roses of yesterday waft back with compelling intensity, touching the lives of those today in a sad, yet uplifting, manner.
HOW TO HAVE A SUCCE$$FUL BOOK SIGNING by Fern Smith-Brown $12 FREE SHIPPING
HOW TO HAVE A SUCCE$$FUL BOOK SIGNING is a complete guide to having a succe$$ful and profitable book signing. Covers everything you need to know and do, from where to get your buyer/readers to what to serve at your book signing and everything in between.
This book is especially beneficial if you self publish or enter into a contract with a POD company. Initial sales are critical and following the instructions in HOW TO HAVE A SUCCE$$FUL BOOK SIGNING, you can get back your initial investment immediately as well as show a profit. It is imperative that you, as an author, work hard to promote your work. The very success of it depends on you.
You can sell 100, 200, 300 or even more books at one time! I sold over 450 copies in one afternoon of THE BECKONING HILLS, but that was a local book about the area and folks who lived there so it's not a good example. But I do consistently sell at least 300 books in one afternoon when one of my books is initially released. I know you're scoffing, but you can! I do and you certainly can, as well!
Down In The Valley $19.95
Down In The Valley is a historical novel set in Virginia just before the Civil War. This is the suspenseful tale of a man who hides his identity in order to help mistreated slaves escape on the underground railroad. The Midnight Rider is aided by the beautiful young widow, Alexandra Farnsworth, Hamlet, a handsome quadroon, and Lily Graye from Shantytown. The Midnight Rider gallops out of the darkness as stealthily as evening shadows pass over the mountains. Under cover of darkness, he spirits his charges to freedom.
The masked rider has an uncanny prescience of a way of life destined to change forever if a stubborn South does not heed the whispers in the wind. Angel Falls, Alexandra’s husband’s plantation, holds a secret that she is sworn to keep, thus putting her in grave danger with her cruel uncle who holds Sula, a kind, motherly slave a young, orphaned Alex has vowed to set free. But once Fate throws Alexandra at the Midnight Rider’s feet, there is no turning back.
Lily Graye, Southern Lady - Union Spy $21.95 P & H included. Use CONTACT button to order. Published Oct.2013
Lily Graye is a historical novel with the setting during the Civil War in Virginia. In a compelling story, Lily and Hamlet go from helping the Midnight Rider in helping slaves escape in DOWN IN THE VALLEY to being spies for the north. This is Lily and Hamlet’s story in a romance to remember.
Lily Graye had gone on many missions, but this was likely to be her last. . .
As she ran, heavy footfalls thundered in pursuit. A bullet whistled past her, thudding into a tree, another quickly followed, striking her in the side. Gritting her teeth, she fought to remain upright. She had to get to the old cemetery and the marble tomb where she could hide before the gunman with the murderous glint in his eyes caught up to her.
Reaching the edge of the cemetery, she saw the top of the coffin rising out of the ground and sprinted toward it. Lily grappled with the heavy lid, finally got it aside and climbed down into the sepulchral darkness. Grasping the carved handle on the underside, she slid the cover back, leaving just enough opening to watch. Clutching at the pain in her side, she felt the blood oozing between her splayed fingers. A wave of dizziness engulfed her and she struggled to overcome it.
Within seconds, watching through the slit at the top of the coffin, she saw the bedraggled man enter the cemetery. He came straight toward her hiding place, his gun drawn and ready, and she knew he’d seen her crawl into the silence of the marble death box.
Lily was trapped in the dankness of the marble tomb!
DIXIE DARLING - Private Investigator $17.99 P& H included. Use CONTACT button to order. Published Oct. 2013. This is a collection of short stories featuring our favorite private investigator, Dixie Darling and her friend and business partner Georgina (George) Jones. They solve their clients cases and get the job done in their own delightful, fun-filled way. As a reader said, "Every woman would like to have a bit of Dixie's flair and she's what every man dreams his girl will be like! Stories are filled will a bit of suspense, a touch of romance and lots of laughs!
Savor This Delightful Romp!
Dixie and Georgina Jones have been friends since kindergarten. George was a poor black kid from the wrong side of town, pudgy and tough. That first day when two boys continued to bully Dixie, George stepped in, knocked them both to the ground and sat on one while Dixie, following suit, sat on the other until the ruckus brought a teacher to the scene. They’d looked at each other and finding the situation pretty amusing, burst out laughing. It was the start of a wonderful friendship.
When Dixie decided to start her private investigating business, George, now curvaceous and voluptuous, was the obvious choice as a partner. Dixie and George have been solving cases, and getting into, shall we say—situations—ever since.
Dixie is a woman’s best friend, and a man’s favorite girl. She is beautiful, funny, sexy and slightly quirky. But, Dixie is so much more than great legs, flirty skirts and sexy suits with matching stiletto heels and Luscious Amour lipstick. She has a warm heart, a great sense of humor and a strong sense of justice. Jump in for the fun, live it vicariously through Dixie and George‘s escapades.
SHANTYTOWN - All Within This Circle - 1934 Depression Era story. To be published soon.
Brief Synopsis - The 1930’s Depression era was a less complicated time and young people were prone to a sense of innocence and guilelessness. They made their own entertainment—enjoying the simpler things around them while allowing their imaginations to soar.
Willa Gentry is an outspoken fourteen year old that took life as it came and handled it in her own unusual way. She was full of hope and dreams. None of which she ever expected to be realized—but she kept on hoping anyway. She has a prolific imagination, a love of books and reading was her favorite pastime. When she meets Lee Roy—after a rocky start—an inexplicable bond is forged. Willa is inquisitive and often talks to Lee Roy about life—even sex— in the same manner as she would have discussed it with a girlfriend. Poor Lee Roy never knows quite what she is going to say next—and is even less sure how to respond. He often tells her to, “Shush.” To which, she begins, “But...” “Willa, I said, shush!”
Lee Roy is a handsome seventeen year old. Because of the color of his skin—like coffee with cream stirred in—Lee Roy was born into the dilapidated wretchedness of a shantytown. He has no hope for the future until he meets Willa who teaches him “ that nothing can happen until you dream about it first.” Lee Roy is a very talented artist and furniture maker. His dream is to get a job at the furniture factory and to move his mama out of Shantytown.
Shantytown-All Within This Circle is a peek at what life was like for some folks during the American Depression, the horrific reign of the Ku Klux Klan, and the hopes and dreams of those living in a shantytown, of growing up poor and having a best friend that is your opposite in every way—including gender—and race. It is a coming of age story during a difficult period of time as they share their joys, their grief, their hope, their love. All move within that circle until the end when twenty years later . . . and back at the last to you.
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