While many boxed sets consist of previously published stories, HEARTS AFLAME consists of four brand new, never-before-published stories. Jill Hughey, Catherine Kean, Anna Markland and I worked for two years developing the concept around a common theme. This collaboration follows the Rowan family from the siege of Paris by Vikings, through medieval Scotland and England, to early 20th century colonial Kenya and centers on a palindrome etched into an ancient red disk that changes the course of their lives.
We hope you come to love reading about the Rowan family as much as we loved writing about them.
You can learn more about the individual authors by visiting the Love Historicals site http://www.lovehistoricals.com
Rowan's Legacy by Jill Hughey
When Vikings attack Paris and kill her father, Fia is trapped, in danger and far from home. Rowan’s rescue of her may only renew the bitterness of the betrayal that ended their friendship years ago. With no choice but to be saved by the last person she ever wanted to see, Fia is forced to confront the truth of what really happened in the past. Dare she accept Rowan’s friendship again, or is it possible an even more intimate connection awaits with the man she swore to hate forever?
Passion's Fire by Anna Markland
Brigandine Lordsmith has been a boy for as long as she can remember, obliged to work in her father’s forge as his apprentice.
Matthew de Rowenne burns with resentment when King Henry sends him to quell an uprising in Galloway…and expects him to marry a Scot.
But Matthew can never marry. The stone’s legacy promises fire will consume his bride.
A Legendary Love by Catherine Kean
Tavis de Rowenne doesn’t believe in curses. However, when a freak accident almost causes Lady Helena Marlowe, his intended, to drown, he wonders if his ancient cloak pin just might be damned. Helena vows never to see or speak to Tavis again, but when her father falls ill, Tavis might be the only one who can save him. Does she dare to trust the roguish Scot with dangerous secrets, especially when he’s determined to win her heart?
Love Remembers by Nancy Morse (me)
Julia Rowan traveled to Africa soon after the Great War ended to photograph the wildlife migration, but something happened that sent her back to America with no memory of the past. Now she has returned and turns to Jonathan Shane for help. Struggling to save his coffee crops from the worst drought in decades and bitter over Julia's unexplained absence from his life two years earlier, he is reluctant to open his heart to her again,yet unable to refuse her plea for help. As they journey deep into the African bush in search of answers to unlock her memory, will the legacy of the ancient stone Julia wears around her neck lead her to destruction or into the arms of the only man she has ever loved?
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Also available in paperback.