Mantle Rock Publishing is pleased to release the second book by Jacqueline Freeman Wheelock, In Pursuit of an Emerald, today August 15, 2017. Check this book out at https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=In+Pursuit+of+an+Emerald+by+Jacqueline+Freeman+Wheelock
All ex-slave Violette McMillan ever wanted was to see her troubled daughter Emerald grow up to be a better person than Violette has been, so when Benjamin Catlett, an old acquaintance, asks her to become his bookkeeper in 1869, in a business that is sinking due to southern backlash during the Reconstruction era, she agrees. But when his arrogance surfaces, their goals collide, and Violette wonders if she might be forced to renege at the expense of her daughter’s future education.
Benjamin Catlett is plagued by his past as a free man of color whose African American father was a slaveholder. Renouncing his father’s way of life, he moves to Natchez hoping to quietly atone. But his new hire, Violette McMillan, and her flirtatious teenage daughter, Emerald, test the limits of his good intentions one time too many, offending his straight-laced upbringing and tempting him to fire Violette.
Will the Lord who tugs at the heart of both Benjamin and Violette prevail in solidifying their efforts to tolerate each other and finally affirm the love already blossoming in their hearts?
And that’s not all. A Most Precious Gift is FREE August 15, 16, 17, 2017 on Amazon.com. The address is https://www.amazon.com/Most-Precious-Gift-Jacqueline-Wheelock-ebook/dp/B00MH4U7OG/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1502743081&sr=1-1&keywords=A+Most+Precious+Gift+by+Jac
If you are a history person and love Civil War stories, these two books are for you.
Dinah Devereaux, New Orleans-born slave and seamstress, suddenly finds herself relegated to a sweltering kitchen on the Natchez town estate of Riverwood. Having never cooked a day in her life, she is terrified of being found out and banished to the cotton fields as was her mother before her. But when she accidentally burns the freedom papers of Jonathan Mayfield, a handsome free man of color to whom she’s attracted, her fear of the fields becomes secondary.
A gifted cabinetmaker, Jonathan Mayfield’s heart is set on finally becoming a respected businessman by outfitting a bedroom at the palatial Riverwood—until a beautiful new slave destroys his proof of freedom and his fragile confidence along with it.
When the mistress of Riverwood orders Dinah to work alongside the sullen Mr. Mayfield, sparks fly setting the two on a collision course. Is their mutual love for God strong enough to overcome deep-seated insecurities and set the couple on a path toward self-acceptance and love for each other?
Today we also start a preorder for Rescued Hearts by Hope Toler Dougherty. This is Hope’s second book to be published with us. It’s a Romantic Suspense set in North Carolina. The print and ebook will release September 19, 2017, but you can preorder the ebook now and get it as soon as it is released, and the price is reduced until the release date. Go to https://www.amazon.com/Rescued-Hearts-Hope-Toler-Dougherty-ebook/dp/B074SXJLH4/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1502796895&sr=1-1&keywords=Rescued+Hearts+by+Hope+Toler
Children’s clothing designer Mary Wade Kimball’s soft spot for animals leads to a hostage situation when she spots a briar-entangled kitten in front of an abandoned house. Beaten, bound, and gagged by the two thugs inside, Mary Wade loses hope for escape when a third villain returns with supplies.
Discovering the kidnapped woman ratchets the complications for undercover agent Brett Davis. Weighing the difference of ruining his three months’ investigation against the woman’s safety, Brett forsakes his mission and helps her escape, the bent-on-revenge brutes following behind.
When Mary Wade’s safety is threatened once more, Brett rescues her again. This time, her personal safety isn’t the only thing in jeopardy. Her heart is endangered as well.
These are three great books. You will enjoy reading each and every one of them them.
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