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Historical Romance: Stories of Adventure, Mystery, and Rebels

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During this Christmas season, we feel a sense of love and giving. It’s my favorite time of year. After the tree has been decorated and all the shopping is done, sit down and relax with a good book in your hands. How about reading a love story from a different century?

The Rebel Series is a mixture of romance and adventure. Each book, set in the late 1700s, is a love story with mystery and suspense as a young couple and their rebel friends strive to help their country. The romance in this series can be enjoyed by young and old alike. For those who enjoy strong women characters, all three books have this in common. They are independent women who have an opinion and are not afraid to express it. The heroes in this series are rebels with a sense of justice. They are chivalrous and their feelings run deep for the young women they’re in love with.

RebelswebIn The Rebels of Cordovia, centuries after the legendary Robin Hood, a group of men and women find themselves fighting for the same cause. In this battle for freedom, a tender love story begins to blossom. Daniel, a rogue and a leader of the Freemen, doesn’t realize that the sweet feminine woman he has met and is falling for happens to be the leader of Robin’s Rebels. Realizing the importance of uniting all the rebel groups, Daniel tries to recruit Robin’s Rebels but they refuse. Now he has to find a way to convince them. When he finds out the leader is actually a woman, what will his reaction be?

“I so enjoyed this fun book!  It has adventure, romance, a little mystery, and action.  No boring moments here. Placed back in the days of wicked and oppressive kings, the rebels work together for the freedoms of the common people.  Will they succeed against the governing forces? The romance is sweet and the action is plenty.” –Sunnie Reivews

HighwaymanwebIn book two, The Highwayman of Cordovia, the people enjoy their new-found liberty but all is not well. One year after Cordovia gains its freedom, a group of powerful men plan to take over the small country and replace the leader with a king.

With the help of a bold highwayman and a pastor’s daughter, they try to save their country from being taken over by a power-hungry leader. As they strive to stop the Kingmen and thwart their plans, Christine finds herself falling in love with Austin Knight. The only problem with their relationship is that she thinks he is her knight in shining armor instead of a highwayman. If she finds out his trade, what will her reaction be? As a pastor’s daughter, will love override her values?

“Christine and Austin’s story is truly amazing. When Austin and Christine meet again, the feelings they had as kids is still there. Christine is truly a remarkable person. When Austin starts to protect her, their relationship starts to grow. The characters in this book will have you on the edge of your seat, waiting to see what happens next. God is working throughout this whole book. You won’t be able to stop reading it.” –Debbie Jamieson

FoxwebThe third book, The Fox of Cordovia, has adventure and mystery along with a “second-chance” love story. A sinister plot has just been uncovered and its up to a former patriot and a young nurse to discover who is behind it. Caroline is engaged to the future mayor of Laketown, a man of influence and greatly respected. But all that changes when she overhears a conspiracy behind closed doors. After being discovered, she runs for her life. Caroline needs to report her findings, but whom can she trust? When she asks Jesse Conover for help, the adventure begins.

“I loved this book. It is full of adventure, drama, intrigue and suspense. We’ve got kidnapping plots, pirate ships, daring rescues and romance. The author weaves an exciting tale and a sweet romance together in a way that will appeal to all readers.” –Inishowen Cailín

 

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About the Author

Linda Weaver Clarke is the author of historical romances, a mystery/adventure series, a romantic cozy mystery series, and a children’s book. All her books are family friendly. Read sample chapters and buy her book at http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com.

To purchase a soft cover, an ebook, or an audiobook, click on the links below.

Amazon links:

The Rebels of Cordovia: https://www.amazon.com/Rebels-Cordovia-Linda-Weaver-Clarke/dp/1484147650

The Highwayman of Cordovia: https://www.amazon.com/Highwayman-Cordovia-Rebels-Book-ebook/dp/B01N0214KX

The Fox of Cordovia: https://www.amazon.com/Fox-Cordovia-Rebel-Book-ebook/dp/B071X82FV8

Audible Audiobooks links:

The Rebels of Cordovia: https://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/The-Rebels-of-Cordovia-Audiobook/B074MJ825Y

The Highwayman of Cordovia: https://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/The-Highwayman-of-Cordovia-Audiobook/B076CTCJ78

The Fox of Cordovia: This audio book will be available very soon.

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Romances, Mysteries, Fantasies, & Non-Fiction

All these books are family friendly and have received wonderful reviews. They are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and My Website. Even though some of these stories are the first in a series, they can be read separately. To read the reviews of each book, click on the links below.

HISTORICAL / ROMANCE

MWW webMelinda and the Wild West: BOOK 1 from A Family Saga in Bear Lake, Idaho

Award: Semi-Finalist for Reviewers Choice Award

Synopsis: Melinda Gamble wants to make a difference in the world. Without hesitation, she accepts a job as a schoolteacher in the small town of Paris, Idaho. She has many challenges such as trying to help a rebellious student, coming face-to-face with a notorious bank robber, a vicious grizzly bear, and finding herself in a terrible blizzard that leaves her clinging to her life. But it’s a rugged rancher who challenges Melinda with the one thing for which she was least prepared—love.

Sample Chapter: http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/melinda.html

E-book: https://www.amazon.com/Melinda-Wild-West-Family-Volume/dp/1481266764

Audible Audiobook: http://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Melinda-and-the-Wild-West-Audiobook/B01IFD3DMK

Rebels of Cordovia webThe Rebels of Cordovia: BOOK 1 from The Rebel Series

Synopsis: There was a time when brave men and women engaged in daring and romantic adventures. In this battle for freedom, a love story begins to blossom. Daniel, a rogue and a leader of the Freemen, doesn’t realize that the sweet feminine woman he has met and is falling for happens to be the leader of Robin’s Rebels. Realizing the importance of uniting all the rebel groups, Daniel tries to recruit Robin’s Rebels but they refuse. Now he has to find a way to convince them. When he finds out the leader is actually a woman, what will his reaction be?

Sample Chapter: http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/rebels.html

E-book: https://www.amazon.com/Rebels-Cordovia-Linda-Weaver-Clarke/dp/1484147650

Audible Audiobook: https://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/The-Rebels-of-Cordovia-Audiobook/B074MJ825Y

FANTASY / ROMANCE

Treasure of Isian webThe Treasure of Isian: BOOK 1 from The Isian Series

Synopsis: Prince Garin is a brave, proud, adventure-seeking prince. Elani is his most trusted servant and she would do anything for him, even die for him. Their quest to find the mystical Treasure of Isian is immediately interrupted and they find themselves confronted by angry giants, soul-stealing elves, bewitched dragons, a vengeful water-witch, battling foes, and a mysterious kingdom. Elani must face her greatest fears to save her prince and her kingdom. Garin must decide what the most important things are in his life. Will they be able to make a great sacrifice to save the kingdom? And will Elani find true love?

Sample Chapter: https://serenaclarke.wordpress.com

E-book: http://www.amazon.com/Treasure-Isian-Serena-Clarke/dp/1477540105

Audible Audiobook: http://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/The-Treasure-of-Isian-Audiobook/B01F7U4V4I

ROMANTIC COZY MYSTERY

Bali webThe Bali Mystery: BOOK 1 from Amelia Moore Detective Series

Synopsis: Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, traces missing persons, checks people’s backgrounds, and protects them. With the help of Rick Bonito, a cunning and crafty man, her business is flourishing. When Mrs. Brody hires Amelia and Rick to find her missing brother, they find themselves in Bali, Indonesia. They are mystified why her brother quit his job, put his home up for sale, and ran off to this mysterious and exotic island without telling a soul.

Sample Chapter: http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/bali.html

E-book: https://www.amazon.com/Bali-Mystery-Amelia-Moore-Detective/dp/1497327156

Audible Audiobook: http://www.audible.com/pd/Mysteries-Thrillers/The-Bali-Mystery-Audiobook/B00YHY9E2K

MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

AnasaziWebAnasazi Intrigue: BOOK 1 from The Adventures of John and Julia Evans

Synopsis: When a devastating flood takes out several homes in a small town, residents are shocked by the news of also a possible poison spill that kills many of the fish and neighbor’s pets. Julia, the town’s newest reporter, begins her investigation but realizes the story is much bigger and more dangerous than she thought! Julia and her husband find themselves on the run trying to save their lives while finishing the story of a lifetime! She never realized that being a reporter could be so dangerous. With artifacts, dead fish, a devastating flood, and miscreants, John and Julia have their hands full.

Sample Chapter: http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/anasazi.html

E-book: https://www.amazon.com/Anasazi-Intrigue-Adventures-Julia-Evans/dp/1481266861

NON-FICTION

happiness-webcoverSearching For True Happiness

Synopsis: Everyone is seeking for true happiness in their lives. It’s the most sought-after subject on earth. To be truly happy is a great mystery to many, as they search for joy in everyday life. In this book, you will learn specific things that will bring you true happiness.

Blurb: “If more people took the advice from this book and used it to its fullest, the world would be a different place. Some of the ideas are rather simple but the overall message is profound. Happiness isn’t sitting where you’d think. But it’s easy enough to find with a little work and a few extra steps. I hope many, not only read this book, but also take it to heart.” –Author Brooke Williams

E-book: https://www.amazon.com/Searching-Happiness-Linda-Weaver-Clarke-ebook/dp/B01J4OSCMU

CHILDREN’S BOOK

Shadows webShadows in my Room: Bedtime Stories (Audiobook only)

“These adorable stories address children’s nighttime fears. My 4 year old and I had fun imagining how the shadows and noises in her own room could be understood. She thought the idea of the wind tickling the branches of the trees was hilarious. We enjoyed a good laugh together and I am sure any fear she had of the shadows and noises produced by the wind in the trees has been put to rest. Linda teaches how our imaginations can quiet our fears of nighttime noises.” –Cheryl Larson

Audible Audiobook: https://www.audible.com/pd/Kids/Shadows-in-My-Room-Whats-That-Noise-Audiobook/B01DE7R8N2

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Have I Done Any Good in the World?

“I shall pass through this world but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do, let me do it now; Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” (Stephen Grellet 1773 – 1855)

With all the natural disasters that have happened lately, this is a good time to ask ourselves what we can do to make a difference. How can we help others during this time of devastation, which several hurricanes and earthquakes have caused?

The charity of others during these disasters is very touching. We hear about the policemen, firemen, and medics who work from morning till night to help others, but we also hear about individuals who have volunteered. Those who were willing to help hopped in their cars and went to their aid. Those who could not travel afar sent clothes and canned goods to help the homeless.

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Source: Have I Done Any Good in the World?

The Key to Happiness

The key to happiness is the most sought-after subject on earth. When we’re feeling discontent, we tend to think a change in our lives is the answer to happiness. But after landing that new job or moving into a new home, are we truly happy? There’s much more to finding happiness than we think.

Victor Hugo (1802 – 1885) felt he had the answer when he said, “The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”

Yes, it is a joy to be loved, but I feel greater joy when I show my love to family and friends. I find that I’m the happiest when I’m thinking of their comfort. What do my loved ones or neighbors need from me? What can I do to make their lives a little easier? Should I bake some cookies and take them to a neighbor? Should I volunteer to help a family member by driving her to a doctor’s appointment? How about taking a son, daughter, or grandchild out for ice cream? What if someone has a few troubles and needs a listening ear? No lectures. Just listening.

To read the article about the Key to Happiness, click on the link below.

Source: The Key to Happiness

Friendship, The Footprints In Your Heart

The scriptures define “friend” in Proverbs 17:17: “A friend loveth at all times.” What a lovely definition! When I looked up what a friend is in the scriptures, this is what I found: “Thy friends do stand by thee, and they shall hail thee again with warm hearts and friendly hands.” (D & C 121:9) I love the thought that my friends will stand by me with friendly hands, ready to help and support me if need be. Peter tells us to “Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous.” (I Peter 3:8) To me, having compassion for another is true friendship. John compares what the greatest love of all really is when he wrote, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)

Sydney Smith (1771-1845) said, “Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love, and to be loved, is the greatest happiness of existence.”

To learn more about Friendship, The Footprints In Your Heart, click on the link below.

Source: Friendship, The Footprints In Your Heart

Seven Romantic Cozy Mysteries

Most cozy mysteries are about solving a crime, but this series involves missing persons with a touch of romance. What is a “cozy” mystery? It is a G-rated story with no swearing, gore, or sex. A cozy mystery focuses on the characters and their lives as they search for the truth. The Amelia Moore Detective Series has a nice blend of mystery, romance, and humor. Each novel in this series has enough twists to keep the reader guessing. Library of Clean Reads wrote: “This is a fast-paced, creative mystery.”

Bali webThe Bali Mystery – Book 1

Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. With the help of her partner, Rick Bonito, the business is flourishing. When Mrs. Brody hires Amelia and Rick to find her missing brother, they find themselves in Bali, Indonesia. They are mystified why her brother quit his job, put his home up for sale, and ran off to this mysterious and exotic island without telling a soul.

“This is a cozy mystery, but there is also suspense, danger and, of course, romance. Throw in two mysterious men in black – complete with black suits and sunglasses and you have all the makings of an exciting novel.” – Library of Clean Reads

 

Shamrock webThe Shamrock Case – Book 2

When Amelia is hired to search for her client’s grandparents, the case takes them to Ireland. Kate must learn about her heritage. Who are her grandparents and could they still be alive after all these years? Why did her parents leave Ireland suddenly and move to America? Is there more to this case than meets the eye?

“Amelia and Rick have the makings of being a lasting couple that readers will adore and root for. The Shamrock Case moves along quickly. The author paints a vivid picture of the beauty of Ireland. I could easily see the greenery and magnificence of the country. Clarke knows both her characters and locations well and it shines through each word she writes.” –Socrates Book Review

 

MissHeirwebThe Missing Heir – Book 3

Dell Murphy has passed on and left a fortune to his nephew. He wants his nephew to continue his work at the orphanage in Mexico, but there is one problem. Neal Woods is missing! If Amelia and Rick can’t find him soon, the fortune will be turned over to Dell’s brother and sister who intend to close down “Uncle Dell’s Orphanage.” If that happens, where will the children go?

“It’s refreshing to me to discover a cozy mystery, with two likeable, romantic characters who enjoy each other and are able to solve a mystery together. It is a book I am happy to be able to recommend and share with teens as well as adults of all ages!” – Sherril S. Cannon

 

Mysterious Doll webThe Mysterious Doll – Book 4

Pauline Jones is confused why her boyfriend took off without telling a soul where he was going. But that isn’t all. Sam Whitaker is accused of stealing a valuable porcelain doll from the museum. His disappearance makes him look guilty, but Pauline is convinced he is innocent. When Amelia finds Sam, she realizes they need to prove his innocence. Where is the antique doll and who has taken it?

“I’ve read all of this author’s mysteries and this one is my favorite! They’re all good, but they just keep getting better and better. I think part of it is getting to know the characters more with each book and watching the way Amelia and her partner, Rick, work together. The mystery element was great! It moved along at a good pace and just when I thought I had it figured out at the end, a few twists were thrown in and I was at a loss once again.” –Katie Watkins, Katies Clean Book Collection

 

LostLovewebHer Lost Love Book 5

Julie Anderson feels a need to find the man she fell deeply in love with during her youth. When Julie went off to college to become a lawyer, she lost contact with her high school sweetheart. She now wants to know what became of Joey and why he stopped writing to her? This is an assignment that intrigues Amelia. The thought of finding a long-lost love seems quite romantic.

“I love long-lost love stories. So this one grabbed my interest right from the beginning. What I enjoy about this series is that there’s always more to each case than they originally think. This case was no different. I love how their personal relationship is progressing and am excited to see what happens next. Rick is so irresistible and romantic and he steps up big time in this book. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more!” –Melanie Valderrama of Mel’s Shelves

 

BayouwebMystery on the Bayou – Book 6

While at the beach, Amelia is approached by a woman who is concerned about the son she gave up for adoption sixteen years ago. Millie has been having nightmares that make her fear he is in danger. She petitioned the court to view the sealed records but was refused. Will Amelia and Rick be able to convince the courts to help them? If her son is in danger, will they get there in time?

“I absolutely love this series! Rick and Amelia are adorable together and I enjoy their relationship more now that they’re married. They still flirt with and tease each other and continue to work on their bucket lists. The mystery holds my attention and keeps me guessing at what’s going on. I love the various places they travel so I feel like I get away for a little while. I’m looking forward to their next case!” –Melanie Valderrama, Mel’s Shelves

 

lighthouse secretwebThe Lighthouse Secret – Book 7

Rick Bonito’s uncle supposedly drowned five years ago and his body was never found, but something did not seem right about the report. Uncle Antonio was an excellent swimmer. His disappearance seems quite suspicious to Rick’s father. He never felt the complete truth had come out about his brother. It is now up to Amelia and Rick to find out the truth about his uncle.

“In the Amelia Moore Detective Series, the author delivers a delightful, fairly fast-paced tale in the pursuit of a missing person, for that’s what Amelia’s agency specializes in. The reader gets a glimpse into the warm, lively Italian Bonito family that Amelia has married into. They seem to be ordinary people, but as in every family, there are secrets that gradually become unravelled.” Sandra Olshaski, Library of Clean Reads

For more information or to read sample chapters, visit www.lindaweaverclarke.com.

About the Author
Linda Weaver Clarke has traveled throughout the United States, teaching people to write their family history. She is the author of historical romances, an adventure series, a children’s book, and a cozy mystery series.

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The Highwayman of Cordovia Book Review (The Rebel Series Book 2) by Linda Weaver Clarke

In The Rebels of Cordovia, the first book in The Rebels Series by Linda Weaver Clarke, we met Robin and Daniel. If you fell in love with them, wait until you read the second book The Highwayman of Cordovia. Here you meet Christine and Austin !!

Christine is Robin’s friend who works at the bakery and was once one on Robin’s Rebels. Austin Knight fell in love with Christine when they were teenagers and he stole a kiss from her !! Unfortunately he moved away. However he re-enters Christine’s life and falls head over heels for her all over again….but he has to watch his steps, she’s the pastor’s daughter.

Christine is very vocal in her opinion regarding the government and gets the attention of Amalick. Amalick is scheming to cause a war and take control of Cordovia from the High Leader. Christine is causing trouble for Amalick and he puts out a reward for her capture.

Austin is pulled into different directions…..protecting the one he loves while hiding secrets from her. Will Christine, the pastor’s daughter, understand his secrets ? Will he lose her forever when she finds out the truth ? Will the pastor give his blessing ?

I LOVE this series. It is sure a treat to read. Going back in time when life was less complicated and things were easier. Even when faced with a crisis, it is handled so much easier than it would be in today’s world.

Fall in love with Christine and Austin as well as everyone else in Cordovia. I guarantee you won’t want to leave. Review by Missi S.

Source: The Highwayman of Cordovia (The Rebel Series Book 2) by Linda Weaver Clarke

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