Sunday, March 1, 2020
The Heart's Stronghold: 4 Historical Stories by Amanda Barratt, Angie Dicken, Gabrielle Meyer, Kimberley Woodhouse
Love on the Edge of the Unknown
Join four brave women making their mark on history at Colonial forts. Faced with tragedy and distrust they will fight to bring civility, family, and love to the frontier.
Virginia Company Bride by Gabrielle Meyer
James Fort at Jamestown, Virginia, 1608
In September 1608, Anne Burras is the only woman in Jamestown when her mistress dies upon arrival. Laborer John Layton is one of only thirty-eight colonists who survived the first year in the colony. Both want Anne on the supply ship returning to England in three months, but neither foresee the difficulties they will face just to stay alive—or the painful sacrifices they will make to stay together.
Embers of Hope by Kimberley Woodhouse
Castle Island, Massachusetts, 1674
Castle William (which would eventually become Fort Independence)
With Castle William burned to ashes, a stone mason’s daughter is the only woman on an island of soldiers. But superstitions and rumors abound that she is bad luck for the island. The captain finds himself falling in love with her, but disaster seems to strike every time they make headway. Can these two find love and hope in the midst of the ashes?
A Treaty of Tulips by Angie Dicken
Fort Burnet in Upstate New York, 1740
Daughter of a Dutch trader, Sabine Van Der Berg is loyal to their land at the trading post and also to her friends, the native Iroquois. When a British lieutenant arrives to expand the post to a fort, not only is Sabine key in keeping the peace for British-Iroquois trade, but she must protect her heart from a man who threatens the only way of life she’s ever known.
A Promise for Tomorrow by Amanda Barratt
Fort Boonesborough, Kentucky, 1778
Pregnant widow Rosina Whiting seeks shelter at Fort Boonesborough after a harrowing journey. She doesn’t expect her heart to be swayed by enigmatic frontiersman Captain Silas Longridge. But will the dangers that await sever their newfound love?
About The Authors
From my early teens, I’ve wanted to be an author. I’ve always loved books—fresh new paper, shiny covers, and the ability to escape into fictional lives. But my road to becoming published was paved with doubt, rejections, and hours of darkness. I completed hundreds of pages as I wrote and searched, before becoming contracted for my first novella in 2014. I’m so grateful to God for giving this small-town girl the opportunity to use her words for His glory.
I love books that linger in the heart long after the last page, vintage coffee shops, museums that whisper of future stories, and time spent growing closer to family and friends. And I love my readers! People like you who take the time to stop by and connect.
This read consisted on four novellas with a time period spanning from 1608 to 1778, and focuses on the founders of our Great Country.
We are given a sweet romance in each of these locations, but we also get to walk in the shoes of these people who gave so much, and didn’t have easy lives.
From the Virginia Colony, where we ended up with the gift of the first child born in this Country, to the building of what would become Fort Independence in Massachusetts, to enlarging of Fort Oswego, a place near me and I have visited, and finally Fort Boonesborough, with Daniel Boone present!
As we journey with these individuals, we see the contributions and sacrifices these patriots made for us. The common thread in all of these reads is a love of God.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Barbour, and was not required to give a positive revie
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