The Captured Heart free through Monday, September 11

Death Where Is Thy Sting? is on track to be published on Sunday, September 10, and so I’m offering the prequel The Captured Heart free for 4 days, beginning today.


Cecily Danvers, poor, young and very pretty, seeks a position as a governess. Her qualifications for the post are limited—being merely a warm heart and a great deal of common-sense. Nothing can exceed her astonishment, therefore, when she is hired by a reclusive family as nursery-governess to little Lord Fanshawe at a salary three times higher than the situation merits.

Even more mysterious—Bobby Fanshawe must not walk outside the grounds without a stout male servant to guard him. Yet a child with a plethora of unmarried—and attractive—uncles surely should not be in need of any other protection than theirs.

Cecily finds her new home on the wild Lincolnshire coast a source of romance, mystery, danger and, eventually, a passionate love. But the man her heart clings to is surrounded by suspicion and scandal—is she right to trust him when a child’s safety is at stake?