Book blurb blast for Bess McBride’s Across the Winds of Time

Today is a special treat. It’s a book blurb blast for Across the Winds of Time by Bess McBride.

McBride made her first serious writing attempt when she was 14. She shut
herself up in her bedroom one summer while obsessively working on a time
travel/pirate novel set in the beloved Caribbean of her youth, but she wasn’t
able to hammer it out on a manual typewriter (oh yeah, she’s that old) before
it was time to go back to school. The draft of that novel has long since
disappeared, but the story is still simmering within, and she will finish the
adventure one day soon.
was born in Aruba to American parents and lived in Venezuela until her family
returned to the United States when she was 12. She couldn’t fight the global
travel bug within and joined the U.S. Air Force at 18 to “see the
world.” After 21 wonderful and fulfilling years traveling the world and
gaining one beautiful daughter, she pursued her dream of finally getting a
college education. With a license in mental health therapy, she worked with
veterans and continues to work on behalf of veterans. She writes romantic suspense,
contemporary, light paranormal/fantasy and time travel romances and currently
has eight novels published. She can be contacted through her web site at or her blog at

Bess will be giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one random commenter during
the tour. So comment below, and if you’d like to be entered to win, make sure to include your e-mail address. You can also follow the tour, or visit other stops. The more you enter, the more chances you have to win.
BLURB from Across the Winds of Time:
on a genealogical research journey through the Midwest, Molly Hamilton
impulsively buys a 100-year-old Victorian house in the middle of a cornfield,
and falls in love with the house’s owner…the original owner, that is. Can he
be a ghost? The handsome, intriguing attorney certainly feels solid—and somehow
her soul knows she has always loved him.
Ferguson has no idea how he has come to present-day Iowa. The last thing he
knew, the year was 1880, and he had just buried his fiancée, who happens to
look exactly like Molly. He cannot separate the two women in his heart—to him,
they are one.
spite of being drawn to him, Molly thinks Darius is unhinged. Darius wonders if
he has joined his fiancée in purgatory. If time travel is possible, will love
be enough to build a future together?

EXCERPT from Across the Winds of Time:
“I can take care of myself, Darius. I’ve done it all my life. I’ll take care of us.”
stared at me for a moment, his eyes hardening. He rose abruptly and went to stand by the railing, staring down the
driveway to the road beyond. 
 “I am unmanned by the thought, Molly. How will we go on then? Will I cook and clean for you while you take
care of me and buy my clothing, my toiletries, my food?”
bitterness in his voice frightened me, and I fell silent—unsure what words
might make the situation worse.
turned to face me, bracing his palms on the railing behind him, a harsh set to
his jaw. 
 “I could wish that I had never “appeared”
here—in your time—but I cannot bear the thought of losing you again. I love you, Molly. I think I must set about proving my worth to
you. I will rebuild this house such that
it will protect you from all harm.  I
will take care of you so that you have the strength to provide for us.” The break in his voice tore at my heart. “I will tend to your every need as best I can
given my limited means. And if you
should find me a burden, you have only to say the word, and I will be
gone. If nothing else, I now know how to
leave.” On that bitter note, Darius
turned and strode down the length of the porch and around to the side of the
house and out of sight.

5 thoughts on “Book blurb blast for Bess McBride’s Across the Winds of Time

  1. Unknown says:

    Thank you, Lisa, for hosting me on the book blast today. I'm finding the book blast a great way to meet fellow authors and readers, and to find new book/author blogs.

    Talk soon!

    Bess McBride

  2. Catherine Lee says:

    I usually read contemporary romances. Would this be contemporary or historical? Or a little of both??
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  3. Unknown says:

    "Across the Winds of Time?" Is a time travel. Most of it is set in the present. The hero comes forward in time. I do have contemporaries. In fact, I have one begin released on February 1, 2013, called "Jenny Cussler's Last Stand" which is set on a Native American reservation in modern day.


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