Special guest post by novelist Linda Weaver Clarke

Today
is a special guest post by novelist Linda Weaver Clarke.

 About the author:

Linda Weaver
Clarke was raised among the Rocky Mountains of southern Idaho and now lives
among the red mountains of southern Utah. Linda is the mother of six daughters
and the author of 23 books. She has written in several different genres, which
include: historical romances, romantic cozy mysteries, a mystery suspense
series, a children’s book, and non-fiction.
All her books
are family friendly. She has also traveled throughout the U.S. and taught audiences
how to write their family history, giving more than 500 workshops.
Historical Romance: Stories of Rebels,
Adventure, and Mystery
My favorite
time period is historical because it’s during a
time when men defended a lady’s honor and treated women with respect. The
women, on the other hand, were not frail by any means. I love strong women
characters who fight for what they believe.
I enjoy writing stories with
a mixture of romance and adventure. My favorite loves stories are about a couple
who know they are meant for one another, even though there are trials along the
way.
The Rebel Series is a historical mystery/adventure romance
set in the 1700s. Many people have asked me why I wrote a story about rebels. Simple!
I love a rogue who fights for justice and for the people. It was a bunch of
rebels who fought for their freedom in America. They wanted to be free from the
dictatorship of a king. How about Robin Hood? He and a bunch of men did the
same thing as they helped the needy and poor. Liberty is something that I
cherish. So,
I decided to write about a small country that struggles to be free.


THE REBELS OF
CORDOVIA: “This creative take on a Robin
Hood-like story is charming and touching, and teaches some great morals about
agency and choice. It reminded me of childhood fairytales of good versus evil,
with a nice romance weaved into it
.” –Author Charissa Stastny
In The Rebels of Cordovia, Robin’s Rebels
realize they must fight against the tyranny of a wicked king and help the
people survive the oppression. 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?
To watch a Book Trailer for The Rebels of Cordovia, click on the link below:
THE HIGHWAYMAN OF CORDOVIA: “Austin and Christine had been friends, as
youth, and separated through the years. As their paths cross again after many
years, things spark up between them. Yet their lives do not appear to be headed
in the same direction. The twists and turns will keep you turning the pages
.”
–Sunnie Reivews
In book 2, The Highwayman of Cordovia, the people
enjoy their new-found liberty, but all is not well. 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?
To
watch a Book Trailer for The Highwayman
of Cordovia,
click on the link below:
THE
FOX OF CORDOVIA: “
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
In book 3, The Fox of Cordovia, 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.
To watch a Book Trailer for The Fox of Cordovia, click on the link below:
I love
research. When I did some research about the “waltz” for The Highwayman of Cordovia, I was surprised at what I found. The
peasants were the first to dance the waltz. It was such fun that bored noblemen
would sneak out and go to the country-dances. The Oxford English Dictionary back then called the waltz “riotous and
indecent.”
In a 1771
German novel, someone complains about the “newly-introduced waltz” among the
aristocrats. He wrote: “When he put his arm around her, pressed her to his
breast, cavorted with her in the shameless, indecent whirling-dance of the
Germans and engaged in a familiarity that broke all the bounds of good
breeding—then my silent misery turned into burning rage.” I was so intrigued by
this description. The waltz finally became fashionable when the wife of a
Russian ambassador endorsed it.
To read a sample chapter from each of my books in
The Rebel Series, go to http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/historicalromance.html
and click on the TITLE.

To purchase a
book from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Audible Audiobooks, go to http://www.lindaweaverclarke.com/purchasebook.html.

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