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Her job is dangerous. His life is at risk. A hit-and-run brings them together again. Reese Blue Sky is the hometown hero who harbors a secret. Helen Ketterling is the woman he loved, lost, never thought he'd see again. And her secrets trump his.
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On Sale Now in e-book and trade paperback format
I wrote this book and two others more than 30 years ago in the early days of Harlequin Historical Romance. Out of print to many years, they have been heavily revised (by the writer--that would be me--who continues to improve with age) and published by Bell Bridge Books in two new formats (e-book and large paperback), now available through all your favorite online book retailers. PRIVATE TREATY, MEDICINE WOMAN, and HEAVEN AND EARTH are my only true Historical Romances. So far.
Now, about this story...
When Kezawin first met James Garrett, she thought he might be the one who had come to her during a life-changing dream. She had become the Double-Woman Dreamer. But the strange white man shared her interest in the plants that grew in her homeland--hers, for feeding and healing, and his, for what he called science. She couldn't help being drawn to the man, though she knew the attraction was doomed. According to Lakota legend, a woman like Kezawin--one who'd dreamed of the changeling known as Deer Woman--might well become a powerful healer, but her love could kill a man. And Kezawin wasn't about to take that chance.
Naturalist James Garrett knew Kezawin felt something for him. Why else would she have risked her life to save him from an excruciating death at the hands of her enemies? Still, he wondered why was she resisted him now. And how far did he have to go to convince her that their love was strong enough to keep them both safe?
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HEAVEN AND EARTH is on sale now in e-format and trade paperback.
Amazon, Apple and many other retailers offer a generous chunk of the first chapter of HEAVEN AND EARTH, along with "A Note From The Author" that offers some background on this story's setting and a bit about the history of our mixed-blood hero's Metis people.
Here's the setup: Ever since he got into trouble with the Canadian Hudson's Bay Company, fur trader Jed West has lived quietly in an isolated cabin in Oregon Country. When a Shoshone hunting party tells him of a wagon train carrying white settlers spreading deadly disease on their land, they also warn him of a dying woman abandoned near the foot of his mountain. Jed finds Katherine--newlywed widow of a Connecticut missionary--takes her in and sees her through the throes of typhoid fever. But it is Katherine's promise to her dead husband that poses the greatest threat to her life and to Jed's hope for turning his own life around.
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