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Thursday, May 5, 2016

#NewRelease - HER SANCTUARY by TRACY GARRETT - #Giveaway

Abandoned in River’s Bend, Missouri, by the members of an uncharitable wagon train headed west, Maggie Flanaghan finds herself in trouble with nowhere to turn. But in the citizens of the small town, she discovers friends and acceptance upon the death of her dear father—and catches the attention of the town’s most eligible bachelor. When her past threatens to destroy her happiness, she must choose to flee or fight for the sanctuary of a good man’s love.

Kristoph Oltmann hadn’t planned on still being alone with no wife and partner to share his life.  He thought Maggie Flanaghan was the answer to his prayers, but her secret past makes her unsuitable as a preacher’s wife. Can he believe Maggie has been heaven-sent in spite of her predicament? Can he be HER SANCTUARY, even as she is exactly what he longs for—a haven for his heart?

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River’s Bend, Missouri, early March, 1855
     The mob harassed Margaret Flanaghan ahead of them, their zeal washing over her in a wave of prejudice and hatred. “I was only gathering medicines for my father.” Her rising terror drained the conviction from her voice, leaving her with nothing, not even a defense. Sharp pains stabbed her bad hip, increasing her limp until she was having trouble staying ahead of them.
     “Medicine?” Mr. Jones swung his lantern at her face, forcing her back another step. “Is that what you call that potion over your fire, witch?”
     “It wasn’t a potion. It was tea. I was only steeping willow bark tea. For his pain.”
     “You were practicing the devil’s arts, witch!”
     The crowd of men and women, even a few of the precious children, people with whom she’d traveled from St. Louis, had thought were friends, took up the chant.
     “Witch! Witch! Witch!”

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26 comments:

  1. Sounds very scary for Maggie in the excerpt. I am intrtigued and adding to my list.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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  2. Hey there, Debby. Thanks for stopping by! Good luck!

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  3. What a coil, but oh it does sound like a good one. I'll be putting it on the list to read, when I finish whats on my table (and work stops calling for last minute coverage **Sigh/Grin**. Very best on this new release Tracy. Doris/Angela

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  4. Sounds like a winner, something I definitely want to read. I wish you the best.

    Robyn Echols writing as Zina Abbott

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  5. Sounds like a winner, something I definitely want to read. I wish you the best.

    Robyn Echols writing as Zina Abbott

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  6. Congratulations on the release of HER SANCTUARY, Tracy. I think, from reading the blurb and excerpt, this story is going to be a sensational read.

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  7. Women with herbal arts knowledge were (still are, it seems) so readily suspected/accused of evil intentions. I'm looking forward to reading how this works out for Margaret.

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  8. Congrats Tracy on the new release!

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  9. This one I'm heading to Amazon to purchase because I'm intrigued. Congratulations, Tracy.

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    1. Oh, thank you, Agnes! I hope you enjoy it.

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  10. Tracy, you know how crazy I am about your writing--and this community of River's Bend you've created is so realistic! I have been so interested in every one of the characters you've come up with and the twists and turns their lives have all taken. Just excellent reading!

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl! I never anticipated the series that would spring up when I started COMING HOME. I'm enjoying getting to know the characters--and causing them a bit of trouble. I'm glad you enjoy them, too.

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  11. A very well done excerpt. Congratulations on your fantastic new release!

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  12. Tracy, what a dynamic excerpt. How can anyone not love any story where the crowds are screaming "witch, witch, witch." I'll be putting it on my Kindle pronto for sure. Wishing you much success with HER SANCTUARY and the whole series. All winners. By the way, beautiful cover.

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    1. Thank you, Bev! I hope you enjoy it. And, yes, the cover is lovely--thanks to Livia Washburn Reasoner!

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  13. What a horrible place to be...alone in the middle of nowhere with a mob baying for you. Great excerpt, Tracy.

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    1. Thanks, Keena! Maggie came to me with a lot of troubles. :)

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  14. AND THE WINNER IS... Debby!
    Congratulations! Email me at tracy@tracygarrett.com and I'll get you the book.
    THANKS, EVERYONE, for stopping by to celebrate with me! It's always more fun with friends. :)

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    1. WHOO HOO!!!! CONGRATULATIONS, DEBBY! You are in for a real treat!

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