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Thursday, December 15, 2016

New Release -- DANCE WITH DESTINY by Becky Lower -- Giveaway!

William Myers feels it’s his duty to answer the call to fight for the Union Army—but his wife, Susannah, doesn’t agree. How does he expect her to survive with four small children in the cold Ohio winter during the three-month enlistment period? Angry and abandoned, Susannah learns soon after William leaves that she is also pregnant again. 

Raoul Lafontaine is a half-Ojibwa, half-French-Canadian drifter who is more Indian than white. Also known as Lone Wolf, he has recently left the Ojibwa village in search of a fair-haired woman both he and his grandfather have seen in visions. She is important to him—but how? He will never allow himself to care for another—not after losing the wife he loved so much.

But Raoul could not have planned for the sizzling emotions that surface when he comes near Susannah, nor the love he feels for her children. When he realizes that Susannah returns his feelings, he knows he must leave—for how can he stay close by knowing she can never be his? William will return to his homestead, and they’ll once again be a family. One in which Raoul has no place. Or does he?

Will Fate relent and grant the love between Susannah and Raoul in this DANCE WITH DESTINY?


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     Susannah Myers pummeled her husband's shoulders as her lips pressed together in a tight, angry line. “Running off to war and leaving me alone to care for our four little ones is not right. I can’t do this on my own. How will we ever survive? We are only good if we can face our hardships together.”
     William took hold of her hands and stilled them. He kissed her callused fingers and then grazed her lips. She stopped fighting him and laid her head on her husband’s broad shoulder, letting her hot tears fall.
     "It'll only be for a few months, Susannah. Summer’s coming on, so it won’t be so hard for you to get by. There are plenty of chickens for food and eggs, I’ve stocked the smoke house with deer, and Jacob can start on the planting, so you’ll have potatoes and fresh vegetables. I have no choice as to whether I stay or go. I have to volunteer. Every able-bodied man in southern Ohio is being asked to do his part. Daniel was out here just the other day to make sure I'd sign up."
     Susannah straightened up and took a deep breath. She moved away from him, trying to distance herself from the feeling of abandonment. To get used to the feeling of abandonment. "We have four children, William, and the oldest of them is only nine years old. Is volunteering for service worth it when, by leaving, you’re putting the lives of your children in jeopardy?”

Be sure and leave a comment to be entered in the giveaway of the free ebook, DANCE WITH DESTINY.



      

27 comments:

  1. Great post. Love the cover and the story looks amazing.
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    1. The cover is great. Thanks for visiting, Debby.

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  2. Wow! Loved the blurb. Definitely want to read.

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    1. Thanks, Alisa, for visiting today. I love this story and hope you will, too.

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  3. Intriguing. I love the blurb and the unusual setting. Not often Ohio gets used as a setting in historicals. :-)

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    1. However, Ohio was once the gateway to the west! Thanks for visiting today, Keena. This story is based, in part, on my family tree. We all began our journeys in southern Ohio, at least this branch of the family. Hope you enjoy the book.

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  4. Congratulations on publication, Becky. Looks like an interesting premise.

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    1. Thanks, Sean. I loved writing this book, and hope you enjoy it.

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  5. Congrats on the release, Becky! Please don't include me in the giveaway. :-)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Kristy. And thanks for the pat on the back.

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  6. Congratulatios on the release Becky. Your story sets up some interesting events. Wishing you the best. (Also, you needn't include me in the giveaway) Best to you! Doris

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    1. Thanks, Doris, for stopping by and visiting today.

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  7. Becky, I loved your story, Dance With Destiny. I can truly understand Susannah's frustration and anger with her husband for what he did! Loved the way you worked in her torn feelings and the conflict about what she felt vs. what she thought she SHOULD feel. Excellent story!

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl. My uncle and I spent long hours discussing Susannah and Missouria. I can't wait to show him this book.

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  8. Becky,

    Best wishes for tons of sales. ;-) (don't include me in the giveaway - already downloaded it).

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    1. Thanks, Kaye, for stopping by and also for downloading the book! Greatly appreciate it.

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  9. Intriguing story can't wait to read.putting it on my list. Congrats.

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    1. Thanks, Judy, for stopping by today. Greatly appreciate it.

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  10. Congratulations on publication. Sounds like a book I've got to have. (Don't include me in the giveaway. As soon as my Kindle charges I'm going to download it.)

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    1. Thanks, Agnes! I hope you'll enjoy the book.

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  11. Wow sounds like a fantastic book, can't wait to read.

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    1. Margie, thanks so much for dropping by today. This is a special book to me and I hope it comes across in the story.

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  12. WOW! Is this going to be intriguing or what? Loved this excerpt and your whole premise of this story. And Livia did another great cover. Wishing you much success with this and it's on my tbr list.

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    1. Love the cover, too, Bev, and the book is very dear to me as well. Glad you're intrigued.

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  13. My kind of book. Best wishes on your success. I already got it.

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  14. Becky, I want to wish you great success with your new release. Raoul looks like my kind of hero.
    All the very best to you...

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