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Thursday, August 10, 2017

New Release --- THAT SPECIAL SUMMER, MAID of the MIDLANDS, & MISTRESS of HUNTLEIGH HALL by Linda Swift

THAT SPECIAL SUMMER

When Paula's husband divorces her to “find himself”, she is devastated. To add insult to injury, he joins a band and begins to date a sexy young singer! Forced to start over in the job market, Paula returns to college for a degree in teaching Special Education.

Paula’s shattered ego receives a boost when two men show interest in dating her – Derek, a retired naval officer who’s back in college to qualify for a second career, and Greg, a wealthy businessman and philanthropist. Toss in a professor with a huge misconception, a campus stalker, and her daughter's upcoming wedding, and Paula's new world becomes more complicated than she ever dreamed it could be…

But re-inventing her life has some wonderful advantages she hadn’t expected. Falling in love again and starting over proves to be better than she could have ever imagined, and it all comes together in THAT SPECIAL SUMMER...


 MAID of the MIDLANDS

Sixteen-year-old Matilda’s placid life at Hafton Castle is turned upside down when she is chosen to be waiting-lady for the Queen of Scots. A queen who is brought to the castle as a “guest”… At the same time, Matilda falls in love with a handsome guard, Jondalar—who she is certain is “the one” for her.

But everything changes when Matilda learns that Jondalar has deceived her. He plots against the queen, and Matilda is forced to choose between her love for him and certain deadly betrayal of the woman she is obliged to serve. How can she make such a choice? Will she give up her love, or her honor—and how can she live with either decision?



MISTRESS of HUNTLEIGH HALL

~ The exciting stand-alone sequel to "Maid of the Midlands" from the award-winning author of "This Time Forever" Linda Swift ~

Wait for me…

Malcolm Gray asks only one thing of Alice Wykeham when he goes to sea. But ten long years go by, and Alice’s father will see her married—not to the man she loves, but to an elderly lord who is eager to claim her valuable dowry.

I’m here, my love…

Malcolm has been shipwrecked and severely injured. He remains in Amsterdam as he heals, then earns enough money to be able to ask for Alice’s hand. Though now successful, he returns to Hull too late to claim his true love. Still, he purchases a ship chandlery and stays nearby, watching over her without detection due to his changed appearance. 

When Alice’s younger sister, Mary, becomes pregnant and goes to Hull, Malcolm befriends her. But when Mary gives birth, Malcolm must end the charade and reveal himself when he sends for Alice—who wrongly assumes the child is his.

Treachery is afoot…

When Alice discovers the lord is involved in a treasonous plan to overthrow the king and has used her dowry for the cause, she must do something to avoid being caught up in his devious web herself! There can only be a tragic outcome for the Gunpowder Plot—and it could be the death of Alice, along with Malcolm, the only man she will ever love…

   
       

17 comments:

  1. More stories to get lost in. Thank you. Doris

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    1. Thanks for commenting. Happy reading!

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  2. Hello. I'm Linda Swift and I'm pleased to have made a triple my first time up to bat on the PRP team. I'm looking forward to getting to know all the other members and their fans. I hope you'll be stopping by to say hello and get acquainted these next few days. And I hope you'll get acquainted with my books, too.

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  3. Linda, welcome to PRP and FSP! We are so glad to have you with us--and excited to welcome your excellent stories to our "home" here, as well!

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    1. Thank you, Cheryl. I'm happy to join you and feel at home already, thanks to you and Livia. I'm so pleased to have my books with a publisher known for quality work.

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  4. Well, hello, Linda Swift...Oh, wait a minute...I know you! I have read all three of these books, and in fact I have read all of Linda's books! She's so good. I take that back. She does write something called Speculative Fiction, too, and since I am a natural born scaredy cat, I refused to read some of these..why? They would scare the pants...panties...off me. She knows this--I told her. And you know what? She laughs at me. I'm sorry, Linda. You know I'm coward.
    But her medieval novels are wonderful. And This Special Summer? Excellent. Welcome home, Linda. I've been waiting for you, my dear.

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  5. Hi Celia, and thank you for this good recommendation. Coming from an author of your caliber, it is high praise indeed. I always appreciate your candid response to my stories and I'm sorry I can't convert you to being a fan of Spec. Fiction. You know I added an epilogue to one scary tale before I let you read it but I can't "fix" the other five stories even for you. They are what they are. It's good to be here with you and others who came before me...like old home week.

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  6. These really look good. Welcome to PRP and good luck on the releases!!!

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  7. Thank you, Deborah, for your welcome and compliment of my books. I appreciate your good luck wishes, too, and look forward to getting better acquainted.

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  8. Linda, it's so great to see you here at PRP. Maid of the Midlands was a wonderful book so I am certain Mistress of Huntleigh Hall and That Special Summer have got to be terrific as well. I did not know you wrote contemporary stories. You know I wish you the best in everything you do.

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    1. Sarah, it's so good to be in the same place with you again. And thank you so much for your kind words about Maid of the Midlands. And yes, most of my stories are contemporary. I have only three historicals except for three novellas. I do appreciate your friendship and respect you as a very professional author with talent and attention to research to get facts right.

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  9. Your books look great--must reads! Best wishes on your success.

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    1. Hi Robyn, it is nice to meet you and thanks for your comments and good wishes. I'm very pleased to become one of the PRP authors.

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  10. Congrats and much success with all of your books!!! Great writer and I know that new readers will really enjoy your storytelling talents!!!

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  11. Thank you for your kind comments, More Blessed. And I am more blessed because of the support from people like you.

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  12. Linda,
    While I'm late to your release day, my well wishes and warm welcome are sincere.

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  13. Thank you, Kaye. I'll take welcomes and wishes any time. You have been very helpful to me already with the promo and I appreciate that.

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