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Thursday, October 8, 2020

New Release -- A British Courtesan in America (Revolutionary Women Book 2) by Becky Lower


She is running from her past life as London’s most prized mistress.

When beautiful Fancy Booker’s last benefactor leaves her his fortune, she sails for the new country of America. Giving herself the name Liberty Wexford, she hopes to set a new course for her life—alone.  The last thing she needs is another man in her life.

He has no time for a woman, since the Revolutionary War is a jealous mistress.

Hawk Gentry has two guiding principles. First, as a Son of Liberty, he must be cautious of others, especially anyone British. Second, as a child, he and his Passamaquoddy Indian mother were left alone while his French father trapped or fought wars. He vows never to do the same to any woman he loves, and the family they may have.

Will the war unite or divide them?

When Liberty and Hawk run into each other on the unruly streets of Boston, they begin a tentative friendship. Even though neither wants romance, the sparks fly between them from the moment they meet.

As their relationship blossoms, their pasts rise up to haunt them. Will Liberty and Hawk overcome the obstacles that seem certain to force them apart? With the Revolutionary War beginning, can love hold the hearts of a Hawk and A BRITISH COURTESAN IN AMERICA?


The streets were bustling with people, all busy with their lives. Libby melted into the throng and wandered from one street to the next, dipping into the various shops she found intriguing. She stopped at one of the street vendor carts and purchased some chocolate, hoping it would be as good as what England had to offer.

As she wandered, she nibbled on it. Not bad chocolate. Not bad at all. Creamy, not waxy. It didn’t quite compare to the kind of chocolates England imported from Belgium, but then, not much did.

Her next hurdle was to find employment. She glanced at the various shops and tried to picture herself working in one of them, but nothing so far captured her fancy as a place of potential employment. The street noise, a combination of people, animals, rolling carts, and vendors hawking their wares, overpowered her senses. The cobbles were uneven, so she shifted her gaze to the street and lurched to a sudden stop as the heel of her expensive brocaded silk shoe wedged between two of the stones. In her haste to explore her new city, she’d forgotten to change out of her favorite pair of shoes, another gift from Atticus. She leaned over to dislodge the shoe, or to unbuckle it and take it off.

She had just released the buckle when shouts, and then, thundering hooves, finally resonated. Libby glanced up in time to see a horse barreling right at her, but she couldn’t free herself from her shoe. A scream formed in her throat.

What a pity, to die on her first day of freedom.



  1. Congratulations on such a wonderful review, and what a great excerpt. I'm sure that many people came to the New World to escape their pasts, so it's a great premise.

    1. Thanks, CA. I agree that many of our forefathers came here to escape their past lives and to create a good, new life for themselves. America was a true melting pot. Let's hope we can return to that in the future.

  2. BEcky, I thoroughly enjoyed seeing this story unfold. You kept me turning the pages, as always! LOL Congratulations on your new release!

    1. Thanks, Cheryl, for your great comments. The Libby character sprang from the pages of another manuscript of mine, which is still languishing under the bed. I found Libby much more intriguing than the main character of the unfinished work, so I wrote her story instead. I'd never given much thought to a courtesan's life before and the circumstances under which they'd entered that profession. I found the whole process fascinating.

  3. I'm really into American revolution stories. I have book one and I must have book 2.
    Congratulations on your new release, Becky! I wish you all the best...

    1. Thanks, Sarah. Especially with today's political climate, the struggles early Americans went through to gain our freedom from tyranny during the Revolutionary era are worth mentioning. I love this period of our history and would love to continue this series.