Featured Book: Courting the Countess by Donna Hatch
When charming rake Tristan Barrett sweeps Lady Elizabeth off her feet, stealing both her heart and a kiss in a secluded garden, her brother challenges Tristan to a duel. The only way to save her brother and Tristan from harm—not to mention preserve her reputation—is to get married. But her father, the Duke of Pemberton, refuses to allow his daughter to marry anyone but a titled lord. The duke demands that Elizabeth marry Tristan’s older brother, Richard, the Earl of Averston. Now Elizabeth must give up Tristan to marry a man who despises her, a man who loves another, a man she’ll never love.
Richard fears Elizabeth is as untrustworthy as his mother, who ran off with another man. However, to protect his brother from a duel and their family name from further scandal, he agrees to the wedding, certain his new bride will betray him. Yet when Elizabeth turns his house upside down and worms her way into his reluctant heart, Richard suspects he can’t live without his new countess. Will she stay with him or is it too little, too late?
Releases October 5, 2016 - Preorder Here
! A Message from our new Chairwoman, Jaclyn Weist!
It’s hard to believe this year has flown so quickly. Between chasing six kids and several writing deadlines, I’ve barely had time to breathe—and it’s just the way I like it!
I love the fall for the changing leaves, the cooler weather, the holiday season, and the anticipation of cheesy Christmas romance movies and inspirational Christmas stories.
I’m also excited for NaNoWriMo this year. Have you thought of participating? It’s a great way to stretch your writing muscles and push yourself to write a 50,000 word novel within a month—or faster! I’m a pretty competitive person by nature (you should see family game night among my siblings …), so trying to write a book by November 30th is just part of the package. Last year’s story came to me long before November hit, which made writing it that much more exciting. If you haven’t thought of doing NaNoWriMo before, maybe this could be the year.
Don’t forget our Storymaker University held each month. We’ve had fantastic lesson over the last couple of months, and looking forward the classes in the future.
Good luck to all of you and keep on writing! Welcome New Members!
We're so excited to welcome the following new members this fall:
Steve Whibley and
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