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Historical Romance

Full length novels romancing America’s past

Magic in Her Touch -- Donna Dalton

MAGIC IN HER TOUCH
Book 2, The Gifted Series
Historical romance with paranormal elements
Release Date: November 14, 2018
Available in print and e-book formats at The Wild Rose Press, Amazon, and many other on-line book stores. www.thewildrosepress.com

Herbalist Moira Devlin is a woman imprisoned, by the gift she must hide and the past she must elude. She is asked to care for the people of Mineral when the town physician unexpectedly passes. To please her mentor, she agrees and uses her healing power only when necessary and covertly, just as she was taught.  All is well until a new doctor arrives and threatens her newfound freedom.

Doctor Anson Locke has traveled to the Indian Territories to escape the memories of the family he couldn’t save. He doesn’t count on a distraction as lovely as Moira Devlin, a peddler of snake oils, just like the one who poisoned his wife.

Can Moira and Anson overcome their pasts and find love?

Magic In Her Touch depicts medical practices from the 1800’s. Please keep this in mind when reading the story.

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Magic in Her Eyes -- Donna Dalton

MAGIC IN HER EYES Available in print and e-book formats at The Wild Rose Press, Amazon, and many other on-line book stores. 

Historical romance with paranormal elements

Meredith Talbot has a secret. In fact, she has nine secrets – her own and those of the eight orphans at Seaton House, a home for children. Each of them has a special talent that if exposed would get them labeled as witches. It is her responsibility to protect the children and their secrets and keep them safe from persecution.
Marauding Indians force them into a nearby fort where their safety is threatened by fanatical townspeople and a captivating army officer who try to unmask the children's extraordinary abilities

Lieutenant Preston Booth has one goal – to serve and protect his country. The military is the only life he has ever known. It’s the only life he wants. When a child is abducted and Preston goes after the culprit, Meredith has a vision of what will happen to him.  

Does she risk everything by exposing her gift? Or keep her secret and risk losing him forever?

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SEVEN SWANS BRIDE

SEVEN SWANS BRIDE - part of the Twelve Brides of Christmas
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Will Seven Swans have its Christmas bride or will fate poach the festivities?

Family comes first for Abigail Whitlock. She’ll do anything to make it home to Seven Swans in time for Christmas and to attend her sister’s wedding - even if it means braving unforgiving mountainous terrain, fickle winter weather, and a captivating escort who threatens to steal her heart.

Country and duty come before all else for Major Evander Holt. He’s scheduled to arrive at his new assignment by year’s end, but a rockslide, a wily politician, and a headstrong, impetuous lady put his travel plans on hold. He doesn't need to come to her rescue, and he certainly doesn't need to fall in love with her. But there's something about Abigail he can't resist...even if it means risking his career.

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LOVING BYRNE

LOVING BYRNE - A Victorian short story

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Lieutenant Stephen Byrne stands guard over a British envoy asleep after an all-day drinking binge. So when his fiancée arrives, Stephen feels safe leaving his post for a quick meal. Yet his worst nightmare comes true when the Englishman slips from the room and leaves the hotel.

Victoria Manning will soon have everything she’s ever wanted—a loving husband and a new life at Fort Leavenworth as an Army officer’s wife. When loneliness and a special picnic lunch for her fiancé bring her to the Willard Hotel, their meal soon falls by the wayside as their passion ignites and their agreement of abstinence is put to the test.

Stephen and Victoria must put their special night on hold as they search for the fugitive envoy. Can they find him and save Stephen's commission in the Army, or will their future together be in jeopardy?

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The Rebel Wife

The Rebel Wife--

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When war correspondent Jackson Porter lies to a Union patrol to save a red-headed rebel, he gets something he never expected...a wife. But with her knowledge of corruption at the federal prisons, Louisa is his best chance to deliver the topnotch article his newspaper editor expects. The one thing Jackson didn't count on was a burning desire for his pretend spouse.
 
Louisa Carleton needs a miracle…even if that miracle comes in the shape of an arrogant, highfalutin Yankee. With her brother’s imminent death in prison heavy on her mind, she has no option but to join forces with the enemy.  Can she save her brother from a vindictive prison commander while still protecting her heart, or will Jackson stir dark memories she wants to forget

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Available in print and e-book formats at The Wild Rose Press, Amazon, and many other on-line book stores. 
...a Rose in the Cactus Rose line of historical romances.

Journey to the untamed Territories of the American Southwest.

My first fully completed novel, THE CAVALRY WIFE, was the book of my heart.  I adore strong, silent men in uniform, no matter what the era.  Set in the untamed Territories of the American southwest, this is the story of two orphans' journey to find love and happiness.

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The Gift -- Donna Dalton

Available in print and e-book formats at The Wild Rose Press, Amazon, and many other on-line book stores. 

All reformed prostitute Eva Baird wants for Christmas is to have her daughter back in her arms. But gun-toting outlaws, spiteful in-laws, and a sweet-talking stranger with arresting gray eyes threaten to turn her dream into a lump of coal.

Ex-bank robber Lyle Haggard has come to Louisville to do some shopping for Christmas. What he finds is a gift more precious than gold.

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Contemporary Romance

Short stories romancing America’s present

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Check out my foray into the contemporary romantic suspense genre...Now available in electronic format at The Wild Rose Press

A CHRISTMAS STALKING

Police dispatcher Shannon Malloy didn’t think her day could get any worse. But it does. First, her ex-boyfriend takes his latest flame to Jamaica – where he’d promised to take her – and then a disturbing 911 call tests the bounds of her professional skills. To top it off, her best friend is determined to set her up with the new homicide detective – a cop, just like her two-timing ex.

When the anonymous 911 caller takes a too-personal interest in her, Shannon is forced to let new homicide detective Hugh Montgomery into her apartment and her life. Her Christmas holidays heat up as a stranger stalks her and a detective pursues her heart.

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