Colonel Samuel Shelby, special agent for President Madison, was given the most dangerous assignment of his career as the War of 1812 loomed over the Mississippi valley. Embittered and cynical after the betrayal of his treacherous first wife, Samuel vowed never to love again. But when he...
Colonel Samuel Shelby, special agent for President Madison, was given the most dangerous assignment of his career as the War of 1812 loomed over the Mississippi valley. Embittered and cynical after the betrayal of his treacherous first wife, Samuel vowed never to love again. But when he met a stunning French émigré, he was bewitched. Yet he shamed her with an offer to make her his mistress, never his wife.
A SPOILED, RECKLESS BEAUTY
Olivia St.Etienne was as fiery as her flaming hair, as headstrong as her aristocratic ancestors. At home in silk and satin, surrounded by fawning suitors, the St. Louis belle hid a secret life until the dark, arrogant colonel accidently uncovered it and ruined her reputation. Fleeing into the wilderness, Olivia--under the tutelage of an old mountain man--forged a new identity as a frontier woman who could ride through a buffalo stampede and outwit a band of bloodthirsty Osage renegades.
From the ballrooms of Washington to frontier St. Louis, up the mighty Missouri and down the great Mississippi to besieged New Orleans, Samuel and Olivia survived a war to share a love as turbulent and...
DEEP AS THE RIVERS.
"DEEP AS THE RIVERS...is historical romance at its best."
- Hope Marleaux
"...I read this book in a day because I had to know the ending. Ms. Henke gave me an ending that made sense and satisfied. I recommend this for a great read...If you like to travel away from your present circumstance and you want a little sexy spice in your novel, read it and enjoy."
Romantic Times Magazine
- Kathe Robin
"DEEP AS THE RIVERS is for anyone who craves vicariously living out exhilarating adventures with marvelous characters. Ms. Henke's spellbinding, fast-paced romance never skimps on the history or sizzling sensuality. Another wondrous read from this formidable storyteller. SENSUAL."
- Kristina Wright
"...filled with history and passion. A riveting tale of love so strong it conquers all! Shirl Henke is a master at creating memorable characters and passionate love scenes...Fans will fall in love with Shirl Henke all over again...A sweeping saga written by a gifted storyteller."
SHIRL HENKE lives in St. Louis, where she enjoys gardening in her yard and greenhouse, cooking holiday dinners for her family and listening to jazz. In addition to helping brainstorm and research her books, her husband Jim is “lion tamer” for their two wild young tomcats, Pewter and Sooty, geniuses at pillage and destruction.
Shirl has been a RITA finalist twice, and has won three Career Achievement Awards, an Industry Award and three Reviewer’s Choice Awards from Romantic Times.
“I wrote my first twenty-two novels in longhand with a ballpoint pen—it’s hard to get good quills these days,” she says. Dragged into the twenty-first century by her son Matt, a telecommunication specialist, Shirl now uses two of those “devil machines.” Another troglodyte bites the dust. Please visit her at www.shirlhenke.com.