A lifelong love of American history led Deborah Schneider from teaching high school to writing novels. "Beneath A Silver Moon" won the Molly award for “Most Unsinkable Heroine” from the Heart of Denver chapter of RWA and was later a finalist in the New Historical Voice Contest and published by Dorchester Publishing. “Promise Me” won the EPIC Award for Best Western Romance. Deborah is employed by the busiest library system in the US. She’s received the “Open Book Award” from Pacific Northwest Writers and was named “Librarian of the Year” by Romance Writers of America in 2009. She writes steampunk and fantasy romance as Sibelle Stone.
Beneath A Silver Moonby Deborah Schneider
Sinclair Readford had reached the end of her rope, figuratively and literally. She hung out of the window of a whorehouse in nothing more than her unmentionables. To escape the disreputable establishment, the Eastern-bred lady had vowed to go to any length. However, when her fingers slipped and she plunged into the embrace of a ruggedly handsome cowboy, she
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Sinclair Readford had reached the end of her rope, figuratively and literally. She hung out of the window of a whorehouse in nothing more than her unmentionables. To escape the disreputable establishment, the Eastern-bred lady had vowed to go to any length. However, when her fingers slipped and she plunged into the embrace of a ruggedly handsome cowboy, she wondered if she'd been saved or damned.
Jefferson McCloud had never had a woman fall out of the sky to land in his arms before. It was enough to turn a man into a lovesick fool. Especially when the woman was all long blond hair and soft white skin. He should have known immediately she'd be more trouble than the devil himself. But soon, the cowboy knew he'd ride to hell and back to earn the right to call the impertinent chatterbox his own.
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She curls up.
I loved it! Too cute! Must buy
This Deborah Schneider is going places. She writes great characters. She has a sense of humor. Right up front, the heroine Sinclair falls from the upper floor of a brothel and lands in the arms of the hero. Once the love-hate relationship is on, Schneider keeps up the pace ¿ and the humor. So many of these steamy genre romances are so serious, thus boring. This author doesn't take herself so seriously, thus fabulous. Keep up the good work, Deborah. I can't wait for your next book. I hope you'll bring both Sinclair (and Maddie the brattie) back.
Sinclair Readford is and educated young lady whose curiosity can land her in the most peculiar situations. Like into the lap of a cowboy, Jefferson McCloud. Jefferson needs help, and he figures Sinclair is either Heaven sent or right from the Devil. His little sister Maddie is a troubled child who has chased away every caretaker in the state already, so he is at the end of his rope. Sinclair has nowhere to turn in the middle of Montana, where she knows no one and her funds have been stolen. But one look at the poor, neglected child, and she is determined to stay and help out. But Jefferson is a stubborn mule and makes it nearly impossible for Sinclair to do her job. His past interferes and she must help him overcome the ghosts that haunt him. The only problem is that Sinclair is Trouble with a capital T and every where she goes, disaster follows in the form of kidnappers, fires and horses that won't behave. I love this book and I can't wait for the Ms. Schneider's next one!
In 1883 while her father visits Egypt, Sinclair Readford leaves Philadelphia to meet her Aunt Matilda ¿Tilly¿ Haynes whom she never knew existed. Her aunt¿s letters to her were hidden for no apparent reason that Sinclair could fathom. Sinclair¿s plan is to travel to the Montana Territory to introduce herself to her aunt, a successful businesswoman, before returning to her home prior to her father coming back from overseas. Sinclair reaches the Blue Willow, which is not quite what she expected since the place is a whorehouse. She learns Aunt Tilly is on extended vacation and apparently is the Madam of this cathouse. Shocked, Sinclair climbs out a window to escape the bordello, but lands in the lap of rancher Jefferson McCloud. He takes the scantily clad Sinclair with him to his ranch as they agreed where she could stay for now if she becomes the teacher caretaker to his sister Maddie. As they live in close proximity, they fall in love, but she is boisterous east and he is taciturn west leaving both of them and Maddie to wonder if that is enough. BENEATH A SILVER MOON is an entertaining western romance that captures the attention of sub-genre fans from the moment the heroine nose dives in her ¿failed¿ attempt out a third story window. The story line vividly describes the old west while the lead couple is delightful opposites. However, the tale belongs to Maddie who steals the hearts of the audience. Deborah Schneider¿s character driven plot provides pleasure to those readers who prefer a strong cast starring in a western romantic cozy. Harriet Klausner