It's 1669, and feisty Isobel de Toledo is betrothed to be married to the son of a rich landowner when she learns people in her Seville, including her friends, are being burned at the stake.
Outraged, she joins a revolutionary group of ladies of intrigue and danger, healers and others who question the Church's preoccupation with sexual crimes and women who heal, shaking her very values and birthright.
Based on historical events, ESCAPING THE FIRE (96,000 words) spans two continents and tells the story of how Isobel flees her homeland with a Richard, a handsome sailor who saves her from being burned at the stake. They marry and board a ship setting sail for the New World. On the trip, they encounter frightful storms, on-board fires, the birth of their first child, murderous Jamaican Indians, and a female pirate and her partner who take over their ship.
Will love be enough to guide her when they reach the New World?
About the Author
We're writing partners who write in many different genres, usually with humor and always with passion. And, yes, we love to line dance! Carolyn is a nurse practitioner with a doctorate in nursing education from Columbia University and was a forensic examiner. Tony is a retired businessman and ammunition renovation specialist, a NJ boy with his own brand of humor. Carolyn has many of her non-fiction, health-related books posted at her website at http://www.carolynchambersclark.com. Find some of them here, also. Keep up with our fiction e-books at http://freeandbargainebooks.blogspot.com or sign up there to receive email notification when we publish a new book and earn the chance to get a free copy of new publications.