Praise for The Landlord's Black-Eyed Daughter:
"Not to be missed! Mary Ellen Dennis crafts a swift and bawdy tale."Mary Jo Putney, New York Times bestselling author of Never Less Than a Lady
He's fearless, except when it comes to Calliope Kelley...
Nothing could shake the courage of lion tamer Brian O'Connor, until the circus is threatened and the love of his life deserts him...
Danger, drama, dazzling excitement are her world...
Bold, beautiful Calliope Kelley would jump through flaming hoops to protect her father's circus. But when disaster strikes and Calliope loses everything, she knows she must build brand new dreams...
Torn apart and betrothed to others, a twist of fate brings Brian and Calliope back under the bigtop, where together they'll walk the high-wire to see if great loves turn to ashes or rekindle to burn brightly forever...
Praise for The Landlord's Black-Eyed Daughter:
"An exhilarating romp...with adventure at every turn and spine-tingling suspense..."Midwest Book Review
"Delightful...Compelling characters, a great story, and a strong premise."January Magazine
"A fast pace, fluid writing, and an exceptionally well-crafted plot... season with a dash of humor, a splash of the paranormal, and a dollop of danger; and let the adventures begin."Library Journal
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About the Author
Former singer/actress and perennial rule-breaker Mary Ellen Dennis is the author of several award-winning historical romance novels and culinary mysteries and is growing her audience for both. She is married to novelist Gordon Aalborg (aka Victoria Gordon), whom she met online through a writer's group; they live on Vancouver Island.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
THE GREATEST LOVE ON EARTH by Mary Ellen Dennis is an exciting historical set in 1872 America.It is written with depth and details.The characters are believable,engaging,challening,and will capture your heart. This is an usual historical as it is pretending to circus life and its people.This story is about Calliope Kelley,the circus owner's daughter and Brian O'Connor,the young man the circus owner and his wife helped raise after his mother was killed. While Calliope always loved Brian as more than a brother,she declared she would one day marry him,Brian lefts the circus,after Calliope's mother is killed, in search of his real father. Calliope feels he abandoned her.Calliope's father,the ringmaster,and circus owner,becomes a functional drunk.She runs the circus and in fact builds it up.Brian returns,the attraction between them grows as danger increases. Tragedy strikes again and again. Calliope and Brian are faced with hard decisions while one believes the other abandoned them and the other believes one is dead.They move on with their lives,work through the pain and hurt.This is a fast paced story full of romance,sweet sensuality,love,the circus,circus people,decept, deception,danger,drama,fate and destiny.You won't want to miss reading "The Greatest Love On Earth".It is a must read and a keeper.This author has done it again with this exciting romance that takes place in a circus.This book was received for the purpose of review from the publisher.Details can be found at Sourcebooks Casablanca,an imprint of Sourcebooks,Inc.and My Book Addiction and More.
Brian O'Connor saves Calliope Kelley the day she is born. A memorable beginning promises an unforgettable story, set in an exotic place with fresh and interesting characters. It delivers. Fast-paced, The Greatest Love On Earth weaves its tight plot around romance, suspense, and adventure. The reader is treated to the fascinating world of the circus during the 19th century. Calliope is an endearing character, and the reader sees her grow up in an exciting world. She's spunky, down-to-earth, and genuine, but sometimes her pride gets her into trouble. She experiences tragedy yet carries on, living life to the fullest. Brian has owned her heart her whole life. He's a wonderful character, authentic and charming, but he tries to put distance between them with his words-she's the boss's daughter and innocent. Then her father dies in an accident, or was it? Her mother died years before-a victim of a crime? There's a mystery. Calliope suspects someone killed them and now wants her dead. Who among the colorful characters of her world could do such a thing? This story is filled with passion and unexpected occurrences. Sometimes Calliope makes brash decisions, but she is young. She rushes to do these things before talking to Brian to see if her assumptions are true. At times, this is a little annoying. Later in the book, there is a little confusion as to where her heart truly rests. She has relationships / flirtations with four men in this book; though she only seems to love Brian. Some of her decisions are questionable, but she remains likeable anyway. This is a wonderful story, and readers who like adventurous historical romance set in exotic settings will probably enjoy this book. Highly recommended. Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews