In the Shadow of the Hawthorn

In the Shadow of the Hawthorn

by D.M. Porters
In the Shadow of the Hawthorn

In the Shadow of the Hawthorn

by D.M. Porters



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"I am only a man, Emma."
"Then be a man with me."

Beautiful Emma Mason was an illegitimate child who should have landed on the streets of London. A twist of fate would spare the girl from having to sell her body or beg for her next meal. Instead, Emma grew up in Lord and Lady Drake's lavish home, working happily in their kitchen with her ever-grateful mother, Julia.

Through the years, Emma would never want for anything - that is, until she met Theo Barnett, the son of a wealthy landowner. Friends of the Drakes, Lord Elliott Barnett, and his wife Sylvia had high expectations for their only child. A good match would be vital, but they knew their handsome son would have no problems attracting the right woman one day.

A chance encounter between Theo and Emma would change everything.

Though wrong, Theo could not stop his attraction to the young baker. Desires burned, and their love was pure, but Emma knew it could not be. They would never be allowed to be together. Refusing to have Theo lose everything for her, Emma would push away the man she loves.

Their lives apart would be filled with tragedy, deception, and pain, all fueled by insatiable greed. Can Emma and Theo look beyond the misery and find their way back to each other? Could they go on after losing so much?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162195306
Publisher: Denise Portugaise
Publication date: 03/22/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
File size: 514 KB

About the Author

Less than a year ago, D.M. was an executive in one of Canada’s largest corporations. She worked hard during her 32-year career, climbing the proverbial ladder, at times slipping along the way. Never one to stand still, she obtained her university degree, became a CPA, married the man of her dreams, and had two wonderful sons, all while working a full-time job.

She began writing after one of her university professors encouraged her, saying she had missed her calling. Writing became a pastime that freed her mind of the day-to-day stresses.

She wrote short stories but had always enjoyed sweeping historical romances. Why not write my own, she challenged herself. In 2018, D.M. did just that, finishing her first novel, Here and Then After. She shared the manuscript with only a few close friends, who urged her to self-publish. Many trials and tribulations later, the book was published, and two more followed in the series. In the Shadow of the Hawthorn is her fourth book, and she is currently working on her fifth.

D.M. and her husband are now happily retired, giving her more time to write.

“Like anything in life, writing is a journey. You will discover things along the way and must keep your mind open to learn from them. I’m still learning and always will.” – D.M. Porters.
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