The Mark of the Rose has been sitting at the back of this author's mind for twenty years. It is the story of two women, one a contemporary working girl holding down two jobs to pay the rent who finds out she is the sole heir to a vast English estate, including a manor house, an ancient castle, and a few hundred million dollars.
Enndolynn Ware has been disguised as Ellyn the Fletcher since her mother was burned at the stake for being a witch. She has been captured by the Sheriff of Nottingham who intends to send her south with one of King Edward's most feared henchmen. His plans are foiled by Rennwick de Beauvoir and his three companions who have very different orders concerning the young witch. Adventure, romance, ghostly visions and knights in armor. Who can resist?
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About the Author
Author of 16 Historical Romances and one contemp, my first book, China Rose, was published in 1984. Since then my historical romances have consistently appear on the USA Today list. I have been honored to be the recipient of multiple awards from Romantic Times, including 2 Lifetime Achievement awards, Storyteller of the Year, Medieval of the Year, Swashbuckler of the Year, as well as having been awarded one of a very few five star reviews handed out by Kathe Robin for The Blood of Roses. The Iron Rose was also named as one of the seven best Fiction books of the year by Publishers Weekly.
A print author since the early 80's, it has been truly wonderful to be able to reissue my early books in digital format. Some, like China Rose, Bound by the Heart, and The Wind and the Sea, have not been available to readers for twenty five years. It was The Wind and the Sea, in fact, that inspired Romantic Times to create the category "Swashbuckler of the Year" and it won the very first award.
I write the type of books that I love to read...full of action, drama, intrigue, and of course...romance. I am inspired by the old swashbuckling movies I grew up watching staring the likes of Errol Flynn, Clark Gable, Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Randolph Scott, Tyrone Power...bigger than life heroes matched with equally gutsy heroines. I write, in fact, as if there is a movie playing out in my mind and my hope is that readers enjoy what they *see* as much as I do.