Today, I have a special treat for you!! I'm introducing a new author. She's been a reader of my books for years and she recently completed her first novel and got it published!!!. I haven't read the entire book yet, but I was able to read the first several chapters, and I'm telling you, this girl can write! Not only that, but this story is not your typical Historical Romance. This is a deep, meaningful, heartfelt and sometimes heartbreaking tale. There's no fluff in this story. It will capture your heart. It will cause you to think. It will stay with you for a long time. So without further ado, here's Bleeding Heart by Amber Stokes!
Sally Clay’s livelihood has been snatched away, but in its place arises an opportunity to escape from her sordid past and an unrelenting, unwanted suitor. Boarding a train with a heartsick rancher and an enigmatic miner, she leaves Virginia City behind and heads to Northern California, waiting for the chance to make right what went wrong three long years before.
But the road to revenge is far from smooth. Sally soon learns that the jagged pieces of a broken heart can far too easily wound the hearts of others – and hers isn’t the only heart that’s broken. Tragedy and fear dog her steps as she flees from the redwood forests to the high desert and back again. Will her bleeding heart ever find a way and a place to heal?
A desperate soiled dove. Three men who come to care for her. One man determined to claim her.
All on a journey that will show them what true love really involves.Five bleeding hearts. One profound journey.
Here are some reviews:
"From first word to last, the characters, the story, the premise of Amber Stokes’s debut novel captivated and intrigued me. This was no simple romance. Bleeding Heart speaks to anyone who has ever loved and lost."
~ Elizabeth Ludwig, Author of No Safe Harbor
"A tender, heartfelt story with a maturity and emotional intensity well beyond that of a debut novel, sure to please readers and reviewers alike!"
~ Laura Frantz, Author of Love's Reckoning
"If you're looking for a fresh, original historical novel to sink your mind into, go for Bleeding Heart. If you're looking for a book that will make you think and ponder and cry and stare at your ceiling and think some more, get your hands on Bleeding Heart..." (Full review on Goodreads)
~ Rebeka B., The Other World
This book is only available in E-book form. However it's only $2.99 on Kindle Seriously, where can you get such a great book for that price?
Check out the Bleeding Heart Pinterest Board
And Amber's Bleeding Heart Blog for more information
Please leave a note of encouragement for Amber if you are so inclined!!
Have a great weekend!