The Marylanders

The Rood, The Marylanders, Book One

She was forced into exile.
He chose his.
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A Lonely Exile

Acadian exile Elizabeth Marie Johns refuses to return to Baltimore Town. Not only are the Acadians not wanted, but her own people have turned against her. All alone, she sets out to find her father on the northern border. But when frontiersman Thomas McQueen finds her, he proposes a different plan. Can Elizabeth trust him? Or in the end will he, too, betray her?

 

A Ruthless Past             

Thomas McQueen has plans. Deadly Ones. While it is too late to save his life, he can still save his family from fates worse than death. But an encounter with the Acadian lass on his way home causes him to wish for a different fate. Is it too late to become a different man?

 

An Exacting Future

The French and British fight for control of a wilderness empire. But trust is scarce and hate plentiful, and when Thomas’ past explodes into Elizabeth’s future, she is forced to face her worst fears.

 

Will she forgive him for the man he was? Or will the mistakes of his past mistakes require the ultimate sacrifice?

The Brooch, The Marylanders, Book Two

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He was forced into captivity. 
She chose hers.

A Daring Proposal

Miller Mackintosh, back from war and a brutal captivity among the Shawanese, is broken in body and spirit. A promise to a dead man holds him in the grip of silence, and the need to right wrongs calls him once again into the war-torn backcountry.  But first, he offers Elizabeth McQueen a daring proposal. Will she accept his offer? Or will she choose another path?

A Lasting Betrayal

Elizabeth McQueen has waited two years for Miller Mackintosh to return home. But when he comes, his silence is louder than his answers. When binding secrets harbored by the dead threaten her family, she considers a liaison with an old and untrustworthy friend. Or should she trust another whose betrayal may be lasting and forever?

A Dark and Bloody Land

The backcountry swallows men whole. It takes husbands from wives and fathers from children, and it hides its secrets deep beneath its dark and bloody soil. But the mountains bury not their dead and the trees have ears, and nothing is hidden forever.