Friday, August 17, 2018

New Release, The Captain's Challenge


Ever since I watched Gone with the Wind for the first time I wanted to write my own civil war story, but what I was most interested in was the aftermath. So many mistakes were made by North and South. The hatred was even worse than during the war. If Lincoln had lived, things would probably have been different.

But history is what it is. The truth isn’t going to change by those who wish to rewrite the story.

My new release, The Captain’s Challenge, set in three major Georgia cities (modern-day Savannah pictured here) is my take on some of the conflicts experienced by those living in the post-civil war South. I’ve rewritten this story more times than any story I’ve written, but the central theme of love overcoming hate remains the same.

This is Book 3 in the Wolf Deceivers series, but it’s really a stand-alone story. Like Books 1 and 2, the hero and heroine must expose a wolf in sheep’s clothing. There is romance with a heavy dose of suspense. It’s my hope that everyone reading The Captain’s Challenge understands how God can bring enemies together and defeat hate with love.

To celebrate the STT Birthday Bash, I’m offering an e-book copy of The Captain’s Challenge. Any comment will win. To spur you on, tell us your favorite civil-war book or movie.



Gillian Carey has spent the last eight years studying music in England. During that time, the American civil war has claimed two brothers and her mother. Another brother is still missing. She returns to her Georgia home and a dangerous world with her family hiding secrets and her father a broken and brooding man. She turns to Alex Blaine, a union captain, rooming in her ancestral home, to find her missing brother, not realizing Alex is investigating her father for insurrection.

An army intelligence officer, Alex, is on a dangerous assignment to identify anarchists responsible for the unrest in post-civil war Georgia, and all clues lead to Gillian’s father. Alex is attracted to the spirited redhead, but he has secrets of his own other than his army mission. He may have been responsible for her missing brother’s death.

As Alex races against time to expose an enemy bent on starting another war, Gillian is torn between her loyalty to her family and her growing love for the handsome captain. Is he worthy of her trust, or will he betray her as others have?


***FREEBIE ALERT*** Book 1 of this series, The Chieftain's Choice, is free on Amazon now through Aug 19. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XP39G5D


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    1. My favorite, Natalya. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. I’ve read some good ones but can’t pick a favorite! Sharlene MacLaren’s Their Daring Hearts had an interesting plot and premise.
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    1. I haven't read that one, MJSJ, but she's a good writer. I'll have to check it out.

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    2. I haven't read that one, MJSJ, but she's a good writer. I'll have to check it out.

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  3. I like anything about the Civil War era, so I can't really think of a favorite book or movie. Sorry. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity and good luck everyone. princessdebbie1_2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Good luck to you, Debbie, and thank you for joining our Birthday Bash.

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  4. I can’t help remembering the trilogy by Gilbert Morris: The Last Cavaliers. Based on true heros of the Civil War.

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    1. I haven't read the Last Cavaliers, but love Gilbert Morris's books.

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  5. Gone with the Wind is a out the only one that comes to mind.
    perrianne (DOT) askew (AT) me (DOT) com
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  6. Love the suspense...and the theme of bringing enemies together through live. Sounds great, Elaine! Gone with the Wind and North and South are favorites. I also read Scarlett years ago, but don’t remember much about it. Thanks for the freebie alert! Congratulations on your new release!

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    1. Oops! Should be “bring together through LOVE.” I can’t type on my phone!

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    2. Loved North and South, too, Sherida.

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  7. Elaine, The Captain’s Challenge is a book I must read. Civil War and post are my favorite in historical Christian fiction. I've read Gone With the Wind, The Journals of Corrie Belle Hollister by Michael Phillips and Judith Pella and more recent Civil War series Ancient Words Series by A.M. Heath. The titles are Where Can I Flee, In the Shadow of Thy Wings and Out of the Ashes.

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  8. Gone With the Wind is the book and movie that I think about when I hear Civil War. I will forever Scarlett in that wagon as she was escaping the burning of Charleston. Thanks for a chance to read your story.

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    1. I don't know how many times I saw the movie, but I actually liked the book better, although they did a good job of bringing it to the big screen.

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