"FIRE ON THE WATER, Chapter One, lays out a scene combining an imposter searching for a murderer of a graceful lady victim, Clarissa. When author, Deanna Jewel, offers this one on Auto Rewards the piece is ready to captivate an audience. Like use of throw-back phrases and words invoking the period, mentioned as 1775. Readers will find more about East India Shipping Companies. And other tie-in words such as: "headstrong, bile, imposter, contempt." The author does well to include the vow "I'll return with his head for decoration on a London bridge." The chapter is well written, grammar firm and easily read. Enjoyable take for solving a murder in the works here."
REV sent from Fiona T.Teffom
April 24, 2009
This novel is about finding love a second time when one feels that all has been lost and there's no future, nor anyone to share it with. Vanessa and her hero will enchant you and pull you into this page-turner set in England, 1778 as they travel the oceans and attend London's balls with the English aristocracy.
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While avenging the death of his fiancé years earlier, Michael Nathaniel Clairmont, Duke of North Yorkshire, learns that he CAN love again. Will the woman he wants also learn to love again? He sets out to capture her heart.
Vanessa is heartbroken over recent events in her life; she’s also head strong, flaunts London aristocracy and takes on breeding horses, something unheard of in the society circles of London. She finds herself trying to put the pieces of her life back together, but can she do it alone? With a child on the way, she is forced to do just that - their future depends on her strength. Then a friend offers to help. Dare she trust a man sworn to carry out a vow taken on a death bed? She refuses to accept that his love is true when his honor of sticking to his word is also at stake.
Can Nathan survive another heartache? Join him and Vanessa as they work through the torments of their past and work together to fight for their love and a future together.
Note to readers: These characters are being reincarnated to meet again in my next book, Whispers at Ghost Point, a contemporary romance, due out in late fall of 2012.