Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Gentle Wind's Caress

I am very happy to report that my historical novel, The Gentle Wind's Caress has paid back its advance in sales after only four months. That is such good news. I'm so pleased it's selling well.


1876 - On the death of her mother and sister, Isabelle Gibson must fend for herself and her brother in a privately-run workhouse. To escape a life of drudgery and near-rape at the hands of the matron’s son, Neville Peacock, Isabelle agrees to marry Farrell, a moorland farmer she has never met. But Farrell is a drunkard and a bully in constant feud with his landlord, Ethan Harrington.

When Farrell bungles a robbery and deserts her, Isabelle and Ethan are thrown together as she struggles to run the farm. Both are married and must hide their growing love.

Despite the secrecy, Isabelle draws strength from Ethan and his best friend, Hamish MacGregor, as she faces the return of her long lost father and Neville Peacock.

And when Farrell returns to claim his wife, tragedy strikes, changing all their lives forever.

The Gentle Wind's Caress can be bought from Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0709082282/ref=pd_rhf_p_1/026-5172031-1000424

or ordered in by your library.

Reviews ~

Anne Whitfield crafts a moving story of a strong woman in her historical novel THE GENTLE WIND'S CARESS. In an era of work houses and sharp class differences, Isabelle Gibson is a woman worthy of love and admiration. reviewed by Laurel Bradley, author of A Wish In Time.

Anne Whitfield has penned a tale that will have you rooting for the hero and heroine until the very unexpected end. This is not a light tale of romantic love, rather a story of how love sometimes needs to fight for its very existence in a world filled with ways to keep two people apart. reviewed by Diane Wylie, author of Secrets & Sacrifices.

Anne Whitfield has carefully crafted a powerful love story with vivid characters who will stay with you long after the book is read. The ending is gripping and unexpected, leaving the reader breathless with both sadness and joy. This book is beyond a simple romance. Rather, it is an enduring tale about the strength of a woman to overcome poverty, destitution, and scandal by fighting for love. If you want to read a romance story different from all other romance stories before it, then this is the book to read. This is one story where you can expect the unexpected! Mirella Patzer

Thanks to everyone who bought or ordered a copy. Your support is wonderful and I truly appreciate it.

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