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2016 RELEASES

 

The Legend:
A Marienstadt Story
(Marienstadt Stories Book 4)

The Legend continues the story of the Wilde family from The Christmas Daughter: A Marienstadt Story. Boone Wilde's life is busy as he continues to run the hotel and tavern his parents started, raise his daughter, Charity, who is now fourteen, and romance Dr. Grace Winter. Then on a snowy winter morning his brother Kit returns to Marienstadt to enlist Boone's help. Kit tells him about Sultan, a magnificent Friesian stallion, that was removed from the Kentucky horse stables where Kit works. Sultan belonged to a woman named Amelia and for three years she has been searching for him. With the help of a motorcycle club called Durga's Dogs, whose mission it is to rescue fight dogs, Kit has a lead to Sultan's whereabouts, but he has to hurry before the horse is sent to slaughter. This is a story about failure, last chances, redemption, and the love between brothers.

 

"A riveting and haunting story!" 
- Kiana Davenport, 
Shark Dialogues, The Spy Lover

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Now you can save 33% on The Bucktail Cap in the Trunk when you buy the
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The Bucktail Cap in the Trunk:
More Secrets of Marienstadt
(Marienstadt Stories Book 3)

Return to the fictional town of Marienstadt, a Pennsylvania Dutch community in the Allegheny Highlands that readers fell in love with in The Whiskey Bottle in the Wall: Secrets of Marienstadt and The Christmas Daughter: A Marienstadt Story. In these thirteen stories you will once again walk the streets of Marienstadt where Chief of Police Henry Werner keeps things safe -- and interesting. Visit Lola’s Strudel Shop, Gretchen’s Calico Cuckoo Quilting Fabrics and Supplies, The Wilde Hotel and Tavern, and Opelt’s Wood. This time the citizens of Marienstadt make discoveries that lead them into secrets of the past and stories about the town’s founders. An old quilt in the attic of a renovated mansion tells the tale of one of the first Irish citizens, who came to build the railroad, then decided to take a wife. Mulligan Wolfe unearths an ancient journal hidden in his fireplace that leads him to discover the truth about one of Marienstadt’s most misunderstood citizens. Blaise Hanes recounts a time-worn legend about lost gold, sending Peeper on a mission to find it. In the title story Oliver unpacks a dilapidated trunk that contains a Union soldier’s cap decorated with a bucktail. With the help of Gretchen’s Uncle Ulysses he learns the story of four orphaned brothers who came from Germany and grew into men who fought in the Civil War as part of Kane’s Rifles, the 42nd Pennsylvania Regiment -- the famous Bucktails. 

 

 

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