Author Spotlight: April W. Gardner
For those who enjoy saga-length Christian historical romance. Bitter Eyes No More is a single, complete story. It is book four in the Creek Country Saga.
A man of abiding honor, tested by a woman of ruinous passion. A woman of unspeakable sins, pursued by a God of unquenchable mercy.
Spanish Florida once sheltered Lillian McGirth from her fears. Now, it feeds them. Mercy is for the deserving; for Lillian, an unwed mother accused of treason, there is only battering and defeat, but her fall breaks softly in the arms of an unexpected arrival, a man too beautiful of soul to stain with her lost character.
Captain Marcus Buck sails in on a pledge to save Miss McGirth from herself and from her child's father, a ruthless don. All the while, he’s to regard her as virtuous and worthy of protection and to guard said virtue from pilfering. But the terms are flawed since he must first guard her from himself. Regardless, he is determined. He will free her, repair her name—simple labor compared to dodging the army’s noose, mending wounds three years deep, and navigating a host of rebel Natives bent on inflicting more.
Through the steady crumble of his pledge, their friendship becomes a consolation, for she knows his pain as no other can or will. Their scars are one; their paths, however, might irrevocably become two…
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"The depth of this book is outstanding, not only did it read as though extensive research was done but it held such a high quality penmanship." ~Bibliophile Reviews
"An epic tale and swash buckling adventure that both educates and entertains." ~Christian Bookaholic
"Gardner has richly supplemented the story line with amazing details of the historical 1817 era, proving that taking time in researching details turns an average story into an epic book." ~ Brice's Mice Christian Book Reviews
"Mrs. Gardner's thorough research shines throughout the novel and has encouraged me to want to know more about these famous forts and their history." --Reviews by Van Daniker
From the Author
The Drawn by the Frost Moon trilogy consists of three standalones that are closely connected through a single historical event. It will take you on a three-layer journey through the incidents that kicked off the First Seminole War and whisked Spanish Florida toward its inevitable doom.
By three-layer, I mean that all the characters you'll come to know (and hopefully love!) in Bitter Eyes will be reappearing in the follow-on book and skipping backwards in time to show you this period from other angles. Tall Bull and Mink will give you the Red Stick perspective in Love the War Woman (2017). Through entirely fresh eyes, you'll learn where Mink went after she left Neamathla's lodge, what transpired while Marcus was outside Fort Scott, what becomes of Water Moccasin, why Tall Bull cannot see past Bitter Eyes to the war woman who adores him, and so much more.
War Woman will take you deeper into the historical events surrounding San Marcos and leave you excited to dig into Strong Bear and Pretty Wolf's adventures. Their romance will be told in Finding Pretty Wolf (2018), which will carry you through to the closing of this period in history.
Why have I chosen to lay out the story this way? Because the setting is so rich and full I couldn't bear to do away with any part of it. It's tricky as all get out to braid these three plots together without revealing too much too soon, but I trust the finished product will be worth the effort.
About the Author
APRIL W GARDNER is an award-winning author who writes Christian historical romance with a focus on our Southeastern Native Tribes. She is a military wife and mother of two teens who lives in Texas. In no particular order, April dreams of owning a horse, learning a third language, and visiting all the national parks.
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***There is a giveaway happening over in Goodreads for 5 autographed prints for Drawn by the Frost Moon: Bitter Eyes No More (Creek Country Saga #4). The contest runs from June 6th - June 30th, 2017. To enter for your chance to win, click here. ***
6/10/2017 06:21:50 am
Thanks for featuring Bitter Eyes!
6/10/2017 03:28:56 pm
You are welcome!! I entered your giveaway too!!
6/11/2017 02:05:42 pm
Oh awesome! Good luck! :D
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