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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

I Have Release Dates and Titles for my Debut Series from Whitaker House Books!

The Everstone Chronicles 

~ Set in New England during the Gilded Age
~ Inspirational Historical Romantic Suspense Series written from First Person POV


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The Hesitant Heiress by Dawn Crandall 
The Everstone Chronicles, book 1
(previously known as Amaryllis Brigham)

~ Releases August 2014 from Whitaker House Books
2013 ACFW Genesis Contest Semi-Finalist 
~ 2012 Clash of the Titles Olympia Contest Semi-Finalist

After being unjustly expelled from the Boston Conservatory of Music, Amaryllis Brigham sees her dreams of founding a music academy disappearing before her very eyes. Now the only way to achieve her goal comes with high stakes for someone set on avoiding men as much as possible: marry within the year to inherit her grandmother’s fortune. Amaryllis reluctantly takes part in her aunt’s society, intent on getting to the west coast on her own… and without a husband.

Despite her own misgivings, she soon finds herself falling in love with the most unlikely of men, Nathan Everstone, whose father not only had a part in her expulsion, but whose ominous presence has haunted her dreams for a decade since her mother’s tragic death. Nathan turns out to be much more than he seems and everything she never knew she wanted. But just as everything Amaryllis has recently hoped for comes to fruition, it all falls apart when she finds that the real culprit who has been "managing her life" isn't who she thought at all.

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The Bound Heart by Dawn Crandall 
The Everstone Chronicles, book 2
(previously known as Meredyth Summercourt)

~ Releases November 2014 from Whitaker House Books
~ 2012 ACFW Genesis Contest Semi-Finalist
             
One accidental kiss. That was all it took to throw Meredyth Summercourt's world upside-down. Determined to marry the ever-elusive Vance Everstone, she simply doesn't have the time or the desire to fall for her friend Lawry Hampton. However, with Vance out of the country and Lawry constantly at her side, Meredyth can’t help but wonder if what’s holding her to Vance is nothing more than a desire to redeem herself from their unfortunate past.          

When Vance comes home to stake his claim on Meredyth, will she be strong enough to break free from the tangled web of deceit she’s convinced she deserves? Or will she find the strength to accept that God’s plan for her life could include redemption... and quite possibly the love of her best-friend?

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The Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall 
The Everstone Chronicles, book 3
(previously known as Estella Everstone)

~ Releases February 2015 from Whitaker House Books
~ 2013 ACFW Genesis Contest Finalist
      
Sent away for protection, hotel heiress Estella Everstone finds herself living undercover as a lady’s companion at Everston, one of her father’s opulent hotels in the mountains of Maine. Within the week, Estella discovers that her ex-fiancĂ©, Jay, is in the area and has a new fiancĂ©e who he’s rescued from a nearby brothel and plans to take West with him. Reeling from her feelings of being unwanted and unworthy, Estella forms a friendship with the manager of Everston, Dexter Blakeley. She soon discovers that he is not simply the manager, but the new owner.

Saddened by this fact, Estella severs their friendship. She manages to avoid Dexter until she finds herself fired from her position due to a misunderstanding. Coming to her rescue, Dexter offers her a job as companion to his sister. Though she doesn’t want to be indebted to him, Estella sees no other choice. While rebuilding their friendship, Estella realizes that although she’s been lying to Dexter about her identity, she’s never been freer to be herself in her life. However, when he proposes, she has to tell him the truth—a truth he isn’t happy to find out.

7 comments:

Heather Day Gilbert said...

This is SO EXCITING, Dawn! I love the titles and blurbs!!!

Preslaysa Williams said...

Exciting!! I'll be one of the first to buy my copies.

Dawn Crandall said...

Thanks, Heather and Preslaysa!!! I definitely feels more real now... :)

Samantha Drudge said...

I can't wait to read them. So excited for you.

Dawn Crandall said...

Thanks, Samantha. Since I know you like Jane Austen so much, you'll probably like them. :)

Marianne Stocks said...

How very exciting for you as the author & us your readers. Can't wait to read them.

SHARLENE said...

HOW WONDERFUL, Dawn. I am so excited for you. This is going to be a great series!