Cameo Courtships by Susanne Dietze, Debra E. Marvin, Jennifer Uhlarik, Kathleen Y’Barbo – Book Spotlight, Preview

Posted June 22, 2019 by Phyllis Helton in Book Spotlight /

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Today I’m spotlighting a collection of stories that are tied together by a cameo gifted by Queen Victoria. The stories sound interesting and so I am sharing this collection with you.

As a side note, author Debra E. Marvin, who has a story featured in this collection, will be sharing her testimony this coming Sunday. Be sure to come back then and hear what she has to say!

Cameo Courtships by Susanne Dietze, Debra E. Marvin, Jennifer Uhlarik, Kathleen Y’Barbo – Book Spotlight, Preview

Cameo Courtships:

by Susanne Dietze, Jennifer Uhlarik, Kathleen Y'Barbo, Debra E. Marvin

Published by Barbour Books
Publication Date June 1, 2019
Genres: Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Colorado, Louisana, Pennsylvania Civil War Era - US - 1849-1865, Gilded Age – US – 1875 – 1900
Written for: Adults
Pages: 451

Synopsis:

A Family Heirloom Inspires Romance In 1851, a special cameo is gifted by Queen Victoria to Letitia Newton, who though considered an old maid, meets the perfect gentleman minutes after donning. Told by the Queen the cameo is to be shared, Letitia gifts the "Victoria Cameo" to a woman in her family, hoping adventure and romance will follow each of its subsequent wearers.

PINNED ABOVE HER HEART by Susanne Dietze 1851 – Pittsburgh, PA After receiving the Victoria Cameo, aspiring journalist Clara Newton works to expose a smuggler, but reporter Byron Breaux must break the story first or lose his job. Working together is out of the question until they learn secrets that threaten Clara’s father. . .and her heart.

TAMING PETRA by Jennifer Uhlarik 1875 – Colorado Territory Trouser-wearing frontierswoman Petra Jayne Hollingsworth has no intention of donning the heirloom cameo, but when a crooked brothel owner steals the treasure, securing its return becomes Petra’s highest priority. Assisting her, Reverend Dustin Owens is appalled to learn the price of its ransom is that Petra must work in the brothel. He may save the woman’s virtue, but can he help Petra regain her cameo and rediscover her faith?

MEET ME AT THE FAIR by Kathleen Y’Barbo Spring 1885 – New Orleans during the 1884 World’s Fair and Cotton Exposition It takes a Pinkerton to find a Pinkerton, and Ethan Butler has been charged with finding Elizabeth Newton. Just when he locates her, the cameo he is to deliver is stolen. It appears his previous case has discovered his presence in New Orleans, but he can’t return to that case until the cameo is found. With Miss Newton as a reluctant partner in crime fighting, can Ethan Butler locate the cameo and its thieves without losing his heart?

LENDING MY HEART by Debra E. Marvin 1895 – Pittsburgh, PA The arrival of a handsome Scottish administrator ruins Miss Bertie Hart’s dream to oversee the new Carnegie Library children’s department. Yet bristly Mr. Russell Smart’s working-class determination and his love of books make him the perfect partner to better the lives of Pittsburgh’s poor. As for a partner in life? Not even her Victoria Cameo can narrow the social chasm he and her father keep between them. ;

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  • Inspiration for Tibault "Tibby" Veilleux--from Taming Petra. (Age 55 in 1875)
  • FARO with Jim Ross
  • The old-west game of Faro demonstrated at the Sharlot Hall Museum Prescott.
  • Unfolding the Mysteries of Sealing Wax and Wafers – A Victorian Passage
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  • Possibly Clara Newton? Portrait Of Madame F Painting by Edouard Louis Dubufe
  • Possibly Byron Breaux? Daguerreotype portrait of an unidentified man by African American photographer Francis Grice, c. 1850′s.  Source: Library of Congress.
  • Uncle Peter Hollingsworth? I like his sideburns! LOL Image result for 1850s paintings of men

About Debra E. Marvin

Debra E. Marvin is a member of ACFW and Sisters in Crime, is a Grace Awards Judge, and serves on the board of Bridges Ministry in Seneca Falls, NY. She hosts passionate reviewers at Inkwell Inspirations Blog, and is published with Barbour Publishing, WhiteFire Publishing, Forget Me Not Romances, and Journey Publishing. Debra works as a program assistant at Cornell University in upstate NY, enjoys laughing with her family and grandchildren, obsessively buying fabric, watching British programming and traveling with her childhood friends.

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