During research on gypsies for a novella, I found this interesting information.
Use the juice of a chopped onion and sprinkle it with sugar to relieve colds.
Also, once a gypsy woman is married she must subject herself to the commands of her husband’s family until her first child is born, then it is deemed that she has fully entered womanhood.
If you would like to check out any of my books, here is my kindle link.
I’m sending a quick note today to let you know my latest novella has been released.
It missed Valentine’s Day by a smidge, but my latest book is very romantic and will warm your heart.
Miss Bethany Wilde of the Westlake Mail Order Brides Agency has done it again! She’s brought together two people very worthy of love.
You’ll find yourself cheering for Phoebe and Edward; they both deserve someone special, even if each one believes it will be a loveless marriage.
I guess you’ll find out what happens when you read the book!
This latest addition to the Mail Order Brides of Dayton Falls series is a standalone book, but if you’ve read the first and second books in the series, you’ll reconnect with a few familiar faces.
The Mercantile Owner’s Bride is brand new and now available from Amazon (including KU).
My cover artist has done a fabulous job as always – I adore this cover!
Below are the details for this new release!
***CLEAN & WHOLESOME VICTORIAN ERA ROMANCE***
Phoebe Jackson lives to dance. Beautiful and talented, she fails to realize the danger she is in until it’s almost too late. Her only option – become a mail order bride.
Mercantile owner, Edward Horvard, is lonely and needs help in his store. In a town devoid of eligible women, a mail order bride is his only option.
Can these two people from entirely different worlds make a loveless marriage work? Or are they both doomed to living a lie?
I am looking for a dozen or so people who enjoy my books and would like to become one of my regular book reviewers. If you have never read my books, but would like to help out, you are also welcome. You must however, enjoy Western Romance and/or Romantic Suspense.
You will be supplied with a free copy of the book/s to review (in .mobi format – which I can send directly to your kindle).
In return, you will need to post a review on for each book – generally within a couple of weeks of receiving your review copy.
Those who do not post a review will be removed from the group.
If you are interested, please contact me via email – write_cheryl @ optusnet.com.au
Please, only apply if you are genuinely interested. If you don’t intend to review, don’t waste my time.
**Book review sites are also welcome to contact me.
I have set up a private group on Facebook specifically for this purpose, and will need to add you. (It’s a “secret group” and no one outside the group will see your comments. They won’t even know you are in the group!)
*For those who are not aware, I write across genres. I write contemporary western romance, historical western romance, romantic suspense, and contemporary romance. (I mostly concentrate on contemporary and historical western romance these days.)
I currently have eight published books, and another due for release at the end of February, with plans for at least one book per six weeks for the rest of the year. I mostly write novellas around 18,000 to 20,000 words, which take about two hours to read, but a couple of my novellas are around the 35,000 word mark.
On average, I write a novella per month.
You can see a list of my books here:
Thanks for your time.
I just wanted to announce that my historical romance novel, Falsely Accused, has just been released by my publisher, Books We Love.
On board the convict ship taking them to the penal colony of Australia, Maryanne Watson and Jake Smith meet and fall in love, but Jake hides a terrible secret that will take him to the gallows if it ever comes out.
On arrival in Sydney the lovers are separated. Maryanne is sent to work for the lecherous Captain Fitzhugh. After he attacks her she flees into the wilderness and eventually meets up with Jake who has escaped from a chain gang. They set up home in a hidden valley and Maryanne falls pregnant. Will Jake come out of hiding to protect his fledgling family? And how can love triumph over such crushing odds?
In 1854, the Australia goldfields swirl with the heated danger and betrayal of the Eureka Stockade rebellion. At the center of this maelstrom is Melanie O’Dea, a woman with a price on her head and the authorities on her heels. Melanie accepts aid from a neighbor, The Honorable Michael Guilford, but it places her in even more peril. After Michael seduces her and callously discards her, Melanie is left to fend for herself. Can she endure such treachery and survive the sweeping winds of uncertainty?
Margaret says: Without romance the world would be a sad and lonely place.
A ROSE IN NO-MAN’S LAND – MARGARET TANNER
“My lovely Amy. I have nothing to offer. The first time we met, you were like a ray of sunshine brightening up my dull, jaded existence. The more I saw of you, the bigger the danger you posed to my peace of mind—that’s why I treated you harshly. I’ve fought my feelings for you,” he went on passionately. “Kept telling myself it was only lust I felt, but—my God! A man going to war shouldn’t tempt fate by lying to himself.”
He pulled her into his arms and held her close for a moment, then lowered his head, as if he couldn’t help himself. “Open your mouth, my lovely girl,” he whispered. “I want to sleep tonight with the taste of your lips on mine.”
Her arms slipped around his neck.
He feathered tiny kisses all over her face, until their lips finally clung together for one heart-stopping, sweet moment.