Heart of a Dove
Heart of a Dove

Heart of a Dove

The Dove Saga

FICTION

336 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Paperback, ebook: EPUB, Mobipocket

Paperback, $18.95 (CA $24.99) (US $18.95)

Publication Date: December 2014

ISBN 9781771680141

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Overview

Winner: 2015 Independent Publishers Awards - Gold Medal"Abbie Williams is an author who excels at the romance genre. Her Shore Leave Cafe series is a showcase for her ability to weave a contemporary tapestry, complete with rich characters, vivid settings and seductive moods. With the Dove Saga trilogy, Williams takes those ingredients and deposits them into an historical back drop - in this case, the American Civil War - crafting an epic story that is her most accomplished work to date."—Dean Mayes, Author of: The Hambledown Dream, Gifts of the Peramangk, The Recipient, The Artisan HeartThe Civil War has ended, leaving the country with a gaping wound. Lorie Blake, a southern orphan sold into prostitution at fifteen, has carefully guarded her aching soul from the disgrace forced upon her every evening. Two years have passed, leaving her with little hope of anything more. Meanwhile, three men – longtime friends – and a young boy with a heart of gold are traveling northward, planning to rebuild their lives in the north and leave behind the horrors of their time as soldiers in the Confederate Army.Fate, however, has plans of its own, causing their lives to collide in a river town whorehouse. Forced to flee, Lorie escapes and joins them on the journey north. But danger stalks them all in the form of a vindictive whorehouse madam and an ex-Union soldier, insane and bent on exacting revenge. At last, Lorie must come to terms with her past and devastating secrets that she cannot yet bear to reveal.Heart of a Dove is the first book in a gripping, sweeping romantic saga of pain, unbearable choices, loss and true love set against the backdrop of a scarred, post-Civil War America.The Dove Saga1. Heart of a Dove2. Soul of a Crow3. Grace of a HawkAlso from Abbie Williams, A Shore Leave Cafe Romance series:1. Summer at the Shore Leave Cafe2. Second Chances3. A Notion of Love4. Winter at the White Oaks Lodge5. Wild Flower6. The First Law of Love7. Until Tomorrow8. The Way Back9. Return to YesterdayThe story continues in her most recent novel, A Place to Belong.

Reviews

"Set just after the U.S. Civil War, this passionate opening volume of a projected series successfully melds historical narrative, women's issues, and breathless romance with horsewomanship, trailside deer-gutting, and alluring smidgeons of Celtic ESP." —Publishers Weekly

"There is a lot I liked about this book. It didn't pull punches, it feels period, it was filled with memorable characters and at times lovely descriptions and language. Even though there is a sequel coming, this book feels complete." —Dear Author

"With a sweet romance, good natured camaraderie, and a very real element of danger, this book is hard to put down." —San Francisco Book Review

Author Biography

Abbie Williams writes passionate, emotional fiction about relationships, heartache, and redemption. Fans refer to her writing as "fabulous" and "heartbreakingly realistic.”The author of more than a dozen novels, Abbie lives in rural Minnesota with her husband and their busy family. Her abiding interest in women's issues, family dynamics, and nineteenth century history permeates her writing.Heart of a Dove is the first book in The Dove Saga, a sweeping post-Civil War trilogy.Be sure to also read Abbie's Shore Leave Cafe Romance series, a nine-book saga about the lives and loves of a family of women who live on a Minnesota lake. The story continues in her most recent novel, A Place to Belong.When Abbie isn't writing, teaching, or taking care of her busy family, you can find her hanging out on the dock, listening to some good bluegrass music.The Dove Saga1. Heart of a Dove2. Soul of a Crow3. Grace of a HawkA Shore Leave Cafe Romance1. Summer at the Shore Leave Cafe2. Second Chances3. A Notion of Love4. Winter at the White Oaks Lodge5. Wild Flower6. The First Law of Love7. Until Tomorrow8. The Way Back9. Return to YesterdayA Place to Belong