DEBUT AUTHOR, DAYNA LEIGH CHESER, EXPLODES ONTO THE ADULT HISTORICAL ROMANCE SCENE WITH ‘JANELLE’S TIME’ (BOOK 1 of 5) SET IN 1830’s NEW HAMPSHIRE
Janelle’s Time is the epic story of the great love between a New Hampshire farmer’s daughter, Janelle LeDuc, and the son of an English Duke, Richard Grayson.
From her father’s death in a logging accident to barely surviving the birth of twin daughters, Janelle makes it difficult for Richard to protect her, but not on purpose.
Unaware of Janelle’s maternal-line powers, the couple accidentally time-travels to 14th century England, meeting Richard’s ancestors, and discovering some startling truths about Richard’s aristocratic family that nearly destroys their relationship.
Logan, the Scots Duke of Muileach, and longtime friend of Richard, crashes the couple’s wedding, bent on revenge for an unfortunate incident from when the Richard and Logan spent time in Paris, but the result of this confrontation surprises everyone.
On their wedding trip to England, they learn that Richard’s childhood friend, Nick, tired of waiting to inherit Statler Hall, had killed his parents. Nick then tried to kidnap Janelle to replace the wife who’d left him, and to kill Richard and his brother, Sinjin.
Later, attacked and left for dead, Richard, suffering from amnesia, betrays Janelle who leaves him and returns to NH, unaware she’s pregnant. Richard finally arrives home, recovered; but is exiled until after their son’s birth, much to his dismay.
Will their love survive their different backgrounds? Will their marriage endure the many months apart? Will the endless obstacles life throws at them spell the end for them? Can this couple, ‘made for each other,’ learn to love again?
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING
This is a book for those who love the magic of romance and the romance of magic. Filled with wonderful description, written with historical accuracy, and charged with sexual energy, ‘Janelle's Time’ truly glows. - Kenneth Weene, author of Tales From the Dew Drop Inne, Memoirs From the Asylum, & Widow's Walk
I can guarantee you will not be able to put this down until it's finished, then you'll go back and start reading all over again! - Donna Lawrence, Book Lovers Paradise
A story to escape reality with. A chance at true love that will sweep you off your feet. You don't want to miss this one. - Miranda Lynn, My Eclectic Bookshelf
Author Dayna Leigh Cheser takes the reader on a magical journey back in time to the 1830’s with a story filled with intrigue, deceit, and vividly described characters in a well-crafted historical novel that will keep the reader riveted to the printed page from start to finish. - Fran Lewis, author of Because We Care, & Faces Behind the Stones
ABOUT AUTHOR DAYNA LEIGH CHESER
My father was a teacher when I was very young. During story-time when I was four years old, he started teaching me to read. It began a life-long love affair between books and me.
In junior high, I wrote short stories to entertain classmates. In high school, the ‘Future Plans’ chapter of my autobiography (English assignment) included being a published writer.
‘World Radio News’ (San Diego, CA) requested an article about our amateur radio club providing communications for a March of Dimes Walkathon, in hopes of other clubs doing the same public-service.
In early 2002, wanting to write, I sought a third-shift position and wrote what became ‘Janelle’s Time.’ When it was complete, I shelved it. In 2009, after starting a Twitter page, @Writers_Cafe, the WIP came off the shelf. By August 2011, it was ready for submission.
I penned an article about @RileyCarney, a Colorado teen, and very prolific YA fantasy author, who heads her own non-profit literacy project. Never officially published, countless people have seen it, thanks to Twitter retweets and well-placed emails.
Janelle’s Time is Book 1 of my TIME Series. I’m hoping ‘Moria’s Time,’ Book 2, my 2011 NaNoWriMo project, will be published in late 2012.
I have lived in Florida since 1992 with my husband, Peter, and our cat, Spunkie.
WATCH FOR BOOK 2, MORIA'S TIME
Janelle’s daughter, Moria, is the focus of a startling vision as an infant. As a teen, she meets Elizabeth Blackwell, M.D., who later introduces her to Florence Nightingale. Moria fulfills the vision in service to others but finds herself in grave danger - and in love. Will she ever see her family in New Hampshire again? Will she and her lover survive the danger to themselves and others? Will their love survive her destiny of service to others?
WATCH FOR BOOK 3, ADELLE'S TIME
Moria’s twin sister, Adelle, is an American country girl with her English father’s aristocratic blood coursing through her veins. She dreams of being English Lady, and will stop at nothing to achieve her goal. In a loveless marriage with her wealthy and powerful Duke, will Adelle find happiness as his Duchess in Victorian England? Or, will she leave him to discover her true self and find her way home to her American roots - alone?
WATCH FOR BOOK 4, LOGAN'S TIME
Logan Conor, the Duke of Muileach, grows up in Scotland. His mother abandons her two sons. His father spends his life missing his wife. Logan meets Richard Grayson at school in England. After school, it’s on to Paris where their friendship suddenly ends with the death of Minuet. Will Logan make peace with his mother, Annella? Will Logan and Rachel live happily ever after? Will Seanna, his sometime-lover, destroy Logan’s marriage?
WATCH FOR BOOK 5, CLARISSA'S TIME
Clarissa Conor, eldest daughter of the Duke of Muileach, grows up in Scotland. Born in New Hampshire, she and Damian Gerard, Richard and Janelle’s oldest son, discover they have much in common in spite of their very different backgrounds. As America inches closer to the Civil War, can Clarissa and Damian Gerard keep their love strong, or will politics and war destroy what they have? Or, will they flee to Scotland to avoid the war?
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