New Release!

Hey, friends, great news! The second installment in the Carlingford Chronicles novella trilogy is now available at Amazon.com in Kindle and paperback.

Check it out!

new Robin Adair front cover with titleRobin Adair:
Carlingford Chronicles Book 2
by Whitney L. Schwartz

A marriage of convenience. A hidden love. A gambler out for revenge.

Robin Adair and Shane O’Reilly grew up together. Robin’s been sweet on him since their schoolyard days, but Shane’s always been a wild child.

Robin’s life, with her sick mother and abusive father, has never been easy. When the situation worsens to the point where she can’t bear to live in her father’s house anymore, she’s desperate for a way of escape.

Shane has spent so much time at the pub, it’s become more home than his house. However, he’s also become too well acquainted with the bottle and the cards. When Shane finds himself in over his head with gambling debts, he’s desperate for a solution.

Robin and Shane find their way out in a marriage of convenience.

Will their marriage be loveless or will romance bloom between them? Will Shane change his ways or will his past catch up with him? And will they survive when a disgruntled townsman comes looking for revenge?

Set in 1801, Carlingford, Ireland, the second installment of the Carlingford Chronicles trilogy mingles faith and drama with humor and romance.

Fall in love with Robin and Shane’s story set against the vivid backdrop of historical Ireland.

Buy it now: http://www.amazon.com/Robin-Adair-Carlingford-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B01F05TKV4/

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Not Quite Done

Photo “Irish Independent” taken 9/27/13 by Thomas Leuthard. Made available at Flickr.com under an Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Chicago. March 17th, 1960

 

Mrs. O’Toole set the newspaper down on the table beside his steaming mug of coffee and Doran glanced at the headlines. Something about three women from Riverside being murdered and Eisenhower endorsing Nixon. He turned away from the paper with a sigh. Continue reading “Not Quite Done”

Thursday 360 Challenge

Welcome to Thursday 360!

Are you a Christian writer? Think you can write a mind-blowing short story in 360 words or less? Let’s see what you’ve got!

Here’s How it Works

New posts will publish here on Thursdays. Write a 360-word (or less) flash fiction story based on the photo prompt (featured near the bottom of this post) and enter it in the comments section below. The results will be posted the following Thursday along with the new prompt. Winner will get the opportunity to display the Champion’s Badge on their website. Continue reading “Thursday 360 Challenge”

About the Author

Whitney L. Schwartz is the author of Grace Like Rain and Mona Lisa: Carlingford Chronicles Book 1. Whitney admins YouBe blog and has contributed to the FEBC Gospel Blog. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Evangel and The Cresset. She has been a three-time guest judge for Christian Flash Weekly and her short story Remember Where Your Home Is was chosen as a semi-finalist for The 2014 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. Continue reading “About the Author”

New Release!

mona lisa amazon twit picMy #Christian #romance novella has just been released and is now available for sale on Amazon.

Mona Lisa: Carlingford Chronicles Book 1

A feud. A freak accident. A forbidden love.

The sparks are going to fly.

Mona Lisa McLeod and Brogan Shay live on opposite sides of a hundred year feud. The sides are clearly defined and Mona and Brogan are content to leave it that way.

Whenever they meet, the sparks fly between them like a striker on flint. They’re constantly butting heads. However, chance seems determined to throw them together. They’ve always gone together like matches and dynamite yet romance brews between them as they are forced to remain in each other’s presence through an intense situation. Before they know it, they’ve fallen in love and they cross the line into a secret romance, but will it survive? Will the feud between their families kill their love? Or will outside forces kill them?

Set in 1800, Carlingford, Ireland, this novella brings a tale interwoven with faith, drama, humor, and passionate romance.

Fall in love with Mona and Brogan’s story set against the vibrant culture and countryside of historical Ireland.

 

Order Mona Lisa now: http://www.amazon.com/Mona-Lisa-Carlingford-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B00OH1V65Q/

 

Between the Lines: Mona & Brogan’s Wedding

mona and brogan blog picCan you believe it? In just ten days, on December 1st, my novella Mona Lisa is being released. In honor of the occasion here’s a sneak peek into the wedding of my main characters Mona and Brogan.

What She Wore:

Mona wore a pale blue dress for her wedding. Traditional Irish wedding dresses were blue rather than white. Blue represented purity. Possibly because blue is the color associated with the virgin Mary. So before white came to be the go-to wedding hue, blue was the color that Irish brides wore. Continue reading “Between the Lines: Mona & Brogan’s Wedding”

Character Spotlight: Mona

mona lisa mona portrait 2The release date of my novella Mona Lisa is one month away! Can you believe it? In honor of the occasion here’s a sneak peek into the life of my heroine Mona.

 

Mona Lisa McLeod (Mah-cloud) is twenty years old. She was born on the eighth of March, 1780 and grew up in the small seaside town of Carlingford on the Northeastern coast of Ireland.

Mona’s father Declan died from tuberculosis when she was only nine and her mother passed away from pneumonia six years later. This left Mona to Continue reading “Character Spotlight: Mona”