Worth Fighting For

Photo Credit, David Niblack, Imagebase.net

Photo Credit, David Niblack, Imagebase.net

She felt his presence as he sat down beside her on the concrete step. He didn’t speak, and neither did she.

 

The susurrus sound of rippling waves washing in upon the shore mingled with the laughter of happy couples in rowboats. A sanderling twittered by the dock. An old woman by the parking lot was handing out roses for Valentine’s Day. Continue reading “Worth Fighting For”

Prodigal Christmas

lightstock_104801_medium_peripheral_imagesDoug made his way through the crowded corridors of O’Hare. His bag hung over his shoulder and the pain in his back letting him know that his body didn’t appreciate the long flight. He wasn’t so young anymore, but the sleepless nights had taken their toll and left him feeling far older than his sixty-two years. He trudged outside through the doors and a rush of cold air blasted him in the face. He pulled the collar of his coat tighter and glanced around. The sun had long-since set and the city was lit by street lamps and neon signs. Cold flakes of snow were just beginning to fall from the black night sky.

Doug waited for a cab, trying several times unsuccessfully to get one to stop. When he finally he got one, he slipped into the backseat and set his bag down beside him.

The young driver glanced at him in the rearview mirror. “Hey, where you goin’, pops?” Continue reading “Prodigal Christmas”

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”

Spread the #MonaLisaLove & Help Me Raise Awareness About my New Book

Dear friends, please help me raise awareness about my new book by supporting my Thunderclap campaign. It’s quick and completely free. Just choose one or more of the available support options through Facebook, Twitter, and/or Tumblr and click “Add My Support”. If my campaign reaches it’s goal, the message will be shared on the release date of my book, December 1st. Here is the link: http://thndr.it/1zamMcs Feel free to share with your friends and spread the #MonaLisaLove. cs mona lisa front cover 5
Thanks so much for your support.

God bless,

Whitney L. Schwartz

 

My New Book ~ Mona Lisa Now Available for Kindle Pre-Order!

Hey, friends and followers, I want to let you all know that I have a new book coming out! It’s now available for Kindle pre-order through Amazon.

Here’s a preview of the book:

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.

Mona Lisa will be released on December 1st, but is available right now for Kindle pre-order for only $2.99. Don’t miss out. Get your copy now and share the news with your friends.

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

Help me raise awareness about my book and spread the #MonaLisaLove.