Two on my historical romances available dirt cheap in e-books

Happy Monday, readers,

Quaker and the Rebel, TheAnybody who prefers reading books on their electronic devices can find two of my historical romances on sale. The Quaker and the Rebel will be $.99 for the entire month of September for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Apple, and Google Play formats. And book two of the Civil War Heroines series, The Lady and the Officer, will be $1.99 from September 1-30 as well. Now’s the time to give historical romance a try if you haven’t already done so.Lady and the Officer, The




You prefer Amish fiction to American history? Remember, Love Comes to Paradise is still $1.99 at Amazon. Here’s the link: DIGITAL CAMERA

Enjoy these waning summer days. Fall will be here in 3 short weeks, and I am so not ready!!

Best regards, Mary

Here are the 10 winners of our newsletter contest

Happy Monday, readers,

Midnight on the MississippiWithout further ado, here are the 10 winners of a signed copy of Midnight on the Mississippi from my newsletter contest. Thanks to everyone who either signed up this time, or remains a faithful subscriber of my twice-a-year newsletter.  Those books will be mailed out tomorrow. Don’t forget, book two of the Secrets of the South Mysteries, What Happened on Beale Street releases in February.

My 10 winners: Debbie Light, Rev. Warreenactor, Linda Miller, Stacey Barbalace, Shawna Pemberton, Justin Cheeren, Donna M. Forker, Blake’s Momma, Kimi Crane, and Wag Pam. I have sent each of you an email.What Happened on Beale Street



I hope everyone is having a lovely summer. The weather is downright gorgeous is Ohio, and I am loving it!! ~ Mary Ellis

A great book I just finished reading! No River too Wide by Emilie Richards

Happy Wednesday, readers,

No-River-Too-Wide-thumbAs an author I’m often asked what I’m reading. The truth is most writers don’t have as much reading time as they would like. But I just finished a women’s fiction novel that knocked my socks off. No River Too Wide deals with the serious issue of spousal abuse with wisdom, professional expertise, and compassion. I was impressed with how Emilie Richards tackled a sensitive issue that lurks in every community with grace. Her characters leapt off the page and won’t be forgotten for some time to come.

Here’s a blurb about No River Too Wide: Some betrayals are like rivers, so deep, so wide, they can’t be crossed. But–for those with enough courage–forgiveness, redemption and love may be found on the other side. On the night her home is consumed by fire, Janine Stoddard finally escapes from her abusive husband, a step that she knows may lead to her death if he finds her. While she is reluctant to involve her estranged daughter, she can’t resist a chance to see Harmony and baby Lottie in Asheville, North Carolina, before she disappears forever. Harmony’s friend Taylor Martin realizes how much the reunited mother and daughter yearn to stay together, and she sees in Jan a chance to continue her own mother’s legacy of helping women in need of a fresh start. She opens her home, even as she’s opening her heart to another newcomer, Adam Pryor. But enigmatic Adam has a secret that could destroy Taylor’s trust–and cost Jan her hard-won freedom.

Emilie-at-Biltmore-with-rock-ledge-behind-200x132Here’s a little bit about the author: Emilie Richards is the author of seventy plus novels which have been published in more than twenty-one countries and sixteen languages. Her most recent novel is The Color of Light, a July 2015 trade paperback and hardcover release, which is the fourth novel in the Goddesses Anonymous series. Emilie has won the RITA from Romance Writers of America, and multiple awards from RT Book Reviews, including one for career achievement. She regularly appears on bestseller lists, and ten of her books have been made into television movies in Germany. Emilie lives in Sarasota with her husband in the winter and Chautauqua, New York in summer.

If you’re in the mood for a great summer read, you won’t forget No River Too Wide any time soon. It is available from Mira Books in print and electronic versions wherever books are sold.

I hope you’re having a great week and stay cool, readers!  ~ Mary