Award-winning, multi-published author Cheryl
Bolen turns her attention away from the British Isles to craft three
achingly romantic tales set in nineteenth-century America.
The Four-Leaf Clover
A Novella (23,000)
Originally published in mass market paperback in 2004 (Fourth of
July Picnic anthology)
Norman Sterling, the wealthy mayor of Peace,
Missouri, shocks himself at his town's Fourth of July picnic by
proposing to the beautiful Mildred Gresham, a beauty he's worshipped
from afar for more than six years. Equally as shocking is Mildred's
quick acceptance. If only he were possessed of a silver tongue, if
only he could tell her how truly he loves her.
Millie comes alive in Norman's arms, but her
reticent husband never tells her he loves her. As he grows more
distant she is tormented that he loves another. Will she ever be
able to secure her husband's love?
"Cheryl Bolen's Four-Leaf Clover is too
adorable for words." Mrs. Giggles
Man in the Surf
A Novella (21,000 words)
Originally contracted by Zebra Books for the By the Beautiful Sea
Since seeing Jake Madison stride gloriously
naked into the moonlit Galveston surf, Elyse Bonham, daughter of the
islandís wealthiest man, has lost her heart to the handsome island
visitor. But how can she convince her overprotective father that
Jake is worthy of her hand?
The Picture Bride
A Short Story (1,400 words)
He had selected her to be his bride based
solely upon the picture of her in her kimono, the picture taken back
in her village before the long, miserable ocean voyage which would
bring her to the man who would be her husband. . .
The Picture Bride is a prequel to
Cheryl's beloved historical novel IT HAD TO BE YOU.