Saturday, August 17, 2013

Experience romance and non-fiction author Michelle McLean

Romance and non-fiction author Michelle McLean spent 98% of her formative years with her nose in a book indulging in her love of reading and research. Expanding that love into writing was inevitable. Michelle has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, and tends to be a bit of an organized mess with an insatiable love of books and more weird quirks than you can shake a stick at.

She is the author of the historical romances To Trust a Thief and the Blood Blade Sisters trilogy, and the non-fiction Homework Helpers: Essays and Term Papers. If she's not editing, reading or chasing her kids around, she can usually be found in a quiet corner working on her next book. Michelle resides in PA with her husband and two young children, an insanely hyper dog, and two very spoiled cats.

Featured book: A Bandit's Broken Heart (A Blood Blade Sisters Novel) (Entangled Scandalous)

A woman with a past
Widowed mother, Brynne Richardson, gave up her bandit activities when she left California to make a fresh start with her young daughter in Boston. Working for a handsome doctor fulfills her need to be useful and independent, but he creates another yearning she cant deny. 

A man with a purpose
Dr. Richard Oliver assumes Brynne is just another debutante hunting for a rich husband, until she intrigues him with her steady hand for stitchesand guns. He cant put her out of his mind, but the young widow has mysteries hes determined to unravel. 

A love in danger
When smugglers raid the much-needed supplies from the clinic, Brynne must resurrect her bandit persona for the good of the sick and the poor. Her secret life threatens to destroy everything shes worked so hard to protect her life, her family and her heart.

*****

An amazon reviewer wrote:
When Brynne Richardson arrives in Boston to live with her in-laws, she doesn't expect society to embrace her, a widow from California, and her daughter, but she doesn't expect them to be quite so cold either. She knows she's different from those from Boston, but she's determined to make it work, for her daughter and her younger sister, Lucy. Brynne isn't used to sitting around drawing rooms and talking about the latest gossip, so when she learns of the clinic, she decides she can put her knowledge and skills to good use. Richard Oliver sees her just as all the other "volunteers", someone who knows nothing of medicine but rather is looking to get close to him. When he learns that she's not at all interested in him romantically and actually has medical knowledge that can really help his clinic, he finds himself drawn to Brynne. As Brynne and Richard begin working together, they find that they simply cannot risk the attraction between them. But when Brynne's roots and wild west ways start to show through, can they weather the storm together or is what they feel for each other not strong enough to make it?

I loved the second book in the Blood Blade Series by Michelle McLean. It is excellently written and the characters and plot are well-developed. I enjoyed reading about Brynne trying to be accepted but also to not lose who she is in the process. The mystery behind Mr. Taggart keeps the story interesting and suspenseful enough to keep you enthralled in the story without it overshadowing the romance between Brynne and Richard. I can't wait to read the next book in the Blood Blade Sisters Series to find out what happens with Lucy! 

If you would like Michelle's signature, you can request one for her ebooks through authorgraph.com or request a signed bookplate through her website. 

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