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Friday, November 10, 2017

betrayal, fears - A Matter of Circumstance by Michelle Deschenes

"It was a read I could not put down as I wanted to see what was going to happen next right up to the end."


It is 1816 and twenty-one-year-old Julianne Smith is anxious to depart from her guardians’ luxurious household and set out on her own. Even with all her grand ideas seemingly within reach, Julianne never foresees the turn of events that are about to irrevocably transform her life. Captain Charles Dorchester is a handsome, honourable man with few worries now that the war is behind him. When fate leads him to rescue the passengers of a stagecoach after it is robbed somewhere between London and Birmingham, he has no idea that inside is a woman with the power to turn his life upside down. As Julianne’s path intertwines with his, neither can deny their attraction to each other. But as a fierce passion and love blooms between them, Julianne is left in the midst of an internal struggle that prompts betrayal, fears, and consequences. In this historical romance, an independent woman becomes embroiled in a passionate love affair with a military captain that leads her to realize the influence of fate.


“May I ask you a question?” Julianne gazed down at him.
Kneeling before her, with his shirt sleeves rolled up his arms, Charles tenderly washed the blood away, rinsing the cloth often in the basin of hot water he’d returned with earlier. “Of course, you may ask me anything you like.”
“Have you ever been in a situation where you knew not how to proceed?”
“Many times.”
“What did you do?”
Charles glanced up at her hesitantly. “Well, I believe I’ve always been one to use logic. And where logic has failed me, my instinct, more often than not, have always seemed to set me in the right direction.”
“And what if you were torn between the two?”
“Well then, I suppose it all depends on the circumstances.”
“Hmmm.” Without thinking Julianne lovingly ran a finger down the side of his face. The shadow of stubble added a wildness to his dark looks. “You are very wise Captain.”
The touch sharpened the green in the depth of his eyes to an intense emerald. The question did not escape him either. Charles knew she struggled with herself and how to deal with the blatant need that sizzled between them as much as he did. Uneasily, he looked away and continued to tend her wounds, forcing himself to focus on the task at hand.

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About the author:
Michelle Deschenes is a new author in the historical fiction/romance genre, a successful businesswoman and an entrepreneur living in Canada with her husband, three children and their family dog, Lucky. Michelle loves reading, writing, and pretty much anything that involves creativity. She's also passionate about nature, and outdoor adventures with her family and friends. Michelle is now hard at work completing her 2nd book, coming out in early 2018!

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Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt.

CindyWindy2003 said...

I enjoy books set during this time period.

CindyWindy2003 said...

What are you working on next?

CindyWindy2003 said...

Who are your favorite authors?

CindyWindy2003 said...

If you could meet any author past or present who would it be and why?

CindyWindy2003 said...

What's your writing process/routine like?

CindyWindy2003 said...

When you get writer's block what do you do to overcome it?

CindyWindy2003 said...

What's your ultimate writing/career goal?

CindyWindy2003 said...

If your book was made into a movie who would you want to star in it?

CindyWindy2003 said...

I was wondering what business the author was in? Said entrepreneur in the author background.

CindyWindy2003 said...

I was wondering how you came up with the title of the book?

CindyWindy2003 said...

If you book was made into a movie who would you want to star in it?