Untethered or The Bewitching of Amoretta Ipswich by Marcia Lynn McClure #BIR2012

Best I’ve Read 2012 wouldn’t be complete without mention of these two books by Marcia Lynn McClure.  Marcia’s clean books are my absolute favorites to escape into.  Marcia never disappoints me.  If you’re a long time follower of this blog you already know I absolutely love her books.  I read them knowing what I am going to get and she always delivers.

I love getting to know Marcia better through the the parts of herself she puts into everyone of her novels.  The author’s notes at the end are always the icing on the cake.

In 2012 Marcia released 2 new books – Untethered & The Bewitching of Amoretta Ipswich.

Title: Untethered
Author: Marcia Lynn McClure
Series: Stand Alone
Publisher: Distractions Ink
Released: June 2012
Genre: Clean Historical Romance
Website: http://distractionsink.com/

Book Summary:

A man tethered by pain and guilt borne of past tragedy,
A young woman with the soul of a guardian angel,
And an unspeakable evil about to be unleashed.

As Cricket lay in the soft comfort of her bed, continuing to let her mind nest on thoughts of how truly wonderfully attractive Texas Ranger Thibodaux was, she giggled, thinking that looking at him was more refreshing than swimming naked on a summer Sunday afternoon. He was a tall drink of water—far taller than most of the other men in town—and his shoulders were as broad as the state of Texas itself. Sky-blue eyes, bronze skin, square jaw, and dark hair—and that smile! In truth, Cricket had only seen Heathro Thibodaux smile three or four times, but each incidence was something she’d never forget. His smile was bright and white, and the gold tooth he owned on the upper-right incisor of his smile only embellished the richness of it.

That one tooth. Cricket’s smile faded as she thought of it. Oh, no doubt the flash only added to the splendor of his smile. Yet it also served as a reminder to anyone who had ever read or heard of what had happened in Texas one year before. No doubt it was a powerful remembrance to Heathro Thibodaux himself—a visual indication of true barbarity, pain, and loss.

In that moment, Cricket wondered—when Heathro looked in the mirror each morning and saw that tooth, did he think of eight dead girls buried in the bottom of a bleak and barren canyon? Did he think of the eight dead girls that he, for no fault of his own, had been unable to save?

Rating: 5 Stars – I loved it.

Content: Clean – passionate kissing and a couple of the mildest of expletives.

Title: The Bewitching of Amoretta Ipswich
Author: Marcia Lynn McClure
Series: Stand Alone
Publisher: Distractions Ink
Released: September 2012
Genre: Clean Historical Romance
Website: http://distractionsink.com/

The spirit of adventure and curiosity that dwelled within her bosom was passionate with excitement! It was obvious there was something wildly interesting inside the gristmill, and Amoretta silently swore to herself she would discover what it was no matter what. She promised herself that nothing short of torture could keep her from seeing what was inside now that her feet were set on the path.
Amoretta carefully knelt in the cool grass shaded by mill and trees. Once Prudence and Blanche had knelt down with the others, Prudence pointed to the low, loosely hanging board, indicating that Amoretta and Calliope should look through the open space it presented.
Amoretta’s heart was pounding like the rapids of some raging river! What were they about to witness? Spirits roaming the old mill? Pirates? Outlaws? Her imagination couldn’t list possibilities quickly enough.
And then, all at once—in the space of a moment and a short gasp—Amoretta Ipswich knew exactly why the young ladies of Meadowlark Lake liked to sneak out to the gristmill and peep through the loose siding board.
“Oh my—” Amoretta’s exclamation of astonishment was silenced by Winnie’s hand quickly covering her mouth.

Rating: 5 Stars – I loved it.
Content: Clean – passionate kissing and a couple of the mildest of expletives.

#BIR2012 Giveaway Details
Winner’s choice of either The Bewitching of Amoretta Ipswich or Untethered
Paperback open to US only, Ebook Internationally
Ends 12/31/12

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