THE CAPTAIN'S LADY
Torn between love and duty, American Patriot James Templeton must deny his heart to help win his country's freedom. Templeton's orders from General Washington are clear. His target: Lord Bennington, a member of George III's Privy Council. The assignment: find Bennington's war plans. The risks: the future of the East Florida Colony, Jamie's life…and his heart. In spite of the dangers of their hopeless situation, he's fallen in love with Lady Marianne Moberly, Lord Bennington's daughter. Desperate to protect his country, Jamie carries out his orders with a heavy heart. But Marianne's persistence is a challenge he never expected. With love and faith, they must navigate troubled waters to win their future together.
Award-winning author Louise M. Gouge writes historical romance novels and has published nine books. She has been married to David Gouge for 45 years, and they have four grown children and six grandchildren. Louise earned her BA in English/Creative Writing at the University of Central Florida in Orlando and her Master of Liberal Studies degree at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Louise is also an adjunct professor of English and Humanities at Valencia Community College in Kissimmee, Florida. Her favorite Bible verse is “He shall choose our inheritance for us” (Psalm 47:4), a testimony to her belief that God has chosen a path for each believer. To seek that path and to trust His wisdom is to find the greatest happiness in life.
Note from the author:
I love to research and write stories that take place long ago. Of course, the primary purpose of historical fiction is to entertain the reader, to transport her away from the everyday world into an exciting, imaginary setting where beautiful, virtuous ladies wear flowing gowns and the men are noble, brave, and strong. But well-researched historical fiction can also subtly educate the reader about places and times with which she is not familiar. Finally, inspirational historical fiction can enlighten the reader by setting characters in tumultuous times, showing how God has been the strength of our forefathers and foremothers, and revealing hidden corners of history and the courage of those who overcame adversity through the power of Jesus Christ.