Coming to a bookstore near you in 2010

Release Date: February 1, 2010

In this resplendent love story a dazzling era comes vividly to life as one woman's passionate struggle to follow her heart takes her from the opulent cotillions of Edinburgh to the London court of half-mad King George III . . . from a famed salon teeming with politicians and poets to a picturesque castle on the secluded, lush Island of the Swans. . . .

Best friends in childhood, Jane Maxwell and Thomas Fraser wreaked havoc on the cobbled streets of Edinburgh with their juvenile pranks. But years later, when Jane blossoms into a beautiful woman, her feelings for Thomas push beyond the borders of friendship, and he becomes the only man she wants. When Thomas is reportedly killed in the American colonies, the handsome, charismatic Alexander, Duke of Gordon, appeals to a devastated Jane. Believing Thomas is gone forever, Jane hesitantly responds to the Duke, whose passion ignites her blood, even as she rebels at his fierce desire to claim her.

But Thomas Fraser is not dead, and when he returns to find his beloved Jane betrothed to another, he refuses to accept the heartbreaking turn of events. Soon Jane's marriage is swept into a turbulent dance of tender wooing and clashing wills--as Alex seeks truly to make her his, and his alone.

Release Date: January 12, 2010

In this mesmerizing debut novel, Elissa Elliott blends biblical tradition with recorded history to put a powerful new twist on the story of creation’s first family. Here is Eve brought to life in a way religion and myth have never allowed–as a wife, a mother, and a woman. With stunning intimacy, Elliott boldly reimagines Eve’s journey before and after the banishment from Eden, her complex marriage to Adam, her troubled relationship with her daughters, and the tragedy that would overcome her sons, Cain and Abel. From a woman’s first awakening to a mother’s innermost hopes and fears, from moments of exquisite tenderness to a climax of shocking violence, Eve explores the very essence of love, womanhood, faith, and humanity. 



  1. Ooh, Eve is out on my birthday! I feel like that means I should automatically buy it. Is that strange?

  2. The Ciji Ware book is a re-release. You might be able to find it in the library or used bookstore. The cover is a huge improvement over the original.

  3. I had seen Eve, & was disappointed it is using the same cover art as Twilight of Avalon has (with different color wrap). I hate when they do that, it must peeve Anna as well!
    Sorry you were not shortlisted on the Bbaw .. You definitely deserved to be. I only voted for A novel menagerie in the categories she was nommed for: I hardly recognize anyone else on the list.
    You were one if the very first sources for me for HF, & you will always be # 1 to me, and many others so keep up the good work.
    See you at the HF Round Table Event!

  4. Looking forward to Island of the Swans. BTW is Historial Round Table event by invitation only? How do you know who was nominated for what? My links are not helping me.

  5. I read the book when it first came out and really enjoyed it. It was my first introduction to Jane Gordon which led me to read and write about her daughter Georgiana.

  6. Cool site -- I found you on "devourer of Books" site, where I posted a teaser from my current book, which you will probably like, because it's set in 19th century China. Very interesting look at life in a completely different part of the world and a completely different culture. (The author even has a page on his site that's all about China -- really interesting.
    I think you could say that the book explores the dark side, so to speak, of Western and Eastern culture. We're all human, with emotions and flaws -- and it kind of shows what happens when we don't treat others with respect. The country is attempting to find tranquility, in the midst of its rich and violent history.

  7. Oh -- the part that made this book -- apart from it being historical fiction, of course, good for this post is that there's a sequel coming! (It's called "Our Hart."

  8. Islands of the Swans looks like a great read, I will be waiting for it as well!

  9. Eve is the first pb edition. The hardcover came out this past January with an absolutely gorgeous cover (the art wraps around the spine of the book). Disappointing it was changed to something already in use!


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