WILMINGTON, NC, February 11, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — According to a Wikipedia article, “The feast of St. Valentine was established by Pope Gelasius I in 496 AD to be celebrated on February 14 in the honor of Saint Valentine of Rome, who died on this date in AD 269. The day became associated with romantic love in the 14th and 15th centuries when notions of courtly love flourished, apparently in association with “lovebirds of early spring. In 18th century England, it became an occasion in which couples expressed their love for each other by offering flowers, offering sweets and sending cards. greetings (called “valentines”).
And ever since, we’ve been striving to find that perfect one-of-a-kind gift.
Flowers, romantic dinners, candy, and cards are appropriate and always delicious, but those gifts are short-lived. This year, we can give a great gift that can immerse the reader in a romantic experience that can last for months or even years.
Where There is Love is a series of 6 books about the lasting legacy of love and faith, written by best-selling and award-winning author Donna Fletcher Crow. They are true stories of real people and moving historical events in England during the 18th and 19th centuries. Society leaders, college professors, famous preachers, famous sportsmen, powerful politicians, highwaymen and thieves… Stories told often in their own words as they lead – and are changed by – the events of the day .
“Extensively researched… Crow’s series is done with great dignity and feeling.” John Mort, Book List
“A beautiful novel… Of course you must have this [series]!” The world of librarians
“Exciting read.” library newspaper
Crow said in a recent interview: “I love telling deeply romantic stories that have really happened to people. My series Where There Is Love features encounters of the heart that have spanned centuries as young men and women overcame countless obstacles and then together went on to change history in ways that still touch us today.
“My heroes and heroines became living, breathing people to me as I visited their homes, colleges, and churches, and read their diaries, letters, and biographies so that I could tell their stories in a way that would put my readers there, on the spot with them in their struggles and their triumphs.
The 6-book series includes:
where love begins
Can Catherine Perronet find happiness when her beloved Charles Wesley marries another? Catherine undertakes the joys and difficulties of a circuit preaching tour in Canterbury where a French invasion threatens, then must face the terrors of the great London earthquake before understanding the sweet call that God has for her.
where love shines
Mary Tudway must choose: a life of pleasure in London’s high society or a life of faith and service with the devout Rowland Hill? The story moves through the fashionable worlds of London and Bath as the death of one friend, the flight of another and the surprising unveiling of the Hampstead Heath bandit play their part in shedding light on Mary’s understanding so that she can make a choice of lasting value.
where love triumphs
Charming, brilliant and lame, Sir Brandley Hilliard thinks he can do without love of any kind in his life, until he meets the captivating Elinor Silbert. Brandley’s research takes a destructive turn until Charles Simeon, a fellow at King’s College Cambridge, takes the young costume designer under his wing and shows him a life beyond all his academic pursuits.
where love restores
Granville Ryder’s difficult upbringing means he must struggle to find his place in his illustrious family, in God’s work, and in Georgiana’s heart. The story moves from Cambridge to historic Badminton House, from London to Wales, until the terrors of the Cato Street Rebellion (more dangerous than Guy Fawkes’ famous plot) lead Granville to restoration and to love.
where love shines
At Scutari, the Light Brigade’s charge leaves Lieutenant Richard Grayson blindsided and Jennifer Neville, one of Florence Nightengale’s nurses, devastated. Back in London, Jennifer throws herself into charity work and is horrified to learn that Richard’s family wealth rests in pottery where children are subjected to unimaginable brutality. The struggle for social justice offers a way out of darkness for both.
where love calls
Hilda Beauchamp believes that God guides the life of every believer and that it is her job to guide God. Kynaston Studd is on fire to carry God’s love to the ends of the earth, but God seems to be calling his friends there instead; and Hilda is horrified to fall in love with the man she had intended for her sister.
Donna Fletcher Crow is the author of 50 books, mostly British history novels. She has won a number of top industry awards for her work. Many of his books have been bestsellers in their categories, including “A Most Inconvenient Death”, which reached #1 bestseller status in Christian Suspense. “The Fields of Bannockburn”, the epic from which The Celtic Cross Series, Part I: Scotland, The Struggle for a Nation is based, has been ranked among the best-selling fiction books by Christian Book Distributors and “The Banks of the Boyne”, the epic from which The Celtic Cross Series, Part II: Ireland, The Pursuit of Peace is based, reached number 3 for best-selling fiction.
‘Glastonbury’ is her best-known book, which received the prestigious First Place Award, Historical Novel, from the National Federation of Press Women. Readers and critics alike have praised ‘Glastonbury’, calling it ‘the best of its kind’, ‘richly fascinating’, ‘beautifully researched’, ‘gloriously evocative’ and ‘scenic’. One Amazon reader said, “WHAT a job! Every reader can be enveloped in scope and quality, every historian must constantly nod to precise detail and accuracy, and every Christian can rejoice in the fulness of Scripture. To me, this is simply beyond descriptive praise. I urge all who appreciate the truth to treat themselves to a feast.
The Celtic Cross is a 2 part series that begins with Scotland: The Struggle for a Nation. In 4 individual epochs, it tells the stories of – “The Guardian of the Stone”, Saint Columba; “The Forger of a Nation,” Kenneth MacAlpin; “The Refiner of the Kingdom”, Queen Margaret; “The Vanquishers of Tyranny”, William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. Watch for the 6 eras of Part II, Ireland, The Pursuit of Peace, coming in early 2022.
The Elizabeth & Richard Mysteries is a literary thriller series using literary figures as background: Rudyard Kipling in “The Flame Ignites”, Dorothy L Sayers in “The Shadow of Reality”, Shakespeare in “A Midsummer Eve’s Nightmare”, and Jane Austen in both “An Encounter with Jane Austen” and “A Most Singular Enterprise”. Don’t miss “A Prodigious Sum of Corpses: Seeking Sanditon at Jane Austen’s Seashore,” which will take readers to all of Austen’s favorite seaside resorts. Accounts of Crow’s visits to these sites are available on her blog under “Jane Austen Seashore Tour”.
The Monastery Murders series presents atmospheric contemporary crimes with their roots buried deep in the Middle Ages. Books in the series include “A Very Private Grave”, “A Darkly Hidden Truth”, “An Unholy Communion”, “A Newly Crimsoned Reliquary”, “An All-Consuming Fire”, and the new “Against All Fierce Hostility”. ‘
The Daughters of Courage, ‘Kathryn’, ‘Elizabeth’ and ‘Stephanie’ is a pioneer family saga based on the stories of Crow’s own family and other Idaho pioneers in the Kuna, Nampa and Boise region. A short story on her blog titled “A Nostalgic Fourth of July” is based on a scene from “Kathryn: Days of Loss and Hope.”
Where There is Love is a series of 6 books about the enduring legacy of love and faith, all based on historical figures and events. The titles are: “Where Love Begins”, “Where Love Shines”, “Where Love Triumphs”, “Where Love Restores”, “Where Love Shines” and “Where ‘love is calling’.
The true crime series Lord Danvers Victorian is an Amazon bestseller in the British Detectives category. Books in the series include “A Lethal Spectre”, “A Most Inconvenient Death”, “Grave Matters”, “To Dust You Shall Return”, and “A Tincture of Murder”. Donna offers a free download of “A Tincture of Murder” for those who sign up for her newsletter. More information is available on its website.
Donna Fletcher Crow’s awards include:
Where Love Begins, Best Historical Romance, Pinnacle Awards 2019
A Deadly Specter, Best Mystery, Pinnacle Awards, 2019
Glastonbury, First Place, Historical Fiction, National Federation of Women’s Press Awards of Merit
The Banks of the Boyne, Silver Angel; First place for historical fiction, National Federation Press Women
Bannockburn Fields, top spot for historical fiction, National Federation Press Women
Professional Excellence Award, Northwest Nazarene College
Children’s Book Merit Award, Idaho Press Women
Idaho’s Best Author
Pacesetter Award, Mt. Hermon Writers Conference
Outstanding Historical Fiction, Idaho Press Women, National Federation of Press Women,
Idaho Writer of the Year
America’s Best Inspirational Novel, Finalist Romance Writers
Writer of the Year, Mt. Hermon Writers Conference
Donna is available for media interviews and can be reached by email at [email protected]. All of his books are available from online booksellers. More information, including a free download of “A Tincture of Murder”, is available on his website at https://www.donnafletchercrow.com.
About Donna Fletcher Crow:
Donna and her husband live in Boise, Idaho. They have 4 adult children and 15 grandchildren living on 3 continents. Donna is a former professor of English Literature and a lifelong Anglophile. Idahoans with long memories will remember her as a former Snake River Stampede Queen, Miss Rodeo Idaho, and Miss Rodeo America runner-up. She is an avid gardener.
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