Meanwhile… back at the ranch… I took time off to finish my novel, “Black Pansy.” It’s time to return to my blogs and my real life, whatever that means. I enjoyed writing the story that takes place at the outbreak of the Civil War and have begun work on my next historical novel. Thanks to all who take the time to read my blogs and books! Suellen Ocean
Here’s the description of “Black Pansy:”
Mabel McCrutchon has a touch of black blood running through her veins but not enough to cause her trouble… until the Civil War breaks out. In this historical romance, Mabel McCrutchon is a beautiful and brilliant “clerk” at the Pittsburgh News Herald, but in actuality she’s the ghost writer behind the region’s most popular novel, which the editor of the newspaper takes credit for, until it’s discovered that he is not the author. Mabel accepts an invitation from wealthy philanthropist, Charles Churchill, to venture into the Deep South, where she’ll confront the ghosts of her past and the reality of slavery. Mabel’s humble, respectable Scots-Irish family is pleased with Mabel’s relationship with Charles, but the illustrious Connecticut Churchill’s who pride themselves in English relations to the Duke of Marlborough and England’s Royal family, are anything but.
Mabel McCrutchon has a front row seat on Civil War America’s racial politics, changing social norms, family values and shrinking dinner tables. The new railroads reach into America’s heartland, photography is all the rage and Mabel McCrutchon catches it all, boldly exposing the new America.
The Civil War Era Historic Romance, Black Pansy.
eBooks and computer downloads available through Smashwords:
eBook at Barnes & Noble: