Linda Swift divides her time between her native state of Kentucky and Florida. She is an award winning author of published fiction, poetry, articles, short stories, and a TV play. Linda holds an Education Specialist Degree from Murray State University with post-graduate work from U. of Alabama and was a teacher, counselor, and psychometrist in public schools in three states. She credits her husband and adult children for providing encouragement and technical support necessary for survival in the cyberspace world.
Linda's first two books were published by Kensington. She currently has eight e-books(seven also in print)available from the publishers below. Two books of fiction, a haiku collection, and four short stories are scheduled for 2012.
~ Civil War Romance ~ In a nation ravaged by war, lives change for all time...
An antebellum mansion is transformed into a Confederate hospital when the Union Army invades Tennessee. Clarissa Wakefield remains in her home against propriety to help nurse the wounded. Philip Burke, a prisoner of war, barters his medical skill to avoid prison and is placed in charge.
As opposing armies fight for possession of Chattanooga, Philip and Clarissa wage their own personal battles. Each is committed to another, though kept apart by the endless fighting. Amid the blood and suffering, mutual attraction grows despite their best intentions.
Caught in the passions of love and war, will they be faithful to their vows or listen to their hearts?
Joanna and Pete were high school sweethearts who once believed they would be together always. Then Pete was drafted, unaware Joanna carried his child. Her domineering father forced her to give up the baby then relocated the family to keep Pete from finding Joanna. Years later, they meet again. Pete is a prosperous farmer, a widower with five children, and Joanna is an unmarried, big city, college professor. In the same city, a young woman named Beth desperately searches for her birth family while her adoptive father is determined to stop her. Can Joanna and Pete overcome the obstacles which now separate them? Will Beth find what she seeks? Does fate complete the circle of these diverse lives to bring happiness at last?
~ The exciting stand-alone sequel to Maid of the Midlands from award winning author Linda Swift ~
Alice Wykeham promises to wait for Malcolm Gray when he goes to sea. Ten years pass before her father arranges her marriage to an elderly Lord in exchange for the valuable dowry she possesses.
After being shipwrecked and severely injured, Malcolm remains in Amsterdam to heal and earn enough to ask for her hand. Now successful, he returns to Hull too late to claim her but purchases a ship chandlery and stays nearby. With his changed appearance, he is able to watch his love without detection.
When her younger sister becomes pregnant and goes to Hull, Malcolm befriends her. When Mary gives birth, Malcolm must reveal himself when he sends for Alice, who assumes the child is his.
Alice discovers the Lord is involved in a daring plan to overthrow the king and has used her dowry for the cause. What will be the outcome of the Gunpowder Plot and how will it affect Alice and the only man she will ever love?
In Matilda's sixteenth summer, two events change her placid life at Hafton Castle. She falls in love with the handsome guard Jondalar, and she is chosen to be waiting-lady for the Queen of Scots who is brought to the castle as a "guest".
When Matilda learns that Jondalar has deceived her, as he plots against the queen, she must choose between her love and betrayal of the woman she is obliged to serve.
Leah's husband lives in a locked ward for the mentally ill. Scott and his wife live together in an empty marriage. Day after day as counselor and principal of a small town high school, Leah and Scott forge a bond of love based on respect and common goals. When Leah's son turns from star athlete to using drugs and Scot's daughter gets pregnant by the school board chairman's son, they are forced to choose between their family obligations and desire.
Joanna returns to a small Missouri town for her high school reunion and comes face to face with Pete, the love of her life. A college professor in Tennessee, she has never married and Pete, a prosperous farmer, is now a widower with five children. Their attraction is as strong as it was on graduation night when Pete was leaving for boot camp. He never knew that Joanna had his child and gave her up for adoption. And Joanna doesn't know that her baby girl, Beth, is now married and has begun a search for her birth parents. Will Beth find what she is looking for? And will Pete and Joanna, despite their diverse lives, rediscover a love that has come full circle?