As an early pioneer in the now-well-established genre of creative nonfiction, author Anne Manning used the known facts of the lives of historical personages as the canvas upon which she created a compelling narrative. In these two works, Manning brings to life the remarkable existences first of Mary Powell, the wife of renowned poet John Milton, and then Deborah, one of the poet's daughters. These books will please Milton fans or any reader interested in the ins and outs of early modern life.
A prolific writer of gripping historical fiction novels, author Anne Manning penned more than 50 short stories and book-length tales over the course of her literary career. The Duchess of Trajetto follows the plight of a well-born aristocrat who suddenly finds herself immersed in a world of danger, drama, and intrigue.
The most trusted woman in America. A conservative President just coming to terms with the loss of his beloved wife. Cassie Mercer is a veteran TV news reporter, bred to the job by her legendary parents. The culmination of her career in the form of the anchor chair is now hers, and she's assigned to the White House beat until she assumes her new duties. Her dream job fades in importance, though, when she comes face to face with President Bill MacAllister. Bill had thought himself ready to follow his late wife to the grave, but, after a year of mourning, he suddenly comes alive again when Cassie comes into the Press Room. It wouldn't seem that a conservative President and a progressive TV newswoman would have anything in common, but politics is nothing compared to two hearts meant to be together. Can they survive the scheming of political and romantic enemies and create a liaison that lasts a lifetime?
School-teacher Lara Reynolds was dying...until the gift of a heart transplant gave her another chance to live a full life. The only problem was her donor Mo Priestly wasn't giving up on bringing his murderer to justice. Beset by nightly dreams filled with Mo's final moments of life, she fears she's going crazy. When Mo starts talking to her, she comes to care about him and knows she has to report what she knows to the police, even though she knows they won't believe her. With no suspects and no new leads on the Priestly murder, San Antonio detective Kurt Andersen has no choice except to take Lara's statement. Her details fit the facts of the case, and he considers her a suspect, though she was on the heart transplant list and wasn't physically capable of murder. How else would she be able to so accurately describe Priestly's murder? Lara agrees with Mo's opinion that Detective Andersen is "yummy," but she won't allow herself to feel anything for him. What man would want a woman with an eighteen-inch scar on her chest? Repeated attempts to silence Lara convince Kurt that she's telling the truth and his protective instincts kick in as his attraction to her grows. But he'd already failed to protect one woman he cared about. Would he be able to keep Lara safe?
Travel back in time in this compelling work of historical fiction penned by renowned author Anne Manning. In Jacques Bonneval, readers get a first-hand glimpse of life in seventeenth-century France, wherein Protestant families were subjected to unrelenting proselytizing and harrowing persecution at the hands of Louis XIV and his regime.