The fate of her very soul lies in danger, whichever decision she makes
Sixteenth Century France:
Young Abbie Bourgogne finds herself caught in a web of switched identities on the way to a contracted marriage. It will take her far from the home and vineyards only she can manage if her family's business can be saved.
Would-be vagabond Jean-Marc has contracted a bride for his brother. With sons from that marriage he will be free to explore the world... if he can stop himself from falling for his brother's future wife.
"Ms. Strickland claims this is her first historical novel—wow! If this is a historical debut, then all others should cower in fear and throw in the towel."
—Julie York, InD'Tale Magazine
When you think of strong women and strange worlds, think Carol A. Strickland.
Although born in a small town in Illinois noted for its Nineteenth Century demonic possession cases, Carol claims that all those voices inside her head are a result of having stories to tell and books to write. Even so, her strange devotion to and study of Wonder Woman would seem to indicate an abby-normal brain.
A one-time comics letterhack and outspoken member of various comics message boards, Carol has found herself the basis for two comic book villains (at times her opinions have not been taken well by the books' creators) (both villains were soundly thrashed) (and both, for some perverse reason, were male) and had one superhero wear her costume design. (Light Lass!)
Carol has also become an award-winning painter. Along with her writing, she exercises this skill in her secondary hours (both of them) as she waits for the lottery to free her 9-to-5 time to more fulfilling pursuits.