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A Real House that Inspired a Novella by Rose Allen McCauley

Posted by Julie on July 2, 2016 in ACFW, Guest blogger, Julie Arduini, Life Lessons, Writing |

A Real House that Inspired a Novella by Rose Allen McCauley

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A Real House that Inspired a Novella.

I am happy to report my 2nd collection for Barbour is now out! The Courageous Brides Collection contains nine novellas about courageous women and their heroines. Here’s what Amazon says about it: Ride into adventures alongside nine determined women of yesteryear whose acts of compassion and bravery attract male attention. Marcy helps displaced Indians. Emmy tends wounds at Fort Snelling. Ronnie stows away on a cattle drive. Daisy disguises herself as a Pony Express rider. Elinor becomes an abolitionist. Mae tames wild horses. Hannah gets help for accident victims. Lucy’s curiosity unnerves criminals. Kate nurses soldiers on the battlefield. Will real dangers douse the sparks of love?

My story is entitled “Hidden Dreams” and is about a young woman who becomes involved in the Abolitionist movement in Cynthiana, Kentucky. I named the heroine Elinor after my granddaughter who actually lives in the Pre-Civil War home the book is set in. When her grandparents remodeled the house, they discovered a hidden room in the cellar, so some have said it might have been part of the Underground Railroad. The house is real and still standing, but the rest of the story is fictional. Elinor had to surrender her safe lifestyle to join the Abolitionist Movement and the Underground Railroad. If you want to see pictures of the actual house, please check out my blog next Tuesday when I will be posting pictures I took there.

As you can tell from the blurb above about the collection, you should find several interesting stories to read—enough to read most of the month, so hope you will order a copy soon!

Bio and links:
Rose has been writing for over a decade and has four books published. She is thrilled for this to be her second novella collection with Barbour. A retired schoolteacher who has been happily married to her college sweetheart for over forty years, they enjoy their growing family of three children and their spouses and five lovely, lively grandkids! She loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her through her website www.rosemccauley.com or twitter @RoseAMcCauley and Facebook http://on.fb.me/1LrXNoS

Books are available in bookstores and on Amazon in print http://amzn.to/28YAvd4
And in kindle http://amzn.to/292I9ov

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