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Galveston Bride

(The second book in the Ashland Women series)
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Book #2 of The Ashland Women, GALVESTON BRIDE, is available at last! This delightful Southern-Belle-versus-Yankee-Captain Romance joins Book #1 of The Ashland Women, BRAZOS BEND BRIDE! Please don't miss out on either of these sultry and tempestuous Texas Historical Romances!!


She's a rebellious Southern belle on the loose in Civil War Galveston, and he's the handsome, masterful Yankee ship captain who's determined to tame her . . .

Bored and thirsting for adventure, beautiful, spoiled Laurel Ashland escapes from a nunnery in Galveston, Texas, with her maid, Fancy. But Laurel charges straight into danger when she and Fancy land in a den of Yankee sailors occupying the island! Their dashing leader, Captain Jacob Lafflin, stirs Laurel's blood even as his arrogant ways pique her ire. How dare the insolent rogue appoint her his personal maid and expect her to sleep in a cramped anteroom just feet from his bed! Laurel vows to become a lady spy for the Confederacy and turn the tables on the maddening Yankee.

Jacob Lafflin is fascinated by Laurel but baffled by the obvious lies she has told him. Who is she really and why is she trying to cozy up to him and his men? And why is he having such a devilish time keeping his hands off the sassy, seductive belle?

Their battle of wills ignites ever-fiercer passions between them. But as the dramatic Battle of Galveston unfolds, both Jacob and Laurel must choose between loyalty and love. Will Laurel ultimately betray Jacob, or save him and surrender to her heart?

Galveston Bride is the fun, adventurous, and tender romance of two star-crossed lovers, set against the backdrop of the American Civil War. At 108,000 words, it is Book 2 of the Ashland Women Series, following Brazos Bend Bride. Eugenia Riley is the renowned, bestselling author of dozens of historical, contemporary, and time-travel romances, including the classics A Tryst in Time and Bushwhacked Bride. She has written for publishers including Avon, Bantam, Warner, Harlequin, and Dorchester. She has numerous romances available in Kindle.


4 Stars!! " . . . defies all the old cliches usually associated with the Civil War. The characters are alive with depth and humor, and the freshness of their romance flows over the reader as effortlessly as the warm Gulf tide." - Affaire de Coeur

4 Stars!! "Ms. Riley has added a light and refreshing approach to a Civil War story and her readers will thrill to the deep aura of bittersweet romance and sensuality." - Romantic Times

Genre: Historical Romance

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