Kindle Countdown!!!


Kindle Countdown begins TODAY!!! For the next two days, Reluctant to Wed will only cost 99 cents on Kindle. Click here to purchased your Kindle copy at this amazing price.

Comment from a recent customer:  “Okay, here’s the story on this book. I decided to download the book onto my iPad before going to bed last night so I could read it today. It was late but I decided to read the first chapter before snuggling into bed just to get “a feel” for the book. Well, I cozied into bed, plugged the iPad in for charging, and couldn’t resist reaching over to read just a little bit more. Finally, at 1 am, when I could no longer keep my eyes focused on the page, I put the iPad down. I was at Chapter 11. Needless to say, I love the book and am so impressed with Anneliese’s writing skills.” 

First Line Friday: The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest

Happy Friday!!! We just got back from celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary in Europe. What an amazing trip that was!

Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and type the first line of the book, as well as the title of the book and the author. The first line is crucial in pulling the reader into the book.

I want to share with you today the first line in The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest, by Melanie Dickerson.

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“The tip of the arrow found its mark, a perfect shot through the deer’s heart and lungs.”

Now it’s your turn. What is the first line of the book nearest you, fiction or nonfiction, or the book you just finished reading? Share it in the comments section of this blog post.



Preview of What’s Inside the Cover

Here is a little taste of what you will find in Reluctant To Wed:
fullsizeoutput_181c“Lord Houlton would like to see the deed accomplished as soon as possible. He’d like the banns read next Sunday. Do not delay. Your betrothed should have the opportunity to meet you before she gives you control of her life. All of that should be able to be accomplished two months from next Sunday.”

“What?! That’s ridiculous!” Devon exclaimed. “I need time to get to know the lady. To see if we are even compatible.”

“I thought you said you had no choice. If that’s the case, what does it matter if you’re compatible or not?”


Paperback Has Been Released!!

Reluctant To Wed is now available on Paperback and Kindle! Order your copy here.


Emma, an American, and Devon, the Earl of Devonport, are strangers compelled to wed by the machinations of family members. To keep her family from losing their farm, Emma agrees to an arranged marriage. Devon understands his obligation to his title and to his father. He has no choice but to take Emma as his wife. While her heart longs to be loved, his longs for freedom. When they meet, sparks fly. Each must make an effort to understand the other. Faith in God gives Emma hope when the path to love is not an easy one.

If you enjoyed the book, please leave a review here or on Amazon. Thanks.






Reluctant to Wed has received great reviews on Amazon. I’m so tickled about it! Here are some of them:


~ Love this book! I read it every spare moment I had until finished. I felt like I was watching a PBS miniseries as the story unfold before my eyes in full color. I felt an immediate connection with the characters. Some of them were worthy of great love, well others stirred deep emotions of another type. The book definitely spoke of a love that goes deeper than physical attraction. There were threads of faithfulness, forgiveness, and redemption that flowed through the pages of Reluctant To Wed. Great read! Buy it you won’t be disappointed.

~ The story line and characters in this book leaped off the page and carried me along in a gripping tale. I felt I was right there in the English countryside cheering on the characters and wishing I could smack a couple of them. Hurry! Get this book!

~ I enjoyed the story, the characters and the writing. I could not put it down once I began reading. I will be looking forward to more from this author.

For your copy, just click Reluctant to Wed (Arranged Marriage Series).

New Release

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will be released on Kindle within the next couple of days!!! The hard copy will be ready in a couple of weeks. I will share the link with you as soon as it is ready for purchase.

This has been one of the most exciting endeavors I’ve ever undertaken and this has been one of the most frustrating endeavors I’ve ever undertaken. BUT…I am willing to do it all over again as I’m starting to work on the second book in this series.

After you finish reading this novel, let me know who you think the second book should be about. I’ve already made my choice, but it might give me ideas for my third book.

Click on my Home button (above) to see a brief description of Reluctant to Wed.