Amazon Best-selling Historical Romance

Amazon Best-selling Historical Romance
Escape to a romantic period where love endured, grew, and flourished despite a Civil War.

Friday, June 19, 2015

New Historical Novel & Short Story

Historical romance. A Mississippi plantation. A southern belle. A Union officer. The turmoil of the Civil War rips a country asunder as lives are transformed. Brothers, three reared in the South, the other the North. Will they ever see eye-to-eye?

Alice Caldwell is young and in love in the midst of the raging war that disrupts her world. She hopes to soon announce her engagement when the Civil War destroys her plans, and her beau leaves to fight.

Bert Russell, a Union officer, invades her life when his wounded men are moved to Whitworth College in Brookhaven, Mississippi, and he turns it into a hospital for his soldiers. When there is not enough room for his men and the Confederate soldiers, he confiscates Cotton Grove Plantation, Alice’s home, as a hospital for his remaining men and encamps on her front lawn.

Working in the hospital with wounded and dying men changes Alice’s once-sheltered life. She’s no simpering southern belle batting lashes behind a sandalwood fan, but becomes a woman who finds the courage to go on.

Through it all, the magnolia trees continue to bloom, majestic live oaks curtained with Spanish moss wave their limbs, the great Mississippi River continues to flow as the North and South battle for its control, and somehow, people go on with their lives.

Civil War Historical Romance Short Story

A complete short story with beginning, middle, and conclusion divided into four chapters and an epilogue for your reading convenience and pleasure.

Carmen and Ben fall in love one Grand Isle Summer, but the Civil War comes to Louisiana, and disrupts their plans. Ben takes off to Fort Livingston to see why the Confederate soldiers are gathered.

Six months go by with no word from Ben. Carmen warned him if he went to war, she would disguise herself as a man and follow him. Early one morning, she slips out of Grand Isle Plantation and finds an old boat. Carmen paddles to the fort in search of her lost summer love, intending to find him if it is the last thing she ever does, leaky old boat or not.

The waves are rough and nearly wash right over the sides of the wooden boat. Carmen fears she might have been too brave, but she doesn't turn back. She has to find Ben.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Meet Me at the River

Meet Me at the River

by B. J. Robinson

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. - Revelation 22:1-2

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words. – Thessalonians 4:16-18

I lost my mother to cancer March 4, 1998, and February 23 is her birthday, so I found myself thinking of her and of seeing her again. This March, she will have been in Jesus’ arms seventeen years. They say time heals all wounds, but my heart still misses her as much as ever. Only Jesus saves and heals. Since her death, I also lost my youngest sister, and loved ones and friends have lost those they love as well. It is my hope that through this devotional and God’s Word, others who have lost loved ones will continue to keep faith and hope alive.

After Mother’s loss, I heard The Kingdom Heirs sing “Good News From the Graveyard,” and the song helped, but Robert Lowry wrote a hymn in 1864, “Shall We Gather at the River?” which eased my heart even more.

These songs and the above-captioned scriptures helped me in my time of need. God sent His Comforter and though I still miss my mother dearly, I know she’s no longer in pain, and I will see her again when we gather at the river. As Robert Lowry wrote, “Yes, we’ll gather at the river, The beautiful, the beautiful river, Gather with the saints at the river That flows by the throne of God.”

I pray you will be comforted by the Bible verses and hymns as I was, but most of all, I pray you will accept Jesus and let Him heal your heart and save you if you have not already, so you will meet your loved ones at that beautiful, flowing, crystal river and see them again. Friends and loved ones, I hope to see you there one day. Meet me at the river.

Copyright B. J. Robinson 2015

About the Author

Bio: B. J. Robinson writes Amazon best-selling Christian and inspirational romance. She is a retired teacher with five children and twelve grandchildren as well as three dogs and a cat. Since she enjoys writing in various genres, there are numerous selections readers may choose from among romantic suspense, historical romance, mystery, and sweet contemporary romance. Robinson is an avid reader and passionate writer whose hope is to entertain her readers by taking them on a continuous journey to other worlds.

Only 99 cents. Short stories and devotionals from the heart and soul. Stories include: Lisa Has Her Wings, Divine Intervention, Finding Your Best Friend, Hot Glazed Doughnuts, Watching My Scotty Grow, Lightning Strikes, Miracle Grower, Weeds of my Heart and Memory Lanes, and devotionals. In the story "Lisa Has Her Wings," a girl has an eating disorder. Life can be too competitive with the competition being the thinnest.

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION, copyright 1973, 1978, & 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.    

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Inspired Pen Blog Presents The Belle and the Officer

The Inspired Pen Blog presents an excerpt for The Belle and the Officer. Read an excerpt of my latest novel on the lovely blog, The Inspired Pen. I’m so thrilled to be here. Thanks for having me. "Please tell me you're not going. Fiddlesticks, we haven't announced our engagement.”