Theena’s Landing

Theenas Landing CoverI Theena’s Landing. , my new novel, is probably best described as historical women’s fiction with romance elements.  It’s set on the Miami River in the 1800s among the exotic blooms, tropical breezes, and blue skies of South Florida.  Three sisters struggle to make a life for themselves in the wilds between the Everglades and the Atlantic Ocean.

My editor told me my readers would hate me for writing this book.  The heroine is in love with her sister’s husband.  I know it’s not the typical romance, I said, but Theena is not bent on betrayal and deceit.  In fact, just the opposite.  She strives for virtue and honor, and at last grows into the woman she wants to be.  And after all the trials and tribulations, the reader can enjoy her well-earned happy ending.

Theena’s Landing is an e-book. You can read the blurb and the first chapter on my website . I hope you’ll stop by and give it a look.


About glcraig

Gretchen Craig’s lush, sweeping tales deliver edgy, compelling characters who test the boundaries of integrity, strength, and love. Told with sensitivity, the novels realistically portray the raw suffering of people in times of great upheaval. Gretchen was born and raised in Florida. She’s lived in climates and terrain as diverse as the white beaches of the Gulf Coast, the rocky shores of Maine, and the dusty plains of Texas. Her awareness of place imbues every page with the smell of the bayous of Louisiana, the taste of gumbo in New Orleans, or the grit of a desert storm. Rich in compelling characters and historical detail, Always and Forever is a sweeping saga of Josie and Cleo, mistress and slave. Amid Cajuns and Creoles, the bonds between these two remarkable women are tested by prejudice, tragedy, and passion for one extraordinary man. Gretchen’s first novel won the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence for Mainstream with Romantic Elements and was chosen as an Editor’s Pick in the Historical Novel Society reviews. Ever My Love, winner of the Booksellers Best Award from the Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America, continues the story of Cleo and Josie’s families, of their struggle for principle, justice, and love in a world where the underpinnings of the plantation culture are crumbling. Crimson Sky, inspired by the pueblos, mountains, and deserts of New Mexico, evokes the lives of people facing neighboring marauders and drought. Now the march of Spanish Conquistadors up the Rio Grande threatens their homeland, their culture, and their entire belief system.
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