Five bleeding hearts. One profound journey.
Sally Clay’s livelihood has been snatched away, but in its place arises an opportunity to escape from her sordid past and an unrelenting, unwanted suitor. Boarding a train with a heartsick
rancher and an enigmatic miner, she leaves Virginia City behind and heads to Northern California, waiting for the chance to make right what went wrong three long years before.
But the road to revenge is far from smooth. Sally soon learns that the jagged pieces of a broken heart can far too easily wound the hearts of others – and hers isn’t the only heart that’s broken.
Tragedy and fear dog her steps as she flees from the redwood forests to the high desert and back again. Will her bleeding heart ever find a way and a place to heal?
A desperate soiled dove. Three men who come to care for her. One man determined to claim her.
All on a journey that will show them what true love really involves.
Inspirational Historical Romance
The Book’s Blog
In conjunction with the cover reveal, Amber’s doing a “blog reveal,” as well! You can find all
the latest news about Bleeding Heart, along with book extras, at the Bleeding Heart blog.
About the Author
Amber Stokes has a Bachelor of Science degree in English and a passion for the written word
- from blogging to writing poetry, short stories, and novels. After her brief time at college in
Oregon, she is now back home among the redwoods of Northern California, living life one day
at a time and pursuing her passion via freelance editing and self-publishing her debut novel,
Bleeding Heart. You can connect with Amber on her blog, Seasons of Humility.
About the Cover Designer
Lena lives in a scenic small town in Massachusetts with her husband, two kids, and a very
spoiled Black Lab. She writes fiction for young adults, mostly light fantasy with a healthy dose
of "sigh-worthy" romance. You can visit her online at www.lenagoldfinch.blogspot.com.
Teaser from Bleeding Heart
Breaking hearts should be considered a crime. That would make Elizabeth Lawson an
outlaw and Joe Clifton the victim. And that wasn’t a far stretch in Joe’s mind. She had rounded
up his heart, branded her name across it when it should never have belonged to her, and then left
him high and dry. Still, he was getting sick of hanging around the scene of the crime. He just
didn’t know where else to go.
Lake Tahoe had once been his favorite get-away destination, a place where he could go to
just sit back and enjoy the view of water as clear as a shined-up mirror. Now those crystal depths
and the unmoving boulders along the water’s edge taunted him, bringing back memories of a
happy proposal and a less-than-happy scene where his heart was handed back to him on a silver
platter – bruised, broken, and bleeding.
He didn’t want to make any more memories like that. So he made a promise to himself: He
would never let anyone break his heart again.