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Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more. www.donnafletchercrow.com

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Cover Reveal--That Breathless Moment

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ October 2, 2015

 Almost a whole year after first sending the manuscript to my publisher, the message appears in my inbox: The Flame Ignites- Final Cover.

Deep breath. That word final is so--well, final. I've had what I want on the cover running in my head for all those months. What if my publisher's cover artist didn't agree?

Nothing to do but open the attachment and take a look. . . 

Huge sigh of relief followed by shout of joy. I love it! It's better than anything I had pictured. Hooray!!!

The Flame Ignites, the prequel 

How did it all begin? Before Elizabeth and Richard’s terror-filled mystery week in the Rocky Mountains . . . before murder accompanied their honeymoon . . . before the life-changing English summer when death stalked the Jane Austen trail . . .

 October 1984, the New England hillsides are ablaze with redgold autumn. Elizabeth is beginning her academic career and Richard is stuck in the family business. They should be able to help each other but their meeting strikes sparks and raises old ghosts. 

Elizabeth has an academic coup for her thesis on the beloved American novelist Elswyth Thane within her grasp. Until Richard Spencer blocks her way. Is it possible that the death of Richard’s beloved Mary Ilona really resulted from the fact that she was researching the same subject? Rudyard Kipling, William Beebe, Charles Lindberg, Edna Ferber and a host of celebrities from an age past fill the pages of Elswyth Thane’s letters, but where is Elizabeth to find clues to the mystery haunting Richard? 

 

A nostalgic return to an earlier, now-vanished time, The Flame Ignites charmingly evokes a long-distance relationship between a young woman just testing her wings and a celebrated American novelist. But what about the smoldering relationship between Elizabeth and Richard?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ebook available October 26, print 2 months later.        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more. www.donnafletchercrow.com

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Thank you to Kate Neal and the great crew at StoneHouse, Ink!
-Donna, October 2, 2015

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