Historical YA Novels

Book 3: Fear the Wind

This is not justice. This is corruption.

Pregnant and accused of high treason against the crown, an appointment with the gallows looms ever closer. But Staletta’s accuser will stop at nothing to see that she and her brothers, the white chimps from Ireland, are dead. Like crows coming to steal the harvest, assassins are at her door…

Fleeing London, Staletta seeks protection at the remote yet lavish country estate of Lord and Lady Hutchens. Her brothers, on leave from the army, are her only defense against the assassins that follow her there; and an undefeated and corrupt defense lawyer named Maxwell is her only hope for winning the trial.

But when Maxwell commands her to lie at the trial in order to win, she fires him. With no one to defend her, the black wings of the crows enfold her and the assassins strike again. If justice cannot prevail over corruption, the court will condemn her to the gallows and all hope of raising the child in her womb will be lost forever.

A Historical Fiction Adventure Story

Book 2: Capture the Wind

Danger awaits in the heart of the jungle.

Stolen from her brothers as a child, Staletta May will not rest until she finds them.

Unable to read, she scans the library searching for the only words she knows: Peter and Paul Burns. It seems an impossible task, until their names appear in a military muster roll.

She finds that they are stationed in India during the midst of the Rebellion.

Longing to be reunited, Staletta, with her husband Daniel, must go deep into the war-torn, disease-ridden, tiger-infested jungle in order to find them. 

How far will they go to capture the wind?

Book 1: Heed the Wind

She lost her entire family. He destroyed his. Now the battle for redemption begins.

After her family and friends have all been lost, 18-year-old Staletta Burns struggles to survive on the streets of Victorian London. Her violin is her only tether to a world that has failed her. 
She finds work in a textile factory under the ownership of a cruel man known for beating his workers to the very brink of death.
Upon first sight of him, she knows she has met this man before, and if he recognizes her, he will surely kill her.
Fighting her fear of him, she must confront him.
But when she does so, she realizes they are not so different. Both have fallen farther than they would have liked.
Can either find redemption in this unforgiving world?

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