Bio: Lee Ann Ward is a former journalist and holds a mass communications degree. She is a full-time, award-winning fiction author. The Gift of Sun: Hamet?s Awakening is Mrs. Ward?s third novel and her first historical piece. This story won First Place in the General Fiction category at The Writer?s Weekend in Seattle, WA in 2004 and also won a Judge?s Choice Award. Lee Ann and her husband, Joe, have four sons and are active members of their church and community. They make their home in Irvington, Alabama.
Penelope Ashton is a passionate young writer with too much experience with the wrong men; and, Jack Kirkpatrick--lover of the ocean and seeker of the father who abandoned him as a child--is a shrimperman still searching for happiness. When the two fall in love, it is a relationship marked with change and loss. Meeting his estranged father and getting in trouble for a crime he didn't commit, Jack must choose between happiness and heartache. Striving to give Penny her dreams of becoming a publishe... more info>>
If Isabel Bennet were given the choice to remain with her parents in the carnival life or hop on a train full of orphaned girls into the vast unknown, she would have gladly remained with the two people she loved most in the world. She cherished her family and embraced the gypsy lifestyle, but her parents desired a brighter future for her. And the wealthy Mr. Robert Winston had promised the beautiful Isabel all that and so much more. She was lucky, not like the other young girls she'd met on the ... more info>>
Raised by thieves in the streets of ancient Egypt, seventeen-year-old Hamet has successfully made a respectable life and name for himself in the palace of Pharaoh Seti I, who rescued the young man from the clutches of vicious Libyans during a time of war. Hamet daily performs the duty of wash boy, bathing and grooming the aging Seti. He lives in the servants' quarters with Keati, his beloved wife, and under the control of Throut, the Pharaoh's gruff vizier and highest governing official. When Ke... more info>>
Trapped in a cult she's never believed in, can Lacy Grayson's courage free herself and her mother from the tyrant who controls their every move? After her father's death, Lacy is forced to join The Way when her misguided mother moves her into Reverend Way's commune. Lacy struggles for years to reject his teachings and convince her mother to leave. When Lacy's marriage arrangement to a fellow cult member is announced, she is more determined to flee--but not without her mother, her only remaining ... more info>>