.Holly Bush Books
Coming this spring - a new historical romance
Cross the Ocean
The very proud Duke of Wexford was about to have his orderly world blown apart. At the age of nineteen Blake Sanders had wed a beautiful, dutiful wife and she had borne him three children. But now as mid-life approached, the Duchess had the unheard of temerity to leave him! Too mortified by her behavior to mix in ton company, Blake sought companionship with his best friend and neighbor, Anthony Burroughs and his wife Elizabeth. But Blake had forgotten the Burrough’s were entertaining a house guest, Elizabeth’s distant cousin, a spinsterish ‘Amazon from America’.
Gertrude Finch, a champion for women’s rights, had long ago decided most men were useless other than Uncle Fred who’d raised her on his horse ranch near Chicago. While traveling with other Suffragettes, Gert lectured women on the perils of passion and the value of independence but thought of neither when Blake kissed her. While opposite in nearly every way, other than an attraction neither could deny, their one night of passion would change her world, and send Gert scurrying her way back home across the ocean.
When Blake discovered his heir had stowed away on Gert’s ship, he set out on his own adventure to America, to bring the boy home and to see Gert once again. Traversing America’s vast wilderness, Blake discovered that this tall, loud Suffragette had changed his life. Whether riding the rails or meeting common folk, Blake saw a whole new way of living but most of all, he realized something about love. He found he was not immune, and his heart could love, and love deeply.
Excerpt from Flashlight Commentary's review for Reconstructing Jackson:
"The courage Bush exhibits in creating a book that approaches these subjects without bias, offers such compelling characters as
Reed, Belle and Beulah, combined with her obvious love and gift for storytelling make
Reconstructing Jackson a remarkable and highly recommended piece of literature."
26 Five Star Reviews at Amazon!
1867 . . . Southerner, Reed Jackson, returns to his family’s plantation after the Civil War in a wheelchair. Schooled as a lawyer, he moves west to start again after his father deeds the Jackson holdings to a younger brother. Circumstances bring Reed and Belle Richards together, a dirt poor farm girl aching to learn how to read. Bleak times will challenge Reed and Belle's courage and dreams as they forge a new beginning from the ashes of war and ignorance. Read an Excerpt
". . . Reconstructing Jackson . . . reminds me why I love novels by Holly Bush. Her ability to place you into a previous time period and enthrall you with a story so compelling that you can't put it down is incredible." Author Deanna Lynn Sletten
Train Station Bride
31 Five Star Reviews at Amazon!
1887 . . . Julia Crawford, Boston debutante, travels to South Dakota to marry an aging shopkeeper and escape the ridicule she endures as the plump, silly daughter of one of Boston’s premiere families. What happens when the groom is not who Julia bargained for? Will her secrets keep her from love and acceptance? Or will Julia’s love be strong enough to conquer her past and give her the future she’s always dreamed of? Read an Excerpt
". . . . a fantastic historical romance, with wonderfully developed characters and a story that I hated to see end. Ms. Bush has certainly gained a new fan here! Highly recommended!"
34 Five Star Reviews on Amazon and an Indie B.R.A.G. Book!
1891 . . . Spinster librarian, Olive Wilkins, is shocked to learn of her brother’s violent death at a saloon gaming table. Compelled to rescue and raise his children, Olive travels to Ohio, intending to return to her Philadelphia home with her niece and nephew. Little does she know that the children have come to love their caretaker, widower Jacob Butler. Will Olive return home without them or learn to love Jacob as well? Read an Excerpt
". . . A poignant read, ROMANCING OLIVE is an inspired, emotion-packed historical story that will touch your heart." Dottie reviewer for Romance Junkies.
" . . . Put away your notions of romancing. Dust off your ideas of shocking and pick up a copy of ROMANCING OLIVE by Holly Bush, a family saga reminiscent of THE THORNBIRDS." Susan Russo Anderson author of Death of a Serpent