This is the first in a new Wednesday feature on places I’ve been, places I love, and places I’d love to visit.
I’m celebrating the re-release of my French & Indian War historical romance, written under my real name, Linda McLaughlin. So today’s visit is to Quebec, one of the settings used in Rogue’s Hostage.
When I was writing the book, my husband and I took a vacation to Quebec so I could do some research, and I fell in love with the charming old city. Since I was working in the travel industry at the time, I got us a discount on a room at Chateau Frontenac, the venerable Canadian Railway hotel. Good news was, we got a discount. Bad news? We think they gave us the smallest room in the place with an alley view. Oh, well, you get what you pay for.
In any case, we didn’t spend much time in the room, since we were far more interested in wandering the streets, taking pictures of the old houses and the fort and battlefield. On the last day we took a boat ride on the St. Lawrence for the spectacular views of the city and countryside. What a beautiful area!
By Linda McLaughlin
Sensual Historical Romance
In 1758 the Pennsylvania frontier is wild, primitive and dangerous, where safety often lies at the end of a gun. Mara Dupré’s life crumbles when a French and Indian war party attacks her cabin, kills her husband, and takes her captive. Marching through the wilderness strengthens her resolve to flee, but she doesn’t count on her captor teaching her the meaning of courage and the tempting call of desire.
French lieutenant Jacques Corbeau’s desire for his captive threatens what little honor he has left. But when Mara desperately offers herself to him in exchange for her freedom, he finds the strength to refuse and reclaims his lost self-respect. As the shadows of his past catch up to him, Jacques realizes that Mara, despite the odds, is the one true key to reclaiming his soul and banishing his past misdeeds forever.
(Previously published by Amber Quill Press)
4 ½ stars and a Top Pick from Romantic Times!
Romantic Times Nominee—Best Small Press Romance of 2003!
2nd Place – Lorie Awards – Best Historical Romance!
For more information and to read an excerpt, go to http://www.lindamclaughlin.com/rogueshostage.html
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