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Shannon McNear

Author Bio:

After more than two decades in the South, Shannon McNear makes her home on the windy northern plains with her husband, two of their eight children, two German Shepherds, one bunny, two cats, several chickens, and a noisy flock of Guinea fowl. She serves in worship and youth ministry, and has been writing novel-length fiction since age 15. Her first novella, Defending Truth, from A Pioneer Christmas Collection, was a 2014 RITA® nominee, and her latest novella, The Wise Guy and the Star in Love's Pure Light, was a 2021 SELAH winner. When not cooking, researching, or leaking story from her fingertips, she enjoys being outdoors, basking in the beauty of the Dakota prairies.

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Defending Truth

Left to care for her siblings at their mountain farm while her father is away fighting the British, Truth Bledsoe stumbles across a starving Tory hiding in a cave. When simple charity leads to friendship and the possibility of more, can she believe him when he says his political leanings have changed?…

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Mary

Worlds Collide Along the Shores of the Outer Banks Immerse yourself in the "what if" questions related to the Lost Colony of Roanoke. What if an English boy and a native girl met in the wilderness? The push-and-pull between two very different worlds begins as one seeks simple friendship and…

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The Highwayman

1775--the Shenandoah Valley, Staunton, Virginia Samuel Wheeler is an ordinary wagonmaster by day, a masked vigilante by night, but what started as a lark has gotten out of hand. He hardly sleeps, his secret identity has taken over his life, and the girl he loves barely notices him while his alter ego…

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Elinor

In 1587, Elinor White Dare sailed from England heavy with her first child but full of hopes. Her father, a renowned artist and experienced traveler, has convinced her and her bricklayer husband Ananias to make the journey to the New World. Land, they are promised, more goodly and beautiful than they…

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Love's Pure Light

While Shepherds Watch Are Keeping by Susanne Dietze Massachusetts, 1899 This Christmas, Pastor Seth Shepherd has little to offer his flock of congregants in their time of need until Jessalyn Grant, a mysterious newcomer, comes to his aid. The Wise Guy and the Star by Shannon McNear Charleston, South…

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The Blue Cloak

Based on real events beginning in 1797 — Rachel Taylor lives a rather mundane existence at the way station her family runs along the Wilderness Road in Tennessee. She attends her friend’s wedding only to watch it dissolve in horror has the groom, Wiley Harpe, and his cousin become murderers on the…

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The Rebel Bride

Can Love Form Amidst Tensions of War? ​ During the clash between Union and Confederacy, quiet Tennessean Pearl MacFarlane is compelled to nurse both Rebel and Yankee wounded who seek refuge at her family’s farm. She is determined to remain unmoved by the Yankee cause—until she faces the silent…

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The Cumberland Bride

In 1794, when Kate Gruener’s father is ready to move the family farther west into the wilderness to farm untouched land, Kate is eager to live out her own story of adventure like he did during the War for Independence and to see untamed lands. And she sets her sights on learning more about their scout,…

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The Backcountry Brides Collection

Love on Colonial America’s Frontier Travel into Colonial America where eight women seek love, but they each know a future husband requires the necessary skills to survive in the backcountry. Living in areas exposed to nature’s ferocity, prone to Indian attack, and cut off from regular supplies,…

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The Most Eligible Bachelor Romance Collection: Nine Historical Novellas Celebrate Marrying For All the Right Reasons

9 historical romance novellas where love comes to the most eligible bachelor in town.

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A Pioneer Christmas Collection: 9 Stories of Finding Shelter and Love in a Wintry Frontier

Journey along with American settlers who learn that despite where the trail takes them or how primitive their lodgings may be Christmas is all about the heart. Determined to honor Christ's birth, these pioneers find a way to make Christmas happen in places like a cave, a tipi, and a dugout. Modern readers…


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