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October 15, 2014

BANISHED LOVE by Ramona Flightner


Banished Saga
Book One
Ramona Flightner
Banished Love (Banished Saga, Book 1)
(from Amazon)

Clarissa Sullivan dreams for more from life than sipping tepid tea in stifling parlors in Victorian Boston. She defies her family’s wishes, continuing to teach poor immigrant children in Boston’s West End, finding a much-needed purpose to her life.


As a suffragette, Clarissa is considered a firebrand radical no man would desire. For why should women want the vote when men have sheltered women from the distasteful aspects of politics and law?


When love blossoms between Clarissa and Gabriel McLeod, a struggling cabinetmaker, her family objects. Clarissa’s love and determination will be tested as she faces class prejudices, manipulative family members and social convention in order to live the life she desires with the man she loves.

Will she yield to expectations, or follow her heart on a journey of self-discovery as she learns what she cannot live without?
  • File Size: 510 KB, Print Length: 292 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0986050210, Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Grizzly Damsel Publishing; 1 edition (January 21, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc., Language: English, ASIN: B00I0TGX4K

Please visit my webpage (link below) for more information about BANISHED LOVE, my inspirations for the novel, and for ideas for your Book Club. If you would like me to attend one of your book club meetings (via Skype), there is information there on how to contact me. Book two in the saga, RECLAIMED LOVE, will be released late June 2014. 

7791021There is a "BANISHED LOVE" extras page on my webpage and on that page you can hear the music that Lucas and Clarissa played in the novel. A big thank you to my friend Molly and cousin Brendan for their help. I will add "extras" as I think of them so check back frequently.
Ramona Flightner is an avid reader, writer, and traveler. By day, she practices the healing arts as a nurse practitioner. Every other moment, she's researching, reading and writing her next novel. BANISHED LOVE and RECLAIMED LOVE are the first two novels in her forthcoming Banished Saga.

Ramona is from Missoula, Montana. She currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. Her favorite pastimes are fly fishing the cool, clear streams of a Montana river, hiking in the mountains, and spending time with family and friends.

Setting: 1900 Boston as seen through Clarissa's eyes. Historical romances are among my favorites. BANISHED LOVE wasn't your normal Historical Romance.  It wasn't the usual repetitive writing that you sometimes find in Historical Romances. The author wrote  a well written, descriptive romance that will keep you wondering what will  happen next.  You have to turn those pages to keep the story going.  There is never a dull moment.  The plot flows smoothly.
One character, Clarissa Sullivan is rather klutzy.  On a day when it's raining, Clarissa leaves the school where she teaches to immigrant girls.  She was on her way to her uncle's store.  Her uncle loved to see her so she rushes in, in spite of the Closed sign.  She runs straight into a ladder that Gabriel McLeod is at the top.  He falls to the ground with staining quite a few injuries.  During the meeting of Gabriel, Clarissa finds she must go according to her own instincts instead of what society and her family think.  She follows her heart. I believe the author wrote a lesson into this book which is rather different from other Historical Romances.  I would suggest you get a copy of this book and go on a journey of watching Clarissa find her way and a possible romance.

I was given a complimentary copy of BANISHED LOVE from the author Ramona Flightner and Books Machine for my view of this book. No other compensation took place.

I would give this book 4 STARS.

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