Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Beth Trissel lives on a farm in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley with her husband, children and multiple animals. The beauty of the valley and uniqueness of rural life has led her to write a collection of atmospheric personal essays compiled into a work of nonfiction, in addition to several historical paranormal romances.

I had the pleasure of meeting, Beth Trissel, two years ago on the Pink Fuzzy Slippers blog and we finally “saw” each other last year at RWA in San Francisco.

Beth novels, Somewhere My Love, Daughter of the Wind and Enemy of the King were bestsellers n#1 at the Wild Rose Press.

Beth’s historical Through the Fire is coming to the Wild Rose Press in digital download and print Friday, May 22, 2009

Through the Fire was nominated for a Golden Heart Award in 2008 and won the 2008 Linda Howard Award for Excellence in Writing.

Fast-paced historical romance novel with a THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS flavor and a mystical weave, THROUGH THE FIRE has finaled in more contests than any other novel Beth has written.

Here is Beth telling us about her new book:

People often ask which of my novels is my favorite; a tough choice as I love each one best as I’m writing the story, but if I have to choose one, it’s THROUGH THE FIRE.

Rebecca is my favorite heroine. She’s angry and grieving at the start of the book and so was I following the tragic death of my youngest daughter’s best friend Garry to a drunk driver. Garry loved history and hearing about the colonial frontier. He would have loved this book, except for the mushy parts, of course. He was like that little boy in The Princess Bride.

Years ago while researching the Virginia colonial frontier, I came across a letter from Governor Dinwiddy to George Washington or Andrew Lewis, one of his other frontier officers, asking what happened to the reinforcements he sent out to an interior fort. That account coupled with a vivid dream inspired the opening of ‘Fire.

Blurb: At the height of the French and Indian War, a young English widow ventures into the colonial frontier in search of a fresh start. She never expects to find it in the arms of the half-Shawnee, half-French warrior who makes her his prisoner in the raging battle to possess a continent––or to be aided by a mysterious white wolf and a holy man.

*It might also be of interest to you to know that the holy man in this novel is based on a frontier priest who really lived.

Already out at Amazon, THROUGH THE FIRE will be available at other online booksellers in both digital download and print soon after its release.

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Beth Trissel said...

Mona thanks for all your support.
There are many stories behind the story of Through the Fire. These are a few.

Marianne Evans said...

Great blurb and gorgous cover as well, Beth! Wishing you all the best and mega sales! Through the Fire sounds like a total winner!!!!

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Beth,
Through the Fire sounds like a another great read. You certainly have a love for colonial America and it shows. I am very partial to colonial Australia myself, although we didn't have a war for independance, but otherwise there are a lot of similarities between our two countries.
Best of luck

Mona Risk said...


I will be almost as excited as you tomorrow as we cheer the release of your fourth book, third in a month. I think you deserve to go out and celebrate tonight. Can your DH read this!!

Nightingale said...

I have read and enjoyed Beth's other books and look forward to reading this one. Certainly loved the blurb!

Sandra Cox said...

Hey Beth, How are you? Wishing you many sales