Fly away, UYL! Soar!

In 2002, I came up with an idea for a story. This was a historical romance. I pictured the hero and heroine so vividly, fighting about politics, about the danger he faced in times of war. It was quite an emotional moment for young Fara, knowing what she did about the man she desired. 

But after so many years writing and polishing UYR, I needed to release it from its chains. In 2012, I was offered a book contract for Upon Your Return.

The series just built from there...

Fast forward fifteen years from its inception, and recently, the final book of the series, Upon Your Love, was released in February.
Today I come to you, feeling as if at last the children of my heart - all of the characters from the series - are off on their own for the world to see. 

Below, you'll catch a great review from David, who was kind enough to leave these awesome words on Amazon about UYL:

"Marie Lavender's books revolve around strong female characters who find themselves struggling to attain their goals in spite of opposition from the social conventions of their times and the attempts of men to control their lives. Upon Your Love is no exception. Set in the nineteenth century, it is the story of Adrienne Hill, the daughter of a sea captain, who lives on a plantation near New Orleans.

Adrienne is no 'shy flower.' She fences and she rides. She travels about the plantation without a chaperone or a guardian, protected by weapons hidden on her person. She goes to sea with her father, and at times, wished she were a sailor.

The book traces the rocky development of her love for Christian, a strong man with a "bad boy" reputation who is attracted to the independent, strong-willed Adrienne.

If you enjoy historical romances with strong characters, plot twists, danger, and love, you will like this book."

Wow! Thank you so much for your awesome commentary, David! :) Readers, don't forget to check out the Heiresses in Love Series, full of romance and maritime adventures!

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