Dove Collect is a unique series that is set to span over a century begins with two opposing viewpoints of a war that carved out this nation, as we know it today. The story begins in late spring of 1861, an explosive period of our nation’s past, when the looming presence of war was inevitable.
"Rebel Dove" comes to life with all the energy, passion, and brashness of America in her tumultuous youth while "Virtuous Dove" captures a sedate traditional look on life as it was in Victoria England. The two main characters, Felicity, a sweet, demure, and virtuous daughter of the South, and Elise a woman who is passionate, rebellious and a manipulative spoiled Southern Belle both come to understand that life is not always how we believe it to be.
One will lose everything to fight for what is right. The other will risk everything to preserve all that is wrong. In the end, both will be redeemed through the power of forgiveness and true love. Two women whose paths are destined to cross when unforeseen circumstances lead them to post Civil War in the already released sequels of the Doves Collect series, "Dove’s Migration" book three and through the Industrial Age in "Soiled Doves" book four. The remaining eight books of the series are due to be released beginning in 2011.
My mission has been to create storylines and characters that show a progressive journey—something that depicts the ordinary and not-so-ordinary trials of people who must overcome their collective and personal challenges to survive and thrive.
As in life, the roles of the characters in the story are not limited to one simple category; they are braided and bound by the intricate weave of them all. As you embrace the storyline and characters I’ve created, my intention is for you to come to think of them as real figures plucked from the pages of history. And although I have included a tremendous amount of information about the workings of the Civil War and following era’s to support the integrity and enrichment of the tale, Dove Collect is historical fiction. Each story is intended for entertainment purposes only. Resemblance to any individual, past or present, is entirely coincidental.
Writing Doves Collect has been a labor of love, created in hopes to capture the reader's imagination, while taking their mind on a holiday -- a holiday where they will be swept away from the hustle and bustle of their day-to-day routine, identifying with the characters' trials and tribulations and come to think of them as their friends; some they will cheer on and sympathize with, and some they will love to hate. Either way, they will be missed when coming to the end.
Though it may seem that the characters in these books are real figures plucked from the pages of history, the Doves Collect series is historical fiction. It is intended for entertainment purposes only. Resemblance to any individual, past or present, is entirely coincidental. A tremendous amount of information about the workings of the war between the states and post Civil War has been included in the storylines to support the integrity and enrichment of the tale.