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Sunday, March 7, 2010


I'm so excited to announce that The Captain's Lady will be released March 16!! This is my first book set outside the United States, so it's a landmark for me. Come with me to 1776 LONDON, where American Patriot James Templeton is torn between love and duty and must deny his heart to help win his country's freedom.

Captain James Templeton's orders from General Washington are clear. His target: Lord Bennington, a member of George III's Privy Council. The assignment: find Bennington's war plans. The risks: the future of the East Florida Colony, Jamie's life...and his heart. In spite of the dangers of their hopeless situation, he's fallen in love with Lady Marianne Moberly, Lord Bennington's daughter. Desperate to protect his country, Jamie carries out his orders with a heavy heart. But Marianne's persistence is a challenge he never expected. With love and faith, they must navigate troubled waters to win their future together.

I had so much fun writing this book, and I was also inspired by what I learned in my research. It's amazing to me that those brave American patriots gave up so much so they could establish a new country with a new form of government never before tried. Today, we don't have any idea what that was like, but I do know I'm grateful to live in a free society. I hope my readers will catch a glimpse of all that our forefathers and foremothers were willing to give up so we can breathe the air of freedom.

The Captain's Lady is published by Harlequin's Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historical imprint. It can be ordered from,, and, or purchased at your local bookstore or even Walmart! Here's the ISBN: 13-978-0-373-82832-6.

If you would like to win a copy of The Captain's Lady, leave a comment AND YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS. I will have my drawing on March 31. Also, this contest is limited to residents of the United States and Canada. Because this kind of drawing is against the law in some locales, it is your responsibility to know the laws of your state or province and refrain from entering if it's a no-no there.

When you leave your comment, please also ask me any questions you might have about the book or about my writing. I love to chat with my readers and try to be prompt in responding.

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Blogger squiresj said...

I love historical romance books. I would love to win this book so I can read and review it and add to my share a book program.

March 7, 2010 7:27 PM  
Blogger Pat Iacuzzi said...

Hi Louise--

Loved the story and would love to win a copy of my own to keep. The one you sent me will be moving on to a winner on my blog. Thanks--and blessings on your writing efforts! Pat I.

March 8, 2010 9:54 AM  
Blogger Carmen7351 said...

I would love a chance to win your book. Please enter me. Thank you.
desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

March 8, 2010 10:17 AM  
Blogger Buukluvr81 said...

Please enter me...this book sounds great! I would like to ask though, what is the research for your books like?

Mollydawn1981 AT aol DOT com

March 8, 2010 10:21 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. It sounds great! Please enter me. My email address is shryackmom[@]charter[.]net

March 8, 2010 10:42 AM  
Blogger Kathleen L. Maher said...

Gorgeous cover! Looks like a great read.

March 8, 2010 12:03 PM  
Blogger Wyn said...

I love historical romances. The research of the era must have been fun! Please enter me in your draw. I live in Canada.

wyndyc at gmail dot com

March 8, 2010 3:51 PM  
Blogger Martha A. said...

I love these short historicals! martha(at)lclink(dot)com

March 8, 2010 5:44 PM  
Blogger Martha W. Rogers said...

I really enjoyed the first in the series and am looking forward to reading this one. Hope I'm the lucky winner.

March 8, 2010 8:40 PM  
Blogger Louise M. Gouge said...

Ladies, thank you for your comments and your interest in my book.

When I'm doing research, I visit historical sites and libraries, plus obtaining research books about my era. I also consult experts in various fields and use the Internet to track little details to bring my story to life. I hope this answers your question. If not, let me know. Louise

March 8, 2010 8:54 PM  
Blogger Louise M. Gouge said...

Oops! It was Molly who asked about research! Sorry! Louise

March 8, 2010 8:56 PM  
Blogger Cherie J said...

Sounds great and I love the cover! Please enter me. Thank you!


March 8, 2010 9:15 PM  
Blogger Deborah M said...

Sounds like a fun book and one that would take a lot of research. I write articles for a historical magazine and I know it requires a lot of time and effort. Please sign me up.
Deborah M.

March 9, 2010 12:07 AM  
Blogger Virginia C said...

Hello, Louise! The story line for
"The Captain's Lady" sounds wonderful. How traumatic to be torn between love of country and the love of your life. We take so much for granted with our modern conveniences and freedoms, but they were hard-won and sometimes carry a heavy cost. The heart of a patriot is true and devout!

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

March 9, 2010 7:40 AM  
Blogger Lucie said...

I love historical romance books. Please enter me in this drawing and thank you for the nice interview!


LucieInCA at aol dot com

March 11, 2010 2:52 AM  
OpenID jenniferinjupiter said...

Absolutely love your header: "Threads of God's Grace Woven Through Time." Using a timeline approach to History in our homeschool curriculum has shown us how those threads are woven throughout ALL time!
Congratulations on your book:)
Jennifer Arrington

March 12, 2010 3:43 PM  
OpenID jenniferinjupiter said...

Absolutely love your header: "Threads of God's Grace Woven Through Time." Using a timeline approach to History in our homeschool curriculum has shown us how those threads are woven throughout ALL time!
Congratulations on your book:)
Jennifer Arrington

March 12, 2010 3:43 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

I absolutely love your books and would love to have a chance to own one. please enter me in.

March 13, 2010 2:33 PM  
Blogger Virta said...

Your books are an inspiration, for I hope to be an author one of these days.....

March 13, 2010 2:34 PM  
Blogger Pat Jeanne Davis said...

Hello Louise, Like yourself I'm always amazed at what I discover while doing research for an historical. I tend to get lost in the research when I should be writing the story. I'd love to win a copy of The Captain's Lady. Congrats on the release of this novel.

March 13, 2010 6:40 PM  

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