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The Captain's Command
A heroic British naval captain, son of an
influential earl, dares to fall in love with a
provincial American girl. Then he discovers her
family's devastating secret.
Loyal to the British Crown, orphaned Dinah Templeton has
vowed never to marry a seafaring man, for her father died
at sea and her merchant captain brother is always away.
But when Captain Thomas Moberly sails into St. Augustine
to defend the East Florida shores from American pirates,
Dinah finds that her heart may overrule her head regarding
Captain Thomas Moberly, captain of HMS Dauntless,
has been assigned to capture the notorious American pirate
Nighthawk, who plagues the Atlantic coast of East Florida.
War-weary and hoping for a refreshing visit with his brother
and sister, who live near St. Augustine, Thomas never
expects to find love. But how can he resist the lovely Miss
Templeton, even though she is what his father, Lord
Bennington, would call a common American?
April 2011, Harlequin's Love Inspired Historical,
ISBN 0373828659 / ISBN 9780373828654
Torn Between Love and Duty
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.
March 2010, Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historical, ISBN 0373828322
2009 CBD Bestseller
in Love Inspired Historicals
The tropics of colonial Florida are far removed from America's
Revolution. Still, Rachel Folger's loyalties remain with Boston's
patriots. Handsome plantation owner Frederick Moberly's faithfulness
to the Crown is as certain as his admiration for Rachel—but
for the sake of harmony, he'll keep his sympathies hidden. After
all, the war is too far distant to truly touch them...isn't it?
A betrayal of Rachel's trust divides the pair, leaving Frederick
to question the true meaning of faith in God and in country.
Inspired by Rachel to see life, liberty, and love through His eyes,
Frederick must harness his faith and courage to claim the woman he
loves before war tears them apart.
July 2009, Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historical, ISBN-13 9780373828159
2008 American Christian
Fiction Writers Historical Book of the Year - 2nd place
Delia was born into bondage and battered for 17 years. But in the wake
of the Civil War, she joins a ragtag band headed North through a bitter
and defeated South. Can handsome Union soldier Ezra Johns help Delia
realize her true value to God? Will he gain the respect his war service
June 2007, Emerald Pointe Books, ISBN 0978513738
The Civil War is over. Juliana wants to help the South heal and repent
of its past. André swears never to
forgive the North for what they did to his family. She, a former
abolitionist. He, a Confederate naval hero. Their attraction is
immediate and obvious, but they quickly discover how diverse two
people can be in their values and beliefs.
August 2006, Emerald Pointe Books, ISBN 097851372X
Came Faith has earned FOUR blue ribbons from Romance Junkies.
"Louise M. Gouge is an author who is completely new to this reviewer, but
is one I'd like to read more from in the future. Ms. Gouge does a really good job of depicting the trials and difficulties experienced
by the South during the early days of the Reconstruction era in the first book of her new Civil War Series, THEN CAME FAITH."
Myers, for Romance Junkies [read full review]
To Romance REVIEWER'S CHOICE Award
CAME FAITH is no ordinary Christian romance ... at times, quite
shocking in its realism. At other points in the story, THEN
CAME FAITH is heartwarming and encourages one to have faith in
Nusz, for The Road To Romance [read full review]
by the rich history and profound themes of Herman Melville's classic Moby
Dick, Louise M. Gouge has continued the story of Captain
Ahab by telling of Ahab's Legacy: his wife and his son.
Impeccably researched, and true to Melville's original themes
of vengeance, conscience, and man's relationship to God, this
trilogy adds Louise's own blend of romance, adventure, and compelling
characters set against an intricate historical tapestry.
Bride—Book One of Ahab's Legacy
A compelling novel about the legendary Captain
Ahab of Herman Melville's Moby Dick and how he changed
a young woman's life and Hannah Rose who, through the power of
love, tried desperately to prevent his vengeful quest for the
Publishing, ISBN 1589190076 [read an excerpt]†
Rose—Book Two of Ahab's Legacy
Ahab is dead, the victim of his own pride. His widow, Hannah,
and their son must now make a new life outside of the whaling
community of Nantucket. Hannah meets the kind and warm Captain
Lazarus, and the dashing Captain Longwood; but she also has another
encounter that shakes the very foundation of all she believes...slavery.
Hannah must face her own convictions.
Publishing, ISBN 1589190408 [read an excerpt]†
Praise for Hannah Rose
"Hannah Rose was just wonderful, completely
engrossing. I kept reading when I should have been doing other things. When
something called me away from the book, I itched until I could start reading
again. It's the perfect way to spend a winter afternoon."
— Mary Connealy, Reviewer for The Road to
Romance [read full review]
"Louise Gouge creates a unique story that weaves love and courage into
Hannah Rose. As the spirited
heroine steps forth courageously to build a life with her son, she finds the choices
involving her heart are the most difficult of all."
— DiAnn Mills, Author of the acclaimed Mail Order Husband
of Perdition—Book Three of Ahab's Legacy
Jacobs, a handsome midshipman at the U. S. Naval Academy, is determined not to sail the
disastrous course that destroyed his infamous father, Captain Ahab. Certain of his own
goodness compared to the man he both hates and admires, Timothy feels his good works are
salvation enough. But after he is tragically wounded during a Civil War sea battle, his
all-consuming rage at God launches him on a bitter journey all too reminiscent of the
father he vowed not to be like. Will Timothy learn the lessons his father ignored? Will
childhood sweetheart Jemima show him the account of his father's ill-fated voyage in
time? Can Timothy accept that both he and his father have misunderstood the merciful,
loving nature of God?
Publishing, ISBN 1589190416 [read an excerpt]†
Praise for Son of Perdition
M. Gouge has once again combined history, romance, and adventure
to create a story as grand in sweep as the distance from the bottom
of the sea to heaven on high."
— Charles M. Todorich, author of The Spirited Years:
A History of the Antebellum Naval Academy.
could just see the tabloid headlines: "Football Star
Weds Small-Town Waitress." The crowd, the bodyguards,
and last night's ride in the team owner's limousine all
contrasted with her life in Colorado, reminding her of who
she was and where she came from. It frightened her to think
about entering such a different world.
Crossway Books, ISBN 0891079823
didn't know what to feel. All the anger of all the years
gone by seemed drained out of her. She wanted to be angry.
She wanted to scream at him to get out of her life. So often
when times had been hard for her and Billy, she had cursed
him in her heart. Now she just felt numb. What could he
possibly want of her after all this time?
Crossway Books, ISBN 0891078045
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