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Bitter Autumn by Loretta C. Rogers is a Spring Break Bookapalooza pick #historicalromance #romance #mustread #giveaway

Title: Bitter Autumn


Author: Loretta C. Rogers


Genre: Historical Romance


Book Blurb:


Flame-haired Birdie Mae Dix has no idea what tomorrow will bring. Kidnapped by the Pawnee and traded to the Comanche, she is now in the custody of the US Cavalry. After eighteen years of loss and cruelty, she trusts no one, not even the handsome captain whose piercing blue glare fills her with apprehension…and unwanted desire.


Years of war have hardened Captain Ford Thackery. Pledging his life to a military career, he has sworn never to consider married life—until he rescues Birdie. He knows he must earn her trust as well as find a way into her heart.


When she is abducted by a renegade Pawnee cavalry scout, Ford embarks on a dangerous journey of rescue, but he and Birdie must still bridge the gaping chasm of hatred that separates their worlds.




She did not want to wake up. It was the large hands removing her wet clothing that startled a fearful gasp from her. She forced her eyes to open. A man hovered over her. He was hardly more than an ominous gray shadow inside a crude shelter, and she thought his eyes glowed with a feral light. In her delirium and thinking he was Levi High Eagle she shrank back and had some difficulty breathing as she awaited her fate. Drawing up in a small disconcerted knot she waited to be punished.


The snow had seemingly spent its furor. Birdie was thoroughly depleted, both physically and mentally. Though she tried to remain alert, her eyelids sagged beneath the weight of her fatigue. She tried to lift her head until a large hand pressed it down gently against a sturdy shoulder. Her brow found a warm niche against a corded neck to nestle, and with a sigh, she gave up her futile attempts to remain conscious. If Levi High Eagle intended to kill her he would have done so by now.


As she drifted off to sleep again, she was reminded that once again she had been captured and wondered distantly if she would ever find a safe haven.


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If money were no object, where would you go for a Spring Break vacation and why?


If money were no object, I would spend my Spring Break vacation on an American riverboat cruise down the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Not only would I have ample time to read but, to enjoy the breathtaking scenery of waterfalls and desert canyons without having to drive through traffic. And all the while, I would be gathering ideas for my next novels.


Why is your featured book a must-read this spring? 


At the age of thirteen, my great grandmother was kidnapped by a band of renegade warriors. By the time she was rescued she had a child (my grandmother), and when she was rescued, she faced prejudice by people of her own race. Although fiction, Bitter Autumn was inspired by my great grandmother’s experience of how strong women survive despair and cruelty, and yet remain strong and hopeful that one day their lives will change for the better.


Giveaway –


One lucky reader will win a $25 Amazon gift card



Open internationally.


Runs April 1 – 30, 2024


Drawing will be held on May 1, 2024.


 Author Biography:


Loretta C. Rogers is a fourth generation Floridian. An avid genealogist, she discovered that one of her ancestors is Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking king. When not writing she enjoys working crossword puzzles, reading, and traveling.


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I’d love to take my family to Italy or Greece!


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Thank you, Loretta, for sharing your book in our Spring Break Bookapalooza! It sounds so good and the cover is stunning.

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