Family sagas are a genre which chronicles the lives and doings of a family or a number of related or interconnected families over a period of time. It’s a device to show the ebb and flow of fortunes, historical events and social circumstances.
The origin story…
Some secondary characters really resonate with readers. Gareth, the captain of the guard in The Guardian’s Witch was one such character. Readers asked me for more information about him, his background and family life.
He is the hero in The Pirate’s Redemption. In this story Gareth fights for Moira, gives up his life at sea, and marries the woman he loves.
It’s a great story. There were questions. How did Gareth get from being a pirate to becoming the respected captain of the guard? Many readers felt there was more to his story.
Sons of Sagamore
The series Sons of Sagamore are stories about each of Gareth and Moira’s three sons. Hugh and Graham build the empire, while Donald goes on an epic journey to put to rest an ancient prophecy.
Hugh – Sons of Sagamore Book 1
Family secrets filled with intrigue, treachery, and a 30-year-old murder must be resolved or
he’ll lose her forever.
Hugh Talbot is a self-made man who built his fortune one coin at a time. One of the wealthiest men in England, people vie to be his client. He is a loyal man who is instinctive and decisive by nature and bases his business on honesty and trust. An eligible bachelor sought after by every mother with a single daughter, he has no interest in a relationship, until he falls wholeheartedly in love with Charlotte.
Lady Charlotte Eden and her father recently from France have taken up residence at their long-neglected family estate in England. A methodical well-organized archery champion she is introduced to Hugh by a mutual friend. His support of her archery endears him to her, add his honesty and good humor and she is doomed. Theirs is not a budding romance. It is in full bloom.
When Hugh introduces Charlotte the daughter of Lord Miles Eden, the Earl of Sagamore to his family, a decades old scandal filled with intrigue, treachery, and murder comes to light. Hugh’s family is turned upside down when his father announces he is the true Earl of Sagamore who had denounced his title and legacy and that his uncle Lord Miles Eden, was killed in a duel three decades ago.
His world in shambles, Hugh’s loyalty to his family will be tested when he must decide if
blood is thicker than water.
“Wow, a great story that will keep you on the edge to find out what is going on and how it will all turn out!! Ruth Casie at her best!” ~ Amazon Review
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Graham – Sons of Sagamore Book 2
He was a man to be reckoned with, and she was every bit up to the challenge.
Isabella Girard keeps careful watch over Charlotte Eden, the Countess of Sagamore’s chateau in Châlons, France. Loyal, trustworthy, and inseparable childhood friends, Isabella would do anything Charlotte. While she and her grandmother see to the chateau, Nolan LaBarge takes care of the winery. She has learned a lot in the three years Charlotte and her husband have moved to England, men are not to be trusted, especially English men.
Graham Eden, Charlotte’s widowed brother-in-law, has isolated himself in the Northumberland hills in England. Unlike his wealthy high-stakes deal-making brother who excels at sitting through negotiations at court or in dreary salons, Graham prefers seclusion and the challenges and accomplishments of physical work. His brother was his rock when his wife died. He would do anything for him.
When Isabella sends a letter to Charlotte telling her the winery is close to financial ruin and there is little money to run the chateau, the countess sends Graham to take control and straighten things out. Graham quickly finds that the person sabotaging the winery is close to Isabella.
He must prove to her that the man she trusts most has deceived and betrayed her and
the man she trusts least, an Englishman loves her with all his heart.
“The mystery behind who is behind the sabotage kept me rooting for them to be unmasked. When it was finally revealed, it was not what I expected and I give full credit to Ruth A. Casie for keeping me in suspense. If you like your historical romance with a bit of mystery and swoon-worthy moments, you’re going to love Graham. Highly recommend!” ~ Amazon Review
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Donald – Sons of Sagamore Book 3
Donald finally takes his place with his brothers!
He surrendered his heart and would give his life for her to succeed.
Andrea Ricard, an inquisitive scholar of antiquities travels with her uncle to help him with his trade business. When she finds her mother’s family name on a piece of a map associated with the location of a rare relic, she is compelled to find it. Nothing will get in her way to unearth its secrets.
Donald MacDougall Tyler Eden has enjoyed a carefree life, but over the last year he has found satisfaction working with his brother Hugh, who has a successful investment business. He has forged a close relationship with one of their business partners, Andrea’s uncle. On a visit to Hugh, Donald meets Andrea and is smitten. When Andrea finds that an antique in Hugh’s collection contains another piece to her mysterious map she is more determined than ever to find the relic. Donald is drawn into her adventure and volunteers to accompany her on her quest.
Andrea has only told Donald half-truths for fear he would not join her. The relic is surrounded by mystery and prophecy. A disgraced soldier with hopes of repairing his relationship with the king has found out about the relic and is just as determined as Andrea to secure it for himself.
Andrea and Donald’s belief in what’s right as well as each other will be tested on a journey filled with adventure and hardships as they race across the vineyards of the Champagne region in France, up the east coast of England to an ancient church in Bamburgh.
Can Andrea and her MacDougall warrior resolve the mystery, face the prophecy, vanquish the villain… and find their happily ever after.
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