When the British arrived in Winnipeg in the 1800s it was convenient for the men to take Metis wives. They were called a la vacon du pays – according to the custom of the country. These women bore the brunt of ensuring survival in the harsh environment. Without them the British army and fur traders would not have survived the brutal winters.
However, as society evolved it became accepted that wives must be white, schooled in British ways, fashionable in the European sense and married by the Anglican church. The Metis wives and their 'country born' offspring were thrown out and forced to fend for themselves. The unrepentant husbands continued to live comfortably with their 'new' wives.
It was inevitable that some discarded wives did not accept their fate quietly and hard feelings on both sides were unavoidable. When the bodies of two discarded Metis wives, Marguerite and Marie-Anne, are found floating in the Red River, Guilliame Mousseau, sets out to get to the bottom of his sister Margueite's murder.
Her note said please don’t try to find me, but a detective turned up several sightings of the cold-footed bride-to-be in various parts of the province.
And then Sarah was found, buried in a rose garden.
All eyes turned to the jilted fiancé, but he was the first to be cleared of any wrongdoing. And the real killer laughed.
Demon Riders from BWL Author Paul Sinor
Ariel Anson thinks she has her life in order. She’s young, smart, and beautiful, even she doesn’t believe the beautiful part. She’s a paralegal with a great career and a fiancé who’s a CPA. You just can’t get any steadier than that.
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Then she meets private investigator, bounty hunter, process server Chad Garrett. What does War-N-Wit, Inc. stand for anyway? Warlock and Witch? For real? Oh, yes! For real. Now every day is full of strange powers, secret societies, clandestine agencies, and out-of-this-world adventure. Her life as she knows it is over!
Editorial Reviews - from the novellas - with multiple five star reviews
Being new to the author, I was stunned at how well her characters, Chad and Ariel were developed. How could she write so well and I had never heard of her? Ms Roughton's talent will take these characters into so many novels with action while deepening their romantic attachment. I fell in love with their "love affair". J. Boyd
Gail Roughton does it again, this story is packed with action, romance and comdy. I enjoyed it so much I didnt want it to end. I highly recomend it to anyone. I hope theres more. UK Reader
My finger is anxiously twitching to hit the once click buy button to see what she writes next! Another Winner - Amazon reader
Resurrection is the second book of the War N Wit series. Chad and Ariel meet and marry in the first book, The Witch. Resurrection picks up immediately after The Witch, which I loved, because when I finished The Witch, I immediately bought Resurrection. In Resurrection, Ariel learns new magical skills and strengthens her magical connection to Chad. There is plenty of magic in the book with Micah the cat, a golem, a glamour, a magical amulet and a counsel who "polices" the magical world. Ariel's new magical talent, mind dominance in expanded into the plot and creates an exciting ending.
Some new characters are included in Resurrection and Ms. Roughton gives us more details on Chad and Ariel. I love the fact that Ariel and Chad's characters can go in so many directions. I expect many more adventures with this couple, but will admit that their romantic relationship and their mutual magical skills are enough entertainment alone. The Witch and Resurrection are my two favorite books of all time and I have read thousands of books.
The book takes place in Savannah, Georgia and south Georgia. Romance, Suspense and Magic....oh my. Amazon reader