Uhrichsville, OH – Steal away to the Old South with Raider’s Heart; book one of the brand-new Backwoods Brides series. Due to release in February 2011, Marica Gruver’s spellbinding novel of jealousy, conflict and romance will leave readers wanting more.
Two brothers join forces with a band of outlaws and vie for one woman’s hand. Duncan McRae can hardly stomach the raids made by his family of bandits. Hooper McRae knows what he wants and takes it by force. When their paths cross that of Dawsey Wilkes, the competition is fierce. How far will the brothers go to win her love? Dawsey is burdened by a mysterious family secret, confusing memories of a long-departed mother, a papa unable to cope with his loss and her repulsion for the McRae brothers. Is her faith strong enough to see her through?
Marcia Gruver lives with her husband near Houston, Texas, and has published various articles, poems, and devotionals. Her novel, Love Never Fails (renamed Chasing Charity), won third place in the 2007 American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Genesis Contest. Marcia is a member of ACFW, Fellowship of Christian Writers (FCW), and The Writers View.