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Cynthia Ripley Miller

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Cynthia Ripley Miller is the author of On the Edge of Sunrise, the first novel in the Long-Hair Sagas, a series set in Late Ancient Rome and France. She has lived and travelled in Europe, Africa, North America and the Caribbean, taught history and currently teaches English. Her short stories have appeared in the anthology Summer Tapestry, The Scriptor, and at Orchard Press Mysteries.com. Cynthia writes a blog, Historical Happenings and Oddities: A Distant Focus. She lives with her husband, twin cats, and German Shepherd in a suburb of Chicago.

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Cynthia Ripley Miller Actually, in my new book, The Quest for the Crown of Thorns, which is the second in my Long-Hair Saga series, I drew on a dramatic event in my own…moreActually, in my new book, The Quest for the Crown of Thorns, which is the second in my Long-Hair Saga series, I drew on a dramatic event in my own life and melded it into the plot of my romantic historical mystery. However, I cannot say what it is because it affected me deeply, so it will have to forever remain a mystery. Unless of course, the readers are able to figure it out. If this happens, please shhh!(less)
Cynthia Ripley Miller The idea of 'love at first sight' has always interested me, not only because I've read, heard and been told, especially by men, that when they first…moreThe idea of 'love at first sight' has always interested me, not only because I've read, heard and been told, especially by men, that when they first saw their wife, they knew she was the one for them. I also studied English literature in school and often the stories I read told of couples that felt immediate attractions, even if they tried to deny their feelings. So, besides my own hero and heroine, Arria and Garic, who experience an immediate attraction, I would probably mention Lancelot and Guenevere, Romeo and Juliet, Elizabeth and Darcy and Jamie and Claire from the Outlander series. These are all so good, it's hard for me to pick just one.(less)
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Freya, Goddess of Love

On the Edge of Sunrise, my debut novel, is set in late ancient Rome. My hero, Garic, is a Frank, a Germanic barbarian warrior. In the early 5th century, the Franks believed in the Germanic/Nordic gods. One of the goddesses was Freya, goddess of love, but she also had a militaristic side to her and a connection to the dead. Some believed she led the Valkyries to the battlefields where she chose... Read more of this blog post »
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Phyllis Goodwin I have just entered my book for review in genre specific review group. I thought you may be interested to enter your book? I said I would get in touch in September or October as I would like to swap reviews with your On the Edge of Sunrise. Are you still interested?
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