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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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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 dea Read more of this blog post »
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A Thread of Sand is an amazing adventure in many ways. The story takes place in Egypt in 1891 when the British are fighting Dervish rebels. The heroine, Lady Julia Carstairs, is a talented artist who leaves the US and her tortured past behind to star ...more
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The Ghost Army: Conning the Third Reich by Gerry and Janet Souter. This book is an excellent account of the secret unit formed to create military illusions aimed at tricking Hitler’s armies, giving the WWII allies strategic advantages that led to Ger ...more
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Lady of Justice (Justice #1) by Cyana Scriptora is a fun historical fantasy that switches between modern day and the past, which I enjoyed a lot.

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