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Award-winning novelist Heather Day Gilbert enjoys writing mysteries and Viking historicals. She brings authentic family relationships to the page, and she particularly delights in heroines who take a stand to protect those they love. Avid readers say Heather's realistic characters—no matter what century—feel like best friends. When she's not plotting stories, this native West Virginian can often be found hanging out with her husband and four children, playing video games, or reading Agatha Christie novels.

Find Heather on Pinterest (heatherdgilbert), Instagram (@heatherdaygilbert), Twitter (@heatherdgilbert), and Facebook (heatherdaygilbert). You can find all her books at heatherdaygilbert.com.
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Heather Day Gilbert It is in the works, though not moving too fast! I have been developing my contemporary mystery series these past couple years, but I am planning to ge…moreIt is in the works, though not moving too fast! I have been developing my contemporary mystery series these past couple years, but I am planning to get Forest Child out in 2016, if all goes well. Thanks so much for your interest!(less)
Heather Day Gilbert One of my favorite mysteries is Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie. This one is very character-driven and I loved the romantic aspects of it. I al…moreOne of my favorite mysteries is Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie. This one is very character-driven and I loved the romantic aspects of it. I also love By the Pricking of my Thumbs by Agatha Christie...creepy! Regardless, I'm a die-hard Christie fan. It's a wonder I didn't name a daughter Agatha (hubby put the kaibosh on that!). (less)
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JUST RELEASED! Spilled Milk, Book 4 in the Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series!

JUST RELEASED! Spilled Milk, Book 4 in the Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series!

I’m so excited to let you know that SPILLED MILK, Book 4 in the Barks & Beans Cafe cozy mystery series (set in my home state of West Virginia), has just released in Kindle version and in softcover (it’s also in Kindle Unlimited)! Find those links here: https://www.amazon.com/Spilled-Milk-B...

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"Each character had such great depth! I love that this story explored how life was at the time, but also brought in things that still apply today like complicated emotions, faith in the midst of tragedy, family bonds, and the choice of loving one's sp" Read more of this review »
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“I wish I could fly like that hawk, rising and falling with the still spaces in the air, far above all this sickness and death and evil.”
Heather Day Gilbert, God's Daughter

“I'm not surprised he wants to challenge me here, where no one can protect me. He thinks I'm a weak woman. He thinks wrong.”
Heather Day Gilbert, God's Daughter

“Torture is being married to a proud, insensitive man, while an attentive, supportive man lives under the same roof.”
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The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund The Preacher's Bride by Jody Hedlund
 
  9 votes 20.9%

Gods and Kings (Chronicles of the Kings, #1) by Lynn Austin Gods and Kings by Lynn Austin
 
  7 votes 16.3%

God's Daughter (Vikings of the New World Saga, #1) by Heather Day Gilbert God's Daughter by Heather Day Gilbert
 
  5 votes 11.6%

Song of Springhill by Cheryl McKay Song of Springhill by Cheryl McKay
 
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The Secret Keeper A Novel of Kateryn Parr (Ladies in Waiting #2) by Sandra Byrd The Secret Keeper: A Novel of Kateryn Parr by Sandra Byrd
 
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In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar In the Field of Grace by Tessa Afshar
 
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Esther Royal Beauty (Dangerous Beauty, #1) by Angela Elwell Hunt Esther: Royal Beauty by Angela Elwell Hunt
 
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Heart of the Story The Family of Jesus by Karen Kingsbury Heart of the Story: The Family of Jesus by Karen Kingsbury
 
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The Well (The Living Water Series) by Stephanie Landsem The Well by Stephanie Landsem
 
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The Crimson Cord Rahab's Story (Daughters of the Promised Land #1) by Jill Eileen Smith The Crimson Cord: Rahab's Story by Jill Eileen Smith
 
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“I couldn’t describe the smells of West Virginia, even if I tried. It has something to do with the leaves composting in the woods, the cold trickle of little creeks and waterfalls, the ferns greening up everything. But somewhere deep below, I can smell the rock and the coal this state is built on.”
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“I'm pretty certain most women hate her guts. Luckily, I see past her perfect good looks and into her tangled personality.”
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“At the end of the school day, we walked the long, cold way home feeling happy and hungry. There we found a warm fire, country ham with gravy and hot biscuits, and a mother to hug us! If snow blew under the doors that night, what did it matter? Christmas time was just around the corner.”
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“If we are to survive, I must start and end my war this same day.”
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