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Elisabeth Hobbes

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in York, The United Kingdom



Member Since
April 2014


Author for Harlequin Historical.
Falling For Her Captor October 2014
A Wager for the Widow July 2015
The Blacksmith's Wife May 2016
The Saxon Outlaw's Revenge December 2016
Redeeming the Rogue Knight August 2017

I grew up in York where I spent most of my teenage years wandering around the city looking for a handsome Roman or Viking to sweep me off my feet. Sadly it never happened but I developed a love of the past and went on to read History and Art History at university before venturing into the world of teaching. These days I hold down jobs as a teacher and mum. I live in Cheshire with my husband, two young children and two cats with ridiculous names.
I love historical fiction and have a fondness for dark haired, bearded heroes. When I'm not wr

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Elisabeth Hobbes Oooh, me too! Part of the challenge of writing historicals is to throw myself out of my comfort zone and write characters who don't react in the way w…moreOooh, me too! Part of the challenge of writing historicals is to throw myself out of my comfort zone and write characters who don't react in the way we would to the circumstances they were faced with. Creating a sympathetic hero who is enough of a product of his time to not seem anachronistic is hard!
I have to remind myself that although we imagine women in the past as having few rights, there must have been plenty who stood up for themselves.(less)
Elisabeth Hobbes Hi Michelle,
The first couple of chapters setting up the scenario and introducing the characters comes quite easily because I've thought about them for…more
Hi Michelle,
The first couple of chapters setting up the scenario and introducing the characters comes quite easily because I've thought about them for so long before writing, but I've found that round about chapter 3 I start really overthinking every little detail. I really want to get into the story in the right way but sometimes the characters won't behave how I want them to. Mind you, my hero in my latest WIP just decided to kiss the heroine in a much earlier chapter than I had planned him to, completely without my say so! I can see he's going to be tricky to pin down.(less)
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Which book would you like for January 2015 BOM?

The Endearment by LaVyrle Spencer
The Endearment, by LaVyrle Spencer
From the streets of 19th-century Boston to the harsh frontier--she wove a web of deception to ensnare her man!

Lovely, fiery-tempered Anna Reardon was forced to lie to get out of the street urchin's life that shamed her ... to become Karl Lindstrom's mail-order bride in the beautiful, treacherous Minnesota wilderness.

Karl forgave Anna for her deceptions--but there was still one shameful, burning secret that she had to hide from him, knowing its revelation would destroy the love that had become her very life!
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A Dangerous Passion (Steam! Romance and Rails, #3) by E.E. Burke
A Dangerous Passion, by E.E. Burke
Can a hero lurk inside the heart of a villain?

Life in a small New England village is too quiet, too ordinary for a free spirit like Lucy Forbes. When her father lands a job out West, she packs her books and her dreams and eagerly sets off to pursue the kind of grand adventures she longs to experience and write about. Yet the moment she steps off a train in Kansas, she's thrust into the gritty reality of an untamed frontier—and into the arms of a scoundrel.

Henry Stevens, the ruthless railroad executive her father has been sent to investigate, is as passionate as he is ambitious. Brave and charming, as well as clever, and possessed of a sharp wit. He is, in fact, the most fascinating man Lucy has ever met. However, his opponents are vanishing and strangers are shooting at him. Fearing for her father's life, Lucy resolves to unmask the secretive Mr. Stevens and expose a villain. What she doesn’t expect to find is a hero.
  5 votes, 23.8%

Out of the Storm (Beacons of Hope, #0.5) by Jody Hedlund
Out of the Storm, by Jody Hedlund
Having grown up in a lighthouse, loneliness is all Isabelle Thornton has ever known--and all, she assumes, she ever will know. But when her lightkeeper father rescues a young man from the lake, her sheltered world is turned upside down.

Bestselling author Jody Hedlund's Out of the Storm is her first ever novella and introduces readers to Beacons of Hope, a new series set in the 1800s amid the romance, history, and danger surrounding the Great Lakes lighthouses of Michigan.
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Falling for Her Captor by Elisabeth Hobbes
Falling for Her Captor, by Elisabeth Hobbes
"Set me free. Say I escaped, or that you never found me."

Kidnapped heiress Lady Aline of Leavingham has surrendered any hope of rescue when a mysterious figure casts her assailant aside. But it's soon clear Aline's savior has no intention of setting her free—he's sworn to deliver her to the Duke of Roxholm, her family's enemy!

Sir Hugh of Eardham has never seen anything quite like Aline's beauty and fighting spirit. There's no doubt he's tempted more to protect her than keep her bound. But could this loyal knight ever break his oath of allegiance for Aline's sake?
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Time Rider Wildertrek by Jack King
Time Rider Wildertrek, by Jack King
TJ's an ordinary fourteen year old kid with extraordinary problems at home and school. He has a broken family from his parents' bitter divorce. He faces evil bullies attacking him almost every afternoon, failing grades when he's really a smart kid, boring classes, snobby girls, mean teachers, being cut from basketball tryouts, and few friends. Yes, life is rough for TJ Cockrell.

Then a mysterious green book inexplicably throws TJ into the past. And not just any past, but the untamed forbidding forests of 1802 eastern Tennessee, with savage Indians, wild beasts, bloodthirsty robbers, backwoods ruffians, strange characters galore, and rugged log cabin living. Yup, it's definitely not present day Knoxville Tennessee anymore.

TJ thought his present life was bad news, but his adventures have just begun. Along the way, he fights off killer beasts, bandits and braves, meets the cocky teenaged David Crockett, gains a world of assurance in himself, finds his first real love, and is befriended by a fantastic frontier family who really has it together. TJ returns to the present a changed young man; emboldened, forthright, and shrewd. He'll need all of his new-found strengths to fend off killer burglars loose in his house, outwit the school bully, charm a pretty new transfer-student, and most intriguing of all, delve into the mysteries of the magical green book...
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