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Excerpts - SHADOW OF COLOSSUS and LOVE STARTS WITH ELLE

Shadow of Colossus

~A Seven Wonders Novel~

by T.L. Higley

(B&H Publishing, August 2008)

In a world enslaved by money and power,

one woman dares to be free.

Will an explosive secret keep her in chains?

The place is the island of Rhodes; the time, 227 BC. In the ten years that Tessa of Delos has been in bondage as a hetaeira, a high-priced Greek courtesan to a wealthy politician, she has learned to abandon all desire for freedom and love. But when her owner meets a violent death, Tessa is given the chance to be free—if she can hide the truth of his death and maintain a masquerade until escape is possible. Now Tessa must battle for her own freedom and for those she is beginning to love, as forces collide that will shatter the island's peace and bring even its mighty Colossus to its knees.

"Shadow of Colossus is a beautifully told tale, richly detailed, and set beneath one of the great wonders of the world. If you've ever dreamed of traveling in the ancient world, you'll want to be there as a fallen woman rises and the great Colossus falls!"


—Ginger Garrett, author of In the Shadow of Lions

Love Starts With Elle by Rachel Hauck

The last of five lowcountry sisters to find love, Elle Garvey is willing to give up her home and career for the man she loves. But when life doesn't turn out like she planned, Elle discovers God has a plan for her much better than her own.

Romantic Times, 4.5 Stars, Top Pick.

"Hauck is quickly making a name for herself as an insightful, thoughtful author."

- Melissa Parcel

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