As many of you know, Through the Fire was the grand winner in the Grab A Reader Contest, thanks to my faithful friends and fans, and consequently is the subject of discussion at Writers and Readers of Distinctive Fiction’s Book club, Lost In A Good…Book from 10/20/09–10/30/09.

Also featured are the two other winners, Margaret Tanner with Devil’s Ridge and Susan Macatee with Erin’s Rebel. I am delighted to be in such fine company. So, get your books and get on board!

Discussion Leader - Author Annette Snyder says:

“As I sip my Chamomile brew wearing my favorite fall sweater, I’m reading our October, Lost in a Good Book Selections. Margaret Tanner takes us to another era with Devils Ridge. Reading Through the Fire, Beth Trissel transports us to the French and Indian War and Susan Macatee sends us on a journey in time with Erin’s Rebel. So, join Lynda Coker, me and three talented authors while we discuss their work here during the October session of Lost in a Good Book, WRDF’s online book club.”

A bit more on all three novels:

Erins Rebel
Philadelphia newspaper reporter, Erin Branigan, is engaged to marry and up-and-coming lawyer, but dreams of a man from the past change those plans and start her on a journey beyond time. After a car accident, Erin wakes to find herself living in the 1860s in a Confederate army camp. Captain Will Montgomery, the man of her dreams, is now a flesh and blood Rebel soldier who sets her soul aflame. But the Irish beauty holds a secret he needs to unravel before he can place his trust in her. Can she correct a mistake made long ago that caused his death and denied her the love she was meant to have? Or is she doomed to live out her life with nothing but regret?

Devils Ridge:

Set during the 1st World War.

By the time Ross Calvert discovers Harry Martin is in fact Harriet Martin she has fallen in love with him. Realizing she has failed in her final effort to protect her shell-shocked brother, she puts a desperate proposition to Ross. Marry her and she will give him an heir. Ross accepts. However, he is tormented by the betrayal of his former fiancĂ©e Virginia. On his honeymoon he meets her again and is still infatuated. With the army recalling him to the Western Front, he faces a terrible dilemma, taste Virginia’s passion before he heads to the trenches of France, or keep his marriage vows to Harry. With the spectre of war hanging over them, there are even bigger obstacles for Ross and Harry. Ross returns to the trenches, and a man seeking wealth at any cost, endangers Harry’s life in a way she had never imagined possible.


At the height of the French and Indian War, a young English widow ventures into the colonial frontier in search of a fresh start. She never expects to find it in the arms of the half-Shawnee, half-French warrior who makes her his prisoner in the raging battle to possess a continent––or to be aided by a mysterious white wolf and a holy man.

~The French and Indian War, a Shawnee warrior, an English lady, blood vengeance, deadly pursuit, primal, powerful, passionate…THROUGH THE FIRE~

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Through the Fire
is available in both digital download and print at The Wild Rose Press, Amazon, Barnes&Noble, (online) and other major online booksellers.


  1. Patrice Wilton // October 15, 2009 at 12:59 PM  

    My book, Replacing Barnie, was also one of the selections last year, in the Lost in a Good Book, book club. It's great fun, and I'll definitely check it out. The other two books sound entertaining as well, but of course, you already won the Grab A reader prize! Good for you.

  2. Beth Trissel // October 15, 2009 at 3:42 PM  

    Thanks Patrice for that encouraging word. :)

  3. Scarlet Pumpernickel // October 15, 2009 at 7:09 PM  

    I've downloaded Through the fire to my Sony reader and will get started reading it asap!

  4. Nightingale // October 15, 2009 at 7:42 PM  

    Book Club selection! Great Beth. You are moving right along and Through the Fire is worthy of every accolade.

  5. Autumn Jordon // October 15, 2009 at 7:42 PM  

    All three books sound wonderful. Gosh I wish there were more hours in the day. I definitely check out the chat.


  6. Mary Marvella // October 15, 2009 at 8:41 PM  

    Go, Beth! Great news.

  7. Beth Trissel // October 15, 2009 at 9:10 PM  

    Thanks guys, and Scarlet, high five!

  8. Judy // October 16, 2009 at 12:00 PM  

    Congratulations, Beth! It's so nice to see your books doing so well. They deserve it!

  9. Pamela Varnado // October 16, 2009 at 6:13 PM  

    I enjoy a good historical and can't wait to read Through the Fire.

  10. Beth Trissel // October 16, 2009 at 6:37 PM  

    Thanks so much, Pamela. :)