Books

By Promise Made

She wants to take off his head. He wants to win her heart.

Hugh Cullane is only delivering a simple message of betrothal to four-year-old Queen Mary of Scotland, but the queen’s guardian orders his severed head sent back to England in a jar. Katherine Payne can show no mercy to the handsome messenger, despite the way his stolen kiss unsettles her sense of duty. Trapped between the English and Scottish armies, Katherine, Mary, and Hugh are chased by men determined to murder the young queen.









“Susan Leigh Furlong breathes life into a troubled time in Scotland’s history during the reign of the infant Queen Mary. She weaves a tale full of action and intrigue, well rounded and memorable characters, as well as a tender love story.”
~ Marilee Hartland Lake, author

“Susan Leigh Furlong’s well-crafted tale will sweep lovers of historical romance into sixteenth-century Scotland.”
~ Nina Barrett, author of Return of the Dixie Deb, A Man to Waste Time On, and Renegade Heart (The Wild Rose Press)


By Promise Made is a historical romance I couldn't put down. I have read a lot of books dealing with Queen Mary of Scots but this story puts a new spin on the young queen. From the first page, I was transported to medieval Scotland. The descriptive narration is so well done, I sniffed the air and heard the sounds of everything going on in By Promise Made. The plot moves at a great pace with plenty of twists and turns. Told in multiple POV's, the reader gets a secret glimpse into what motivates characters which I adored. The characters themselves are so expressive, I instantly connected with them. My favorite character has to be Katherine. Her heart wars with her sense of duty which brought such a depth to her. Start to finish, By Promise Made, is a brilliant historical romance and one I highly recommend!
~ N.N. Light

Author of numerous books including Arresting Mason and Arresting Jerimiah. I really enjoyed this story. The young queen, Mary, was adorable and every bit a secured, well-loved child. Hugh is so charming and witty, but he meets his match in warrior Kit, especially when she orders him beheaded. Luckily for him, Kit’s sweet and determined elderly friend, Lady Juliana, saw fit to push the unlikely lovers together. I liked Ms. Furlong’s use of Scottish words and how she weaved flashbacks into the current narrative as a character was telling a story. The POV occasionally switched between characters without scene or chapter breaks, but I followed along with minimal confusion. I’ve always been fascinated with English and Scottish history, so this revisionist story really drew me in. The ending is bittersweet, and though I was hoping a few things would turn out differently, I fully enjoyed the story.
~ Amber Daulton


Steadfast Will I Be

The king’s law, a thief’s revenge, a love that risks it all

During the reign of James V, and a gang, led by a man with a red stain on his face, threatens all that Robin holds dear. But Robin will not let him take his home, his family, or the woman he loves. Suannoch will always carry half of the shilling she and Robin split when they pledged their devotion. When Robin is sentenced to hang, she vows to rescue him because where they have chosen, steadfast will they be.













“Set during the reign of James the V, STEADFAST WILL I BE focuses not on the intrigues of court but on the everyday happenings Scottish lairds and their subjects faced. The well-developed character arcs are intense and provide a satisfying happily ever after. A certain hit for those who love highland historical romances!”
~ Juliette Hyland, author

Award winning author of numerous books including Vengeance is Mine. As much as we enjoyed Furlong’s earlier historical romance Steadfast Will I Be, this latest endeavor showcases the author’s gift for bringing research to the page, enhancing her diverse, multi-layered characters. Her talent for creating a setting puts the reader in the middle of forests as easily as a castle keep. By Promise Made rings with authenticity and for those reasons deserves a 7. (out of 5)
~ Kat Henry Duran






Tippecanoe to Tipp City – The First 100 Years

Tippecanoe to Tipp City – The First 100 Years tells the story of the growth of a small town along Lock #15 of the Miami and Erie Canal in the early 1800s. With 200 antique photographs and captions/stories, the birth of what is now Tipp City, Ohio comes to life. On the cover is the Tippecanoe volunteer fire department in their new uniforms with their new ladders, hoses, and nickel trumpets for signaling each other during a fire.



Legendary Locals of Tippecanoe to Tipp City

Legendary Locals of Tippecanoe to Tipp City is dedicated to all the people who were so busy living their lives that they didn’t know they were living history. With over 200 photographs and stories, from the first owner of the land, Robert Evans, to the town founder, John Clark, to the modern day, here is a glimpse into the lives of the people who gave their time, talent, and love to Tippecanoe and Tipp City.







Autographed Copies

Autographed copies available locally at Tipp-Monroe Community Services – 3 E. Main Street, Tipp City 937.667.8631 and www.tmcomservices.org or from the Tippecanoe Monroe Historical Society - 20 N 3rd St Tipp City - (937) 667-4092 and at www.tippecanoehistoricalsociety.org.



The Twelve Seats at the Table

The Twelve Seats at the Table – co-written with Marilee Lake. A dramatization of the disciples at the Last Supper - The setting, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci's painting "The Last Supper," is the upper room during the last Passover meal celebrated by Jesus and His disciples before the crucifixion. Published by Eldridge Publishing at www.95Church.com. Has been produced at various locations across the country since 1997. YouTube available at www.Youtube.com – search under The Twelve Seats at the Table – posted by Greg Taylor (There are several videos of other productions as well.)