Saturday, May 8, 2010

Celebrating Jean Hart Stewart's New Historical Adventure

Today we're celebrating the release of Jean Hart Stewart's new historical adventure, THE THIRD ROSE!

Jean feels she’s very much a Californian although she was born in Ohio. California has been home for a good many years. Life changed drastically for her when she was six and her father died incredibly from an errant golf ball. A dishonest insurance agent forced her sheltered mother to seek work, and she became a teacher. Her hours required Jean to be alone in the house in the afternoon, and since she was forbidden to leave till her mother got home, she became an avid reader. The local library supplied most of the books and she developed early her two of main interests, Jane Austen and King Arthur.

Reading is still one of her favorite activities, although she sometimes has to push it aside to make room for her enduring love of writing. Her journalism degree was used infrequently until recently. Marriage and raising two children pleasantly got in the way. After twenty years of being a real estate broker and with the kids raised she finally could devote her time to writing, her first love.

Jean's enchantment with the lore and legends of Druids and, therefore, delving into their history led to fascinating research that inspired her popular
Garland of Druids Series for Cerridwen Press. She's now enjoying writing stories filled with magic and romance for her Songs of the Mages Series, also for Cerridwen Press.

Few things in her life have been so satisfying, especially when all her books have a happy ending. Wonderful to make happen. It only gets more interesting when a secondary character demands his very own book. Who would want to deny him? Not Jean!


THE THIRD ROSE, a new historical adventure from Jean Hart Stewart.

Sara accosts Lord Wolverton in his bedroom late at night with the intent of shooting him in the groin so he'd never again rape an innocent girl. Fortunately Wolf overpowers her, since she finds he is not the villain she seeks. They embark together on a hunt to find the real rapist. Then the spy Wolf is also seeking turns his vengeance on Sara. Wolf needs her help to decode a cryptic message about 'the third rose' and track down the spy. He fears for her safety and yet knows he needs her help.

The spy hunt turns desperate and Sara and Wolf find themselves hurrying to Brussels to join Wellington and save the General's life. Matters come to a head at the Battle of Waterloo, with both Sara and Wolf proving their courage and their love.

But will even extraordinary love and courage be enough to save them both?


WIN - Leave Jean a comment or question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a free download of your choice from her books - Go to her website to check out her available books and be sure to leave us your choice along with your email address in case you are today's winner!


  1. Super congrats on the new historical release Jean!!! How exciting! Loved the excerpt - Where did the idea for this one come from?

    And this one is more an adventure, suspense without your normal magical touch - why the change?

    Enjoy your party and I hope THE THIRD ROSE is a HUGE seller for you - good luck with it!

  2. Saying hello to one of my favorite storytellers...Jean Hart Stewart! "The Third Rose" sounds like a very exciting and involving romance! Congrats : )

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

  3. Hi Jean,

    I love your stories. Big congrats on the new one, can't wait to get my greedy little paws on it!! So, what's up next?

    in Germany

  4. I can't wait to read "The Third Rose"- I would love to win a copy of "Gareth's Gambit"

  5. This looks like it's gonna be another awesome read from Jean.

    Congratulations on your new release!


  6. Congrats on your new release! hope you sellmany copies.

    kissinoak at verizon dot net

  7. It's May 10th and I owe big apologies to all you lovely people who commented. My computer for some reason is refusing to let me in to Author Island at all. Just managed to do so and want to thank you all for your heartening comments. I'd have answered much sooner if I could have. Arrgh, sometimes I hate Yahell..... Will try to reach you all individually...Jean