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ISBN: 9781933836362

The Legacy

by: TJ Bennett

When her brief, disastrous marriage to a fortune hunter ends in scandal, Baronesse Sabina von Ziegler’s vengeful adoptive father imprisons her in a cloister. Nine years later, however, following the teachings of the reformer Martin Luther, she arranges a daring escape. She is free at last—for the moment—a noblewoman of conscience, and has learned a lesson about trusting men she will never forget.

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TJ Bennett is a former Romance Writers of America (RWA) Golden Heart finalist whose first novel, The Legacy (2008), a historical romance set in Early Reformation Germany, explores the destructive nature of secrets. Her follow-up novel, The Promise, released in 2009. TJ has placed in a number of writing contests, including the Daphne du Maurier, the Lone Star, the Lauries, the Heart to Heart, the Emerald City Opener, and many others. TJ is the former editor as well as a contributor for the Los Angeles Romance Authors’ (LARA) award-winning newsletter, The LARA Confidential. TJ has led writing workshops and spoken on the literary “black moment.” She knows a lot about the black moments of life and uses that knowledge to enhance her writing. She believes nothing is ever lost, and no painful experience is in vain: it’s all research. Her varied background includes extensive travel in her youth as a military dependent in Europe; being president of her own consulting and training business for several years, where she used the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality profiler to help CEOs and managers develop successful work teams; and working thirteen years as a civilian contract negotiator for the US Air Force, buying multimillion-dollar satellite and weapons systems. Armed with a BA and an MA in English, she began teaching college writing in 2002.
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The Legacy 2008
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Overview

Book 1 in the Behaim Brothers of Wittenberg Series

When her brief, disastrous marriage to a fortune hunter ends in scandal, Baronesse Sabina von Ziegler’s vengeful adoptive father imprisons her in a cloister. Nine years later, however, following the teachings of the reformer Martin Luther, she arranges a daring escape. She is free at last—for the moment—a noblewoman of conscience, and has learned a lesson about trusting men she will never forget.

Wolfgang Behaim, a widowed commoner, is a tradition-bound printer from the rising middle class with a secret that threatens to destroy everything he holds dear. Burdened by the mysterious circumstances surrounding his father’s death, he has no heart for love. Yet he finds himself suddenly betrothed to Sabina, the Baron von Ziegler’s adopted daughter.

It is a marriage neither wants. Sabina again finds herself imprisoned by the Baron, in a dungeon this time, being slowly starved to death. Her only key to freedom is marriage to Wolf. And Wolf must marry Sabina, or the murderous Baron will reveal the secret from his past.

Though neither comprehends the dark purpose behind the Baron’s machinations, they are forced into a union they never plan to consummate. But as they fight to discover the truth of the mysteries surrounding them, they find themselves challenged by a fiery passion they cannot resist. Can they overcome their past and find love even as lies, war, and an unexpected enemy conspire against them?

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  • France, J’ai Lu
  • Spain, Ediciones B.S.A., and Circulo de Lectores, Book Club Edition
Details

ISBN: 9781933836362
Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2008
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3 Stars HOT “Bennett offers a very interesting look at the reformation and the social changes it brought. The romance is central to the story, but the background is very well researched, and the plot is nicely executed.… This is definitely an author to watch.” ~ Bunny Callahan, Romantic Times BOOKreviews

“Ms. Bennett has penned a fabulous story that will keep the reader glued to its pages; a vivid, intriguing, and fast-paced tale that grabs your heart from the beginning and keeps it to the very end.” ~ Laruen Calder, Affaire de Coeur Magazine

“T.J. Bennett highlights a fascinating and little-known historical period in this tender and moving love story.” ~ Lynn Reynolds, Romance Junkies