A Lick and a Promise: The Loyalist’s Luck New Cover

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Today’s post is a promise of things to come for those who love a great historical novel. Following on the tail of last year’s The Loyalist’s Wife,

The Loyalist’s Luck

is scheduled for release this fall.

John and Lucy escape the Revolutionary War to the unsettled British territory across the Niagara River with almost nothing. In the untamed wilderness they must fight to survive, he, off on a secret mission for Colonel Butler and she, left behind with their young son and pregnant once again. In the camp full of distrust, hunger, and poverty, word has seeped out that John has gone over to the American side and only two people will associate with Lucy–her friend, Nellie, who delights in telling her all the current gossip, and Sergeant Crawford, who refuses to set the record straight and clear John’s name. To make matters worse, the sergeant has made improper advances toward Lucy. With John’s reputation besmirched, she must walk a thin line depending as she does on the British army, and Sergeant Crawford, for her family’s very survival.

Watch for upcoming news on this and other writing events. And if you haven’t  yet purchased the first in the Loyalist trilogy, here’s the link. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

For All Lovers of Historical Fiction

Available Now: The Loyalist’s Wife, the first book in The Loyalist Trilogy!

by Elaine Cougler, winner of the WCDR 2014 Pay It Forward Scholarship

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When American colonists resort to war against Britain and her colonial attitudes, a young couple caught in the crossfire must find a way to survive. Pioneers in the wilds of New York State, John and Lucy face a bitter separation and the fear of losing everything, even their lives, when he joins Butler’s Rangers to fight for the King and leaves her to care for their isolated farm. As the war in the Americas ramps up, ruffians roam the colonies looking to snap up Loyalist land. Alone, pregnant, and fearing John is dead, Lucy must fight with every weapon she has.

With vivid scenes of desperation, heroism, and personal angst, Elaine Cougler takes us back to the beginnings of one great country and the planting of Loyalist seeds for another. The Loyalist’s Wife transcends the fighting between nations to show us the individual cost of such battles.

Purchase The Loyalist’s Wife on Amazon here.


10 thoughts on “A Lick and a Promise: The Loyalist’s Luck New Cover

    • Hey, Brian. How’s your touring going? I’m still working on revisions for The Loyalist’s Luck but am in Ottawa for four days so not too much going on during that time. Having fun, though. e.


  1. I love the cover, Elaine, but I’m surprised it’s so completely different from the cover of The Loyalist’s Wife. Considering that they’re the first two books of a trilogy, did you ever consider having a common look or ‘brand’ for them (as well as the third book)? Would it be possible to do a 2nd edition of TLW and retrofit its cover into the new style?


    • Oh, Matt, you know I worked through all that! The colour scheme is very similar with the red, green and dark colours. Each book stands very well on its own, though, so my cover choice reflects that. One does not have to read the first one to understand the second.
      I also loved the cover for The Loyalist’s Wife so have no plans to change it.
      Thanks for your comments, Matt.
      All best, Elaine


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