BREAKING TIES by Jo Grafford

Do NOT miss Breaking Ties

by Jo Grafford!

Through Jo Grafford’s rich, descriptive prose, we are transported to the late 16th century and travel along with Rose Payne as she sails away from England in order to escape her past. Rose has signed on as ship’s clerk with a group of colonists, bound for the New World to establish the City of Raleigh. Through Rose’s eyes, we become acquainted with a number of well-developed characters, including Manteo, a handsome and mysterious Native American, and experience intrigue, romance, betrayal, and much more.

After reading BREAKING TIES, I am convinced Jo Grafford is of the best authors of our time. I’m anxiously awaiting the continuation of The Lost Colony Series and will be sure not to miss any other stories she pens.

From Jo Grafford’s website:

A cursed island, a chilling conspiracy, and an unforgettable love story. The 115 colonists on Roanoke Island couldn’t GPS, skype or twitter their ultimate destination back to their families and friends in 16th Century England. But modern laser technology has finally uncovered a clue – hidden beneath a patch on an ancient map at the British museum – that leads us to their whereabouts. Considered “lost” for centuries, these brave pioneers finally reveal the rest of their story in…THE LOST COLONY SERIES.

Rose Payne’s world is left in tatters after a disastrous betrothal, making her an easy target for recruiters to the Colonies. Using every cent she has, Rose sails for the New World and a fresh start, vowing to never again fall for a wealthy man.

Returning from a diplomatic tour in London, Chief Manteo is bewitched by the fiery-haired ship’s clerk and determined to overcome her distrust. He contrives a daring plan to win her heart – one that forces her, honor bound, to serve as a slave to his tribe – a plan he prays will protect her from a chilling conspiracy involving murder, blood money, and a betrayal of their fledgling colony so terrifying it can only be revealed in Breaking Ties. 

Book One – BREAKING TIES (Rose, the ship’s clerk) Available now!

Book Two – TRAIL OF CROSSES (Jane, the huntress) Coming soon!

Book Three – INTO THE MAIN (Agnes, the apothocary) Coming soon!

5 thoughts on “BREAKING TIES by Jo Grafford

  1. Thank you, Wendi! I am awed and humbled by such an amazing review and more inspired than ever to continue writing. Trail of Tears, Book #2, is over half way written. Coming soon in 2014!!


  2. Ooh, interesting! I’d not heard of this series before but it sounds really great. Thanks for the addition to my tbr list, Wendi!

    p.s. I had a neighbor, growing up, named Rose Payne 🙂 She isn’t fiery-haired, though.


    1. Hey, Monica,

      I’m glad you won’t miss it – I can’t think of anyone to whom I wouldn’t recommend this book! That’s a strange coincidence about the name. If you look at the list on Jo Grafford’s website, most of the names she uses are the same as were included in the real group of people who disappeared.


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