I grew up
in a small Alberta town. Reading was my ticket to the world and I spent a large part of my childhood between the covers of a book. My mom introduced me to romance novels when I was a teenager, but it was my dad who introduced me to historical romance. He suggested I read Catherine Cookson. That was it - I was hooked on the historical novel and to this day, it is still my preference.
Besides writing, I enjoy gardening, camping, yoga, going for walks, and watching sports – NFL, NASCAR and my hometown Calgary Stampeders and Calgary Flames. I belong to the Association of Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, the Romance Writers of America, and am active in the Calgary chapter of the RWA.
My husband and I live in Calgary in the same house we bought just after we got married. We have two adult sons and our granddaughter, Sofie Mae. http://www.amwesterling.com/index.html
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Even though it means her chances of marriage are slim, Lady Catherine Harrington prefers life in Cornwall where she devotes her time to playing her pianoforte. A chance encounter with Lord Julian Fitzgerald has her believing that perhaps one day she may fulfill her dream of performing in public. His interest in her puzzles her for he is betrothed to another.
The son of a duke, Julian Fitzgerald will stop at nothing, not even the displeasure and disapproval of his parents and society, to forge his own future. When sabotage threatens the success of his tin mine, he puts his own life in danger to prevent it. But will it be enough? Particularly when thoughts of the alluring Catherine distract him.
Will Catherine’s passion for music lead her to find passion in the arms of Julian? Or will her determined young lord succumb to family duty?
The romance that started the Harrington Saga
After a disappointing Season, Lady Evelyn Kendall retreats to Kendall Hall in Cornwall. Her immediate future does not include a husband, although a renewed acquaintance with long-time family friend Oliver Harrington shows promise. When a local vicar offers her an opportunity to organize a Christmas pageant for disadvantaged children, Evelyn accepts, never thinking it would lead to disaster for both her and Oliver.
Lord Oliver Harrington has long harbored feelings for Evelyn, but dealing with an ailing father and a faltering estate leaves him little time to pursue his intention of seeking her hand in marriage. However, his plans to improve the family fortunes are disrupted when a thief strikes the Harrington holdings.
When Evelyn realizes who the thief is, will Oliver blame her? Or will the magic of mistletoe lead her into his arms?
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Will Lady Catherine Harrington's passion for the keyboard lead her to find passion in the arms of Lord Julian Fitzgerald?
With the threat of scandal hanging over Lady Leah Harrington, her parents arrange a temporary position for her in Australia as a companion to her aunt. Leah vows that on her return to England, she will forge her own future as a published lady of letters. However, now that she’s learned men are not to be trusted, having her sensibilities muddled by a dashing navy captain is not what she had planned for herself.
Despite France’s ever-present menace during the Napoleonic Wars, Captain Heath Trevelyan is ordered to transport a load of convicts aboard HMS Charlotte Mary destined for the penal colony of Australia. As a favour to a friend, he also provides passage for an alluring young woman and her aunt. When his ship sinks during a storm, a battle of endurance ensues for Heath and the survivors, including several convicts and the beauty who has captured his senses.
Which will he obey? His orders or his heart?
Lady Sophie Harrington is not one to abide by society’s strictures. If there’s one thing she knows, it’s that she will not be paraded on the London marriage market in hopes of finding a suitable husband. When a handsome bachelor moves into the neighbouring country estate, she thinks her wedding prospects are solved - all she must do is make the man fall in love with her and convince her parents he would be a good match.
Successful barrister Lord Bryce Langdon escapes London to begin a new legal practice in the rugged county of Cornwall. However, being the object of desire for two beautiful sisters disrupts his life and distracts him from his true purpose for being there – infiltrating a local smuggler’s ring.
Can Sophie win Bryce’s love? What will she do when she discovers Bryce is not the honourable man he appears to be? Sometimes temptation cannot be resisted…
June 2017 ~ Barkerville Beginnings (British Columbia) Author A.M. Westerling
Faced with financial ruin and the loss of her good name, Rose Chadwick decides to make a new start for herself and her young daughter Hannah in the rough and tumble gold rush town of Barkerville, British Columbia. However, making a new life is not so easy when it’s built on lies. And, long suppressed emotions within her are stirred when she meets a handsome young Englishman.
Viscount Harrison St. John knows he’s expected to marry well to bolster his family fortunes. Instead, he leaves England to pursue riches in the gold fields of a frontier town in the far off wilds of Canada. Soured on love because of a betrayal by his former fiancé, Harrison resists the attraction he has for Rose. Particularly considering she appears to be a happily married woman with a daughter of her own. Will dark secrets from Rose’s past keep them apart?
Haunted by memories of the 7th Crusade, Warin de Taillur vows to lay down his sword and embrace the monastic life. But first, rescuing an urchin abandoned by a French roadside will be the initial step in his absolution. When he discovers the urchin is a young noble woman in need of protection, against his better judgment he agrees to return her home to England. Love for her soon overwhelms him but it’s a love he must hold at bay for he has nothing to offer her other than a scarred heart.
Driven from her home, Caperun Keep, by a deceitful aunt, Alyna Caperun must place her trust in the brooding Crusader who rescues her. As the only means to recover her castle and at the king’s command, she consents to marrying the knight, Warin de Taillur, even though she knows he could never love her for anything other than the lands and castle she brings to the marriage. Knows too, he battles demons not even she can fathom.
Will they find love? Or will Warin’s past destroy any chance they have of finding happiness together?
Saucy pickpocket Simone Dougherty relies on her nimble fingers and quick mind to work London’s streets. However, using her wits to survi
ve in the East End is one thing. Using her wits to pose as the wife of the attractive Lord Temple Wellington is another thing altogether. Especially when her rebellious heart refuses to listen to reason.
Restless and bored with the life he’s carved out for himself, black sheep Lord Temple Wellington determines to turn over a new leaf. Somehow he never imagined embarking on a new life would involve marriage to a fetching thief with a penchant for trouble. A thief with mysteries of her own.
When Temple unexpectedly becomes the new Earl of Leavenby, will both his and Simone’s dark pasts rise up to haunt them? Or are they strong enough together to fight for their happiness?
Threatened with an unwanted marriage, Lady Josceline Woodsby escapes London to take a position as a country governess. When she discove
rs the job is no longer available, Josceline vows she will do anything to avoid returning to her previously dismal life - even if it means coercing the ruthless Captain Sharrington into providing her with employment.
Spurned by a father he never knew and sent off to sea at a very young age, Christopher Sharrington leaves a promising naval career determined to make his own mark on society as owner of a shipping enterprise. The only problem is, hiring the alluring Lady Woodsby as governess for children he doesn’t even have, is definitely not part of his future plans.
Josceline soon realizes Christopher is under the mistaken impression her social connections will help him attain his dream. Will he cast her out when he determines she is more a hindrance than a help? And what of the devastating secret he harbors? Will it destroy any chance they have of building a future together?
Banished from his homeland for a crime he didn’t com
mit, Thorvald Strongha
wk knows selling the Frisian beauty he’s captured will bring him the blood money nee
ded to regain his good name. When the man who accused Thorvald of the c
e is the one buying Gisela, Thorvald must decide what he wants more: To recover his reputation among his fellow countrymen, or tame the woman who has vowed to hate him forever for destroying her home and family.
Gisela of Falkenstead realizes the handsome, self assured Viking views her as nothing more than chattel to be bought and sold rather than a woman with a life and mind of her own. Although her head tells her to escape the man she thinks is nothing more than a savage murderer, her heart has other ideas.
Will Gisela find a way to flee? Or will she find love and happiness in Thorvald’s arms?