Author Ervin, SharonErvin Sharon

NIGHTINGALE, my newest novel, begins as Jessica Blair, 18, rescues a runaway stallion in a remote area of Great Britain in May, 1840. A scullery maid, Jessica is the well-educated daughter of a deceased professor, and is sole support of her ailing, widowed mother. Ignorant of the danger in handling an overwrought stallion, Jessica calms the runaway, then backtracks to find the animal's missing rider. She locates Devlin Miracle, 29, the arrogant Twelfth Duke of Fornay, cowering in the underbrush beside the road waiting for daylight. But for this nobleman, there will be no daylight. Injuries, inflicted by highwaymen, have left him blind.

This is my 10th published novel, initially in e-book format only, available from Amazon, iTunes, Nook, Kindle, phones, computers, anywhere e-readers can snag the story. A paperback may follow. I have a degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma and am a former newspaper reporter. I work half-days in my husband and older son's law office, bookkeeper as probate clerk and general flunky. We have four grown children.

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