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Sara Bennett Books In Order

Publication Order of Medieval Books

The Lily and the Sword (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rose and the Shield (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once He Loves (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kissing the Bride (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Greentree Sisters Books

Lessons in Seduction (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rules of Passion (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistress of Scandal (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Aphrodite’s Club Books

A Seduction in Scarlet (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Her Secret Lover (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Beloved Highlander (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Sara Bennett is an Australian writer that lives in the State of Victoria with her accountant of a husband, two children, three cats and a dog. Sara Bennett writes historical romance novels.

+Biography

Sara Bennett was born in Geelong, Victoria in 1957. Many of her earliest memories revolve around the years she spent in New South Wales. Like most writers, Sara’s childhood was characterized by her love for reading.

That is the one activity that always gave her joy. It was also the one activity she was always doing. Sara had no particular preference. There was nothing she did not read, from mystery to horror and even thrillers.

However, romance was always her favorite, and she often dreamed of creating her own romance tales. However, writing did not immediately call to the author. Rather, Sara Bennett took the long way around to achieving her dreams.

She spent a few years working in Brisbane’s department of Justice. She also worked as a clerk with the commonwealth government. Regardless of how effectively she did her work, Sara has few kind words for what she eventually came to perceive as a series of rather mind-numbing jobs she had little choice but to pursue.

In fact, the only reason Sara took up writing was to relieve the stress pent up from the uninspiring nature of her day jobs. The author did not map out her journey to publishing success. She started small, writing simple short stories that she would submit to Australian magazines. Sara had obviously dreamt of being a writer, but she never conceived of the possibility of making it a career.

For this reason, she never took the short stories she wrote seriously. Things changed when one of Sara Bennett’s short stories won a local contest. Before she could process the victory, Sara quickly found that everyone knew her name.

After all, she had been in the newspapers. People were now aware of her existence. More importantly, some of those people were more than willing to pay her to write. And finally, without planning it, Sara found herself on the road to becoming a full-time writer.

Life seemed to take over from that point onward; Sara became the passenger as she was swept towards a future as a published author. Because Sara loved history, it only made sense that she would inject it into her passion for romance to create her own brand of historical romance stories.

The author began shaping her reputation by producing historical romance for Mills and Boon, though she had these books published under the pseudonym of Deborah Miles. She also experimented with a few stories under the name of Lilly Sommers before finally stepping forward and delivering historical romances under her real name.

Sara has become fairly commonplace today, though some people might not know that she is behind pseudonyms like Sara Mackenzie, through whom she produces paranormal romances and Kaye Dobbie.

Sara Bennett calls the town of Bendigo home. When she isn’t writing, she is trying to manage her very busy household. When she finds a few moments of freedom, Sara will get immersed in her garden, which she really loves, especially her collection of old world roses.

When Sara isn’t running her family or milling around her garden, she will read. Interestingly enough, Sara doesn’t like reading romance novels during those periods when she is writing romance. She is afraid of being influenced by and inadvertently rewriting the stories she is reading.

When the urge to read comes, Sara will find a crime novel or even something factual to occupy her time, at least until she finally finishes writing her own romance novel; after that, the author will go on a romance novel binge.

+The Lily and the Sword

When Lady Lily was brought before the King’s Sword, a man that struck fear in the hearts of all that heard his name, all she felt in meeting his black steely gaze was desire. Lily knew she had to lie there and then if only to keep her heart safe.

Radulf should have known that Lily wasn’t who she claimed to be. Yet he ignored his instincts and married her anyway. He knew he was taking a great risk, putting his life on the line for a woman who filled him with a burning desire.

The Lily and the Sword is a medieval tale of romance set in 1070. Lily, the heroine of the story, is looking to survive the wrath of King William. After being used, abused and betrayed by every man she knows, Lily uses every skill in her arsenal to evade capture.

However, her hiding place is eventually discovered and she is brought before the greatest warrior in the land. Lily and Radulf should have been the most bitter of enemies. Yet they were immediately struck with an attraction they couldn’t control, and one which risked consuming both of them.

Radulf has to be cautious around Lily. He has already faced betrayal at the hands of a woman, so he watches Lily closely. And it isn’t long before she proves that he cannot trust her. Lily’s lies come to the surface, and Radulf is determined to take her to King William.

However, his heart isn’t as hard as he claims, and he soon begins to struggle with his feelings.

As a debut novel, Sara Bennett’s book doesn’t really blow any minds. However, it is by no means terrible. The fact that Sara is a first time writer shows. The book is pretty light and doesn’t deliver as much character and plot development as one might expect.

+Lessons in Seduction

When Miss Vivianna Greentree’s haven for Orphans is threatened, she refuses to be cowed when her appeals to the owner of the property go unanswered. When Vivianna realizes that the heartless Sir Oliver Montgomery cannot be moved by reason, she turns to the most notorious courtesan in London for help, learning the ways of seduction in order to break Oliver’s hard heart.

The first book in the Greentree Sisters series finds Vivianna Greentree trying to save an orphanage by seducing the man who seeks to destroy it. Oliver Montgomery isn’t a complete monster. There are personal reasons behind his actions. However, Vivianna refuses to let him have his way.

Her attempts to seduce Oliver eventually deliver unexpected results for the both of them.

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