RealTime Publishing Announces Return to Whittakerville, The Third and Final Book in a Series From Ca

RealTime Publishing author, Shirley A. Roe, releases the last of an historical fiction trilogy about The Whittaker Family.

[UKPRwire, Wed Jul 29 2009] RealTime Publishing, Inc. has published Return to Whittakerville by Shirley A. Roe, which is the author's most recent book to date. The 6 x 9 Paperback in the Historical Fiction category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Borders for a suggested retail price of $15.95. Return to Whittakerville is also available in multiple eBook formats from all the main online retail stores for $7.95. A webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info):
"I'll be right back." The pert young woman started down the aisle of the moving train. She steadied herself by clutching the seatbacks.

"Where do you think you're going?" He grabbed her arm roughly.

She wrenched her arm away from his grip, repeating sternly, "I said, I'll be right back." He glared at her with eyes as black as night. Ignoring his warning glare, she moved toward the businessman in the front of the train car, reading a copy of the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Approaching silently from behind, she casually dropped her handkerchief. As she stooped to retrieve it, her eyes scanned the headline: St. Louis Businessman escapes death at hand of kidnapper, child still missing.

The businessman turned, sensing her presence. He took in her soft chestnut hair and her deep green eyes, losing himself for a moment in her beauty; he could not ignore her great interest in the newspaper. "Would you like to read this? I am finished with it. I also have a copy of the St. Louis Daily Globe, if you would like it." She smiled up at him from her crouched position and quickly but elegantly regained her posture. From the rear of the car, dark eyes watched with great interest, his body ready to spring into action.

(Chapter 1, page 5)
This final novel in the series again centres around the Whittaker family. Martha and Jeremy Whittaker are worried about the fate of the their daughter Anna. Was she kidnapped or did she go willingly with the man that stabbed Jeremy? Is she in danger? The Whittaker family is again faced with turmoil and tragedy as they try to come to grips with Anna's fate. How could Martha raise three stepsons to become such fine young men and have her own flesh and blood turn against her? It all combine to create a fascinating plot of mystery and intrigue with a touch of romance set in nineteenth century America. A truly powerful Historical Fiction Novel.

Mothers and daughters have been in love/hate relationships for centuries, many will identify with Martha and Anna in the gripping tale set in the late 1800's. The Return to Whittakerville will solve the mystery of The Whittaker Family Reunion for fans of this loving, determined family. This is the final book in the three book series but watch for your favorite characters to continue with stories of their own.

The author's ability to bring to readers what it was like to live in this time period is uncanny. You almost feel as if you were there. It was full of suspense, made you love-hate some of the characters and yet at the same time realize that abuse was evident even in this time period. We don't read much about women who can leave the past behind, be strong and make a life for themselves in this era.

Deftly constructed at 210 pages, Return to Whittakerville is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Historical Fiction category. With Global wholesale distribution through Ingram, Barnes & Noble, Baker & Taylor, Books A Million and Borders, and pervasive online availability through RealTime Publishing's online store, Amazon and elsewhere, Return to Whittakerville meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $15.95 and $7.95, respectively.

Additionally, Return to Whittakerville can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers from the RealTime wholesale department by emailing To qualify for the maximum trade discount price set by the author, order in quantities of ten or more.
ISBN: 9781849610094 Format: 6 x 9 Paperback SRP: $15.95
ISBN: 9781849610070 Format: multi-format eBook SRP: $7.95

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About the Author:
Award winning Author, Shirley A. Roe is also Managing Editor for Allbooks Reviews. As a freelance writer, she spends time between Ontario, Florida and Scotland. Her published work, including inspirational articles and award winning poetry, has appeared in magazines, anthologies and daily newspapers. Winner of the Editor's Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry for 2002 and 2004 as well as recipient of the Freelance Writing Org. Int. first place award in 2003 for Business Articles, she excels in several genres. Shirley is a regular reviewer for Foreword Magazine, Midwest Reviews, Poetic Voices and several other prestigious review publications and sites. Her reviews are included in an interactive CD, "Book Review Index", which is distributed to libraries, corporate and academic sources.

Ms. Roe is proud to release the final book in the Martha Whittaker Story. The first two books were widely received, both in North America, the UK and Europe, developing a firm fan base. She is currently working on another historical fiction to be released shortly. Book one of the series, Of Dreams And Nightmares, won the UK Blether Gold Award. Book two of the series, The Whittaker Family Reunion, was a finalist in the 2009 NIEA Book Awards.

About RealTime Publishing, Inc.:
RealTime Publishing offers custom book publishing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available globally at and located in Limerick, Ireland, RealTime Publishing, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.

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