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Adrianne Summer

Author of The Colonel's Contraband and The Ronin Affair


New Release

ER nurse and herbalist Seraphina Laurent descends from a line of women abandoned by their men and doomed to loneliness and longing. While assisting at the Weld House Museum, she is captivated by a portrait of the handsome Colonel Aaron Weld before she suddenly collapses. Seraphina wakes in 1862 Virginia during the Civil War, contraband of the Union Army.

But when Weld appears and notices her rare beauty and healing skills, he’s determined to elicit her help and to make her his. However, Seraphina isn’t ready to become the loved and left, a certainty unless they can bridge time.


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This book really had me up till the wee hours of the morning to see what happened next, the story was very exciting, detailed and had me on a roller coaster of emotions about the characters! Great read and highly recommend.


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The Ronin Affair “Highly Recommend!” So good!!!

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I really enjoyed reading this book! All the characters are very complex. I fell in love with the main characters! The chapters are very short so it made it easy to read in a relatively short time. I am really looking forward to Adrienne’s next book!


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The Ronin Affair

“I couldn’t put it down!”

Not just a great read. This story is masterfully told from every character’s point of view. Open this book and enjoy the journey.

RHONDA DENNY Amazon Reader

The Colonel’s Contraband “Fantastic story telling!”

Characters well developed. Great plot. Historically and culturally accurate. Draws you in and makes you gasp, hold your breath, and cry. Loved the surprise ending....I reread the last 5 chapters at least 5 times!! Then went back and reread the first 5 chapters. It was well worth missing a day of chores. Way to go, Adrianne! Can't wait for your next book!!!

LUELLA H. Goodreads

The Colonel’s Contraband ”Awesome read!” Couldn't put it down!!


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Wednesday, March 29th 2023

Book Talk

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About Adrianne Summer

“I swim beneath the surface waiting to breakthrough, afraid I am no different than the other fish, yet knowing deep down I am.”

Adrianne Summer

I write for others to feel. I pour myself onto every page, into every character. I want to evoke emotion... make people think. What genre am I? Where do I fit? I don't. I am a genre unto myself.

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