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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Deborah Larson  

Pen Name: DL Larson


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1952 in

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Illinois Connection

Larson grew up in Paw Paw, Illinois and now lives in Earlville, in LaSalle County Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Larson is the children's librarian in the Earl Township Public Library.

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Titles At Your Library

Memories Trail
ISBN: 0972301186

Helm Publishing (IL). 2004

Three people, united in passion and purpose, are torn apart by the destruction of war. Domination over wilderness beyond the frontier threatens all they believe in. For Elizabeth Kincaid, her innocence as well as her ignorance of frontier ways spells danger when she is captured by a band of savages and taken into the wilds of the Ohio Territory. Except one of these savages, the leader named Tecumseh is not the heathen she thought he was, especially when she realizes they share a common gift, visions of things to come. Tecumseh asked Elizabeth for a vision, and after several days pass, she tells him of a man who will come to their village in friendship. No one is more surprised than Elizabeth when the man appears with the morning sun just as she envisioned. But evil lurks even in the most tranquil of settings and Tecumseh’s brother accuses the man of her vision, Will Douglas, of being the devil. To defend his honor and hers, Will must run the gauntlet. His life or death will decide her own. Governor Harrison of the Indiana Territory intends to expand the frontier. The Shawnee and other Indian tribes are to give up their land or suffer the consequences. The Shawnee, Tecumseh’s tribe has already given all they can. Tecumseh wishes for a united Indian Nation where they can live just as their ancestors had for generations. The British in Detroit have long guns and cannon aimed at the Americans. It is only a matter of time before war breaks out.

Promises To Keep
ISBN: 0977820564

Helm Publishing. 2006

Annie Douglas's wayward husband Joe spends too much time at the saloon. His obsession drives Annie to do the unthinkable. Christine Douglas Frailey is determined to strengthen the marriage bond with her husband. But Francis has a nasty secret he keeps from her, destroying the trust between them. Gambling threatens to ruin a family infidelity taints a marriage, and tender dreams lay shattered. Devastation tears each couple apart, but is devotion and deep-rooted love strong enough to bring them back together? Join the Douglas family on an adventure of the heart and soul, a journey that each must make as they search for the forgiving power of love.

Promises My Love
ISBN: 1457519410

Dog Ear Publishing, LLC. 2013

The Story from Promises To Keep continues with ...

Promises My Love

a novel

by DL Larson

Francis Frailey fears he might become as abusive as his uncle once was, so he admires his young family from a distance. His plan is lonely, but safe, until his wife Christine sneaks past his staunch decorum. With tender devotion she coaxes him beyond his wretched childhood memories to a place where trust and love grows.

The fragile bond shatters when Francis' family intervenes and he must decide if hate will rule his heart. Christine promises forgiveness will make him whole, but Francis aches for revenge. He's determined to kill his uncle and be done.

Christine's brother, Joe Douglas, has plans of his own that include asking his wife Annie to face her troubled past. But to help Christine, Joe agrees to go after Francis and bring him home. Taking his young son and nephew with him unhinges them all. Joe doesn't know if the love Francis has for his son is stronger than the hate he harbors for his uncle. Or perhaps Francis despises himself most of all. Joe fears the wrong person may end up dead.

Midwest Book Review on Promises To Keep

' ... Promises To Keep is the story of life, good and bad, it's challenges and the hope of new beginnings. Excellent read!'

From Reader's View on Promises To Keep

' ... this story will touch your heart. Annie and Christine are strong women who do not take commitment lightly... I felt I knew these two women intimately... Larson is a talented writer.'



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