• Historical Fiction

    Her Majesty’s Quill: Naupaka Novella 1

    What if you lost everything? July 1827 Delmar Lécuyer flees across the South Pacific, one heart-racing knot ahead of the law. At twenty-one, he’s an outlaw—for a crime he didn’t commit—instead of following his surgeon career. As the tormenting clutches of France dissolve in the wind, he reaches Honolulu in hope of a new life. When the monarchy refuses the French disembarking for being Catholics, Delmar is devastated. Then, by a stroke of luck, he’s called before Her Majesty. Will he win the gamble with fate to ensure his stay? Her Majesty’s Quill is the first book in a historical fiction and magical realism series Naupaka that features an array of intercultural and compelling characters—from the surgeon protagonist to women pirates and Hawaiian magicians—that meet in a sizzling, historical context. If you like exotic locales, cringe-worthy explorations of early 19th-century medicine, and engaging, subtle fantasy, then you’ll love Mira Kanehl’s page-turning new series. Unlock Her Majesty’s Quill to read Delmar’s latest adventure today! “Her Majesty’s Quill is an enchanting start to a new series of novellas, reading historical, but with an undercurrent that is other-worldly. The reader simply knows without being told that something is afoot. […] History, myth, love, legend, adventure… This little novella has it all!”  —Susan Stradiotto from Truly Novel Reviews “Her Majesty’s Quill is a delightful historical novella, book one in a series. It is the story of Delmar Lécuyer, a French surgeon who travels to the South Pacific in the 1800s. He falls in with a group of missionaries, and encounters many adventures ministering to the sick in a Hawaiian culture alien to his European roots. There is also the promise of romance. The author has a gift for bringing the sights, sounds and smells of a past era alive with evocative phrases and vivid descriptions. I look forward to the next installment of Delmar’s story.”  —Jennifer Scoullar, Australian bestselling Author