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Banished Love (Banished Saga, Book 1) Kindle Edition

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--""Banished Love" is an entertaining historical romance that touches on the women suffrage movement, the conventions and prejudices of society, class distinction, and the family expectations that women were subjected to in the Victorian era." InD'Tale Magazine 

"If you love Jane Austen novels, this is the perfect companion to any of her amazing books." The Indie Book Shelf.

From the Author

Please visit my webpage (  for more information about BANISHED LOVE, my inspirations for the novel, and for ideas for your Book Club. If you would like me to attend one of your book club meetings (via Skype), there is information there on how to contact me. Book two in the saga, RECLAIMED LOVE, will be released late June 2014. 

There is a "BANISHED LOVE" extras page on my webpage and on that page you can hear the music that Lucas and Clarissa played in the novel. A big thank you to my friend Molly and cousin Brendan for their help. I will add "extras" as I think of them so check back frequently.

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  • File Size: 821 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Grizzly Damsel Publishing; 1 edition (January 21, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 21, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00I0TGX4K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,862 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Ramona Flightner is an avid reader, writer, and traveler. By day, she practices the healing arts as a nurse practitioner. Every other moment, she's researching, reading and writing her next novel. BANISHED LOVE, RECLAIMED LOVE, and UNDAUNTED LOVE are the first novels in her forthcoming Banished Saga.

Ramona is from Missoula, Montana. She currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. Her favorite pastimes are fly fishing the cool, clear streams of a Montana river, hiking in the mountains, and spending time with family and friends.

Connect with Ramona: her webpage:; Facebook:; on pinterest: or on twitter: @ramonaflightner. She loves to hear from fans!

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By Jaci on September 7, 2015
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So slow...It drug on and on. Just to end on a cliffhanger. Really?!?! Another book?!? No thank you. I'm just glad that this one was free.
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I was disappointed in this book. It did not feel real and the relationship between Gabe and Clarissa seemed forced. It was hard to believe the characters and honestly Gabe's mood swings were ridiculous. I was rolling my eyes near the end because it really was absurd. I enjoyed the realistic description of Boston, but that is where it ends. It is hard to believe that anyone would be as stupid as Clarissa, especially considering her past. It felt like the author forced situations and overheard conversations since she was writing in first person and wanted us to know things. I found myself annoyed with the characters and situations more than anything else. I definitely would not recommend wasting any money or time on this book.
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I'm just going to come right out and say it has been a while since I've read a really good historical romance. I love them, I do, but there seems to be some recurring themes in which the ones I've read recently turn out to be the same barn, just with different paint. I was, as you can probably imagine, rather happy to find that Banished Love wasn't that same barn.

Clarissa Sullivan is a bit... let's just say clumsy. Leaving the school where she teaches to immigrant girls on a rainy day, she rushes to quickly get to her uncle's store. Ignoring the closed sign(her uncle is always happy to see her), she rushes straight in and runs right into the ladder that Gabriel McLeod is on top of, causing him to fall to the ground with a quite a few injuries. Meeting him sparks Clarissa's journey through social prejudice as she must learn to look past what society, and her own family, think and say and follow her heart.

I really loved this! Thanks so much to Ramona Flightner for showing us the world of 1900 Boston through Clarissa's eyes. I absolutely adored her spirit and found this story to be way more than just a romance novel. I recommend for fans of historical romance, or good quality fiction in general. Very descriptive, I always felt like I was right there in the story. It sort of reads like one of your favorite Hallmark movies(anyone who knows me knows how much I love those!). I'm curious to see what's in store for us next from this author.

*I received this book to review from the author. However, this in no way affected my review.*
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To write a historical romance story in this day and age has to take a lot of time and a huge amount of love for the story. The way Ms. Flightner depicts Boston in the early 1900’s was fascinating. The descriptions were amazing, almost as if I were watching a movie. The vivid details were marvelous and the characters were extremely easy to associate with.

Clarissa is our female main character. We get to follow her as she struggles to find her own voice and earn her families acceptance for who she is. What I truly appreciated about this story is how the author, Ms. Flightner, kept Clarissa’s character and personality true from beginning to end. No matter what obstacle that was presented, we as the reader knew what the right choice was, however what is right for us was wrong for Clarissa. It was truly comical watching her make some monumental mistakes, and navigates her way through societies standards. Throughout the entire read, we are able to witness a girl slowly emerge into a woman with her own thoughts and her own ideas.

Keeping firm to the history of romance and courting in the early 1900’s, there is very little smut. Kissing is chaste and very well placed. The longing that Clarissa endures keeps the reader on pins and needles. The entire read is like one huge foreplay scene with just a kiss as the reward. However, that kiss is worth a thousand words.

I simply adored all of the supporting characters. If you are not familiar with this era you really have nothing to worry about as far as being able to fully grasp the plot. Ms. Flightner does an exceptional job at detailing how personal etiquette was highly demanded in order to be socially accepted, especially as a
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I picked up this book because it was talking about the suffragettes, which I am intensely interested in. Ms. Flightner did an excellent job not only of crafting believable likeable and some dislikeable characters but I think very much grabbed the essence and attitude of the times. I seriously would not have survived back then. Women had no rights and some were so scared of rocking the boat as it might mean they were ostracized and left out in the cold… literally. Women really had to compete against each other to get the best man.

I loved Clarissa and her struggle with breaking free of the invisible ties that bound her to being a dutiful woman, learning the proper etiquette for how to be social and how to run a proper household. There were times I got so ticked – that’s how well written it is – at the oppressive nature and the beliefs that what woman say didn’t matter. There is also an interesting romance budding but Clarissa has chosen beneath her which is not okay and creates all kinds of problems.

It is such a good journey of seeing what women and some men who wanted change were up against. I absolutely enjoyed this novel and I highly recommend it. I am so looking forward to book Two. Exceptionally well done.
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stand alone book ?
Hi Foxwatcher- this isn't a standalone book, but the next parts of the series are already available. Reclaimed Love and Undaunted Love continue with the storyline begun in Banished Love. I'm currently writing Book 4. I hope you enjoy Banished Love!
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