Banished Love

Banished Love by Ramona Flightner, The Banished Saga

Book 1: The Banished Saga

Clarissa Sullivan dreams for more from life than sipping tepid tea in stifling parlors in Victorian Boston. She defies her family’s wishes, continuing to teach poor immigrant children in Boston’s West End, finding a much-needed purpose to her life.

As a suffragette, Clarissa is considered a firebrand radical no man would desire. For why should women want the vote when men have sheltered women from the distasteful aspects of politics and law?

When love blossoms between Clarissa and Gabriel McLeod, a struggling cabinetmaker, her family objects. Clarissa’s love and determination will be tested as she faces class prejudices, manipulative family members and social convention in order to live the life she desires with the man she loves.

Will she yield to expectations, or follow her heart on a journey of self-discovery as she learns what she cannot live without?


My goal will be to add a link to the websites where Banished is reviewed, with a little blurb from each. A Montana sized thank you to each reviewer. Enjoy!

“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.”

— Paige from Electively Paige

“I absolutely am in love with this story and its characters…. READ THIS!! It is completely worth it, and the cliffhanger at the end just makes you (or at least it did me) want to read the next book in the series.”

— Kayla from Journey with Books Blog

“If you love Jane Austen novels, this is the perfect companion to any of her amazing books.”

— Leslie Fear from The Indie Book Shelf

“This was an empowering tale about following your dreams no matter where they may take you.”

— Sara from The Drunken Druid

”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

“I am quite pleased to recommend to my readers another clean, historical romance that is incredibly well-written and quite entertaining to read.”

— Ruth from My Devotional Thoughts

“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.”

— Maggie Thom’s Blog

“As a fan of historical fiction I gave this book a chance even though I’m not a huge “romance” fan. I was delightfully surprised by the awesome, relatable characters. It wasn’t an overly fluffy story. There is social prejudice and struggles. It also has a sweet romance story running along side the issues and I highly recommend this to any historical fiction fan.”

— The Crafty Cauldron

The Details

Publisher: Grizzly Damsel Publishing
Published: January 2014
ISBN-10: 0986050210
ISBN-13: 978-0986050213

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