Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by my children, grandbabies, and assorted animals. An avid gardener, my love of herbs and heirloom plants figures into my work. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration. In addition to American settings, I also write historical and time travel romances set in the British Isles.
Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with multiple children & animals. The beauty of the valley is an inspiration, as are my roots which go well back into Virginia’s history.
My fascination with the colonial frontier and the Shawnee Indians is an early and abiding one. My English, Scot-Irish ancestors had interactions with this tribe, including family members taken captive. Intrigued with all things Celtic, much of my writing features the Scot-Irish who settled the valley and spread into the mountains and the Carolinas. This absorption with early America also extends to the high drama of the Revolution and ancestors who fought and loved on both sides of that sweeping conflict.
Moreover, I am ever intrigued by ghost stories, and Virginia has more tales than any other state. I find myself asking if the folk who’ve gone before us are truly gone, or do some still have unfinished business in this realm? And what of the young lovers whose time was tragically cut short, do they somehow find a way? Love conquers all, so I answer ‘yes.’
Recently I’ve written stories that hearken even further back to my English & Scottish roots. History comes to life in my tales of mystery and adventure. I invite you to travel back with me through these portals in time.
*I’m a member of RWA ®, Virginia Romance Writers, and Celtic Hearts Romance Writers. My work has received many awards including a 2008 Golden Heart Final with my American historical Through the Fire. SOMEWHERE MY LOVE won the 2008 Preditors & Editors Reader's Poll Best Romance Novel. Three of my Novels made the 2009 Publisher’s Weekly BHB Reader’s Choice Best Books. Four of my Novels Won Best Book of the Week at LASR.ENEMY OF THE KING made the best romance novel list at BUZZLE...
Videos by Beth Trissel
A Message from Beth
Reclaimed by his wealthy uncle, former Shawnee captive Corwin Whitfield finds life with his adopted people at an end and reluctantly enters the social world of 1764. He plans to return to the colonial frontier at his first opportunity--until he me... Available Now!
Logan McCutcheon returns to colonial Virginia after seven years in the hands of Shawnee Indians. But was he really a captive, as everybody thinks? He looks and fights like a warrior, and seems eager to return to those he calls friends and family.
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Kira, Daughter of the Moon
Caught with pot in her dorm room, Bailey Randolph is exiled to a relative's ancestral home in Virginia to straighten herself out. Banishment to Maple Hill is dismal, until a ghost appears requesting her help. Bailey is frightened but intrigued... Available Now!
Somewhere the Bells Ring
As the French Revolution rages, the English nobility offer sanctuary to many a refugee. Captain Dalton Evans arrives in Dover to meet a distant cousin, expecting to see a spoiled aristocrat. Instead, he's conquered by the simplicity of his new... Available Now!
Into the Lion's Heart (Love Letters)
Author/farm wife Beth Trissel shares the joys and challenges of rural life on her family’s small farm located in the scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Journey with her through the seasons on the farm, owned by her family since the 1930... Available Now!
Taken captive by a Shawnee war party wasn't how Charity Edmonson hoped to escape an unwanted marriage. Nor did Shawnee warrior Wicomechee expect to find the treasure promised by his grandfather's vision in the unpredictable red-headed girl... Available Now!
RED BIRD'S SONG
Neil MacKenzie's well ordered life turns to chaos when Mora Campbell shows up claiming he's her fiance from 1602 Scotland. Her avowal that she was chased to the future by clan chieftain, Red MacDonald, is utter nonsense, and Neil must conv... Available Now!
Somewhere My Lass
At the height of the French and Indian War, a young English widow ventures into the colonial frontier in search of a fresh start. She never expects to find it in the arms of the half-Shawnee, half-French warrior who makes her his prison... Available Now!
Through the Fire
Fast -paced historical romance novel, ENEMY OF THE KING, is my version of The Patriot with flavors if Daphne Du Maurier's Rebecca.
1780, South Carolina: While Loyalist Meriwether Steele recovers from illness in the stately home ... Available Now!
ENEMY OF THE KING
DAUGHTER OF THE WIND is a light paranormal/historical romace novel with strong Native American elements.
Autumn, 1784: A tragic secret from Karin McNeal's past haunts the young Scots-Irish woman who longs to know more of her mother’s... Available Now!
DAUGHTER OF THE WIND
Star-crossed lovers have a rare chance to reclaim the love cruelly denied them in the past, but can they grasp this brief window in time before it is too late?
Newly arrived at Foxleigh, the gracious old Wentworth home in Virginia, Brit... Available Now!