Reviews - Historical

A Fair Trade

Being raised by his trapper father and uncles has taught Jack Briggs to make do with little more than a knife and flask. Now he searches for a place to call home, and refined beauty Penelope may be the person to help him, as he leads the Findleys to Oregon. Honor-bound by her marriage vows, Penelope initially snubs his advances.

A young Gavin Knight watches as Bertie Laxton, Earl of Grennet, shoots his father in the face. Bertie is dismayed at having a five-year-old spectator, but tells him he will chop off his and his mother’s heads if he tells anyone what he has seen.  Gavin never tells and in time only remembers that a large green man shot his father.

Nicholas, being the eldest, is forced to marry a woman of a certain stature: with a certain aristocratic background and a certain wealth to her name. Yet, his future turns dire when he’s kidnapped and wakes up on board of a Portuguese slaver. Luckily, he soon finds an ally there: Alexandra Sutherland.

Although slavery has been abolished, Soleil Dufor and her daughter Hope run for their lives from James Williams, their former slave master and a tyrant. Fate shines a light upon them when they run right into Alex Cummings. He has been searching for Soleil since her abduction 6 years before.

Raised in an unhappy home, Lady Helen Sutherland learned that survival depends upon keeping her father happy. When she’s forced into a betrothal with a man known for killing his wives, she summons the courage to run away from home, seeking sanctuary with her best friend at the rival clan of McKay.