Reviews - Historical

Orphaned as an infant, Cecily Neville was raised and educated by the hospitallers of her village until the reformation forced them from their homes and into hiding. Now she and the three remaining former monks live quietly, hiding their Catholicism and hoping to escape persecution. Unfortunately, Cecily has made an enemy of the new landlord of the area, Allan Smythe.

Driven away from his home and family, Ewan Ross is searching for his place in the world and a motivation for his life. In seeking revenge for an attack on a woman he has come to care for, Ewan finds a small bit of usefulness. Catriona Mackay has spent the past year recovering from a brutal attack and is just learning to live again.

Alice, Betty, and Lizzie have been best friends for as long as their adventurous minds can remember. As the Spanish Flu sweeps through their homes, Harry and Fin are on their way to their homes in Pine Lake after serving their time in the war. Nothing would make Alice happier than getting married to Harry. However, one of her best friends has her eyes and heart set on him. Is it Betty?

Tresta D’Mearc is angry and heartbroken. Her husband and love of her life, Teague D’Mearc, Lord Dorstone, has chosen to answer His Majesty’s call to arms. Teague leads his knights into battle, not to defend their home, but to join King Richard’s Crusade for the Holy Land. Tresta knows she will never see her husband again if they are separated.

In 1857 London, Alice Loughton, a young, shy, and at times socially awkward woman, is going into her first season. Her brother, Oliver, wants Alice to find a husband. As Alice goes to the required social events, she is terribly uncomfortable. She is incredibly shy and finds she has a problem—her brother's longtime best friend Frederick Kempton.

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