Reviews - Historical

By Promise Made
Susan Leigh

Hugh Cullane of Makgullane is about to lose his head! He only meant to steal a kiss, but Katherine Payne is no ordinary lass. Kit takes her position as protector of baby Mary, Queen of the Scots, quite seriously. When Hugh discloses that he brings a proposal from the English, it does him no favors. While Kit knows she should kill the messenger, her heart wars with her head.

CIVIL WAR ERA: With the bloody war over, Durksen Hurst is returning to his home in Mississippi with only two of the freedmen he'd fought with in a colored Union cavalry regiment, Antoinette, and a young boy. The rag tag group arrives in Turkle to find the devastation wrought by war, along with ugly racism that refuses to die.

Deborah Shelby returns home from the princess' court under a cloud of scandal. She is determined not to be a burden on her family, but prospects look bleak until Christopher Halland nearly runs her down on his horse. Christopher needs a wife if he wants control of his inheritance, and Deborah fits the bill.

Kingston Barclay has siblings to support and a nearly bankrupt estate to do it with. The only thing he has of worth is the title to the dukedom he will soon inherit and given his circumstances he’ll need it to attract a wealthy wife no matter how inconvenient it may be to his heart.

Sam Singleton finds a “boy” in the kitchen pantry of the Knight Gleason’s Gambling Galleria where he works as security and lives. Upon closer investigation, Sam realizes the boy is no boy at all, but a young woman by the name of Izzy, or Isadora McDougall. Izzy, who has run from her family, is given work and a place to live at the Galleria.