Reviews - Historical

Noèle finds herself alone, tending her infant, Ophélie, and recalling memories of her husband, Étienne. Even though he perished two years ago, she cherishes memories of their love. The Duret family becomes a haven for her after a privateer ravages her. When the unwelcome Dubois returns, she resists. When the dishonorable Dubois finds the hiddenbaby, he beats Noèle.

Maisie Brinley, a young, strong-willed woman, utilizes her words to turn away eligible bachelors from the wealthy Boston scene. Maisie holds a secret from her overbearing mother on why she refuses these bachelors. When Maisie meets the local preacher, he tells her of letters from men in the wild frontier looking for wives. Maisie reads one, and a spark is ignited.

Meg Swift, a viscount’s daughter, is at “The Cinderella Ball” her godfather, the duke, hosts for his unwed goddaughters. Meg catches the attention of Dougal Black, Duke of Thorncroft, while she is filching gilded almonds. Three months prior, the duke himself was a commoner. He feels out of place at the ball because of all the rules.

Lord Ian Wallace just witnessed Bennett Sutton become injured during a duel; however, he knew he did not fire a single shot. Chaos fuels the encounter as everyone present tries to discover who shot Bennett and why. In the uncertainty of his survival, Bennett asks Ian to promise to uphold his deal to marry his niece, Ivy-Rose.

Gavin MacKeefe is known around the town as a Highlander and terrible glutton, loving nothing more than to eat and drink. However, he finds himself in a predicament after breaking two of Old Callum MacKeefe’s rules of the tavern. Due to his rule breaking, he is now sent away as an outcast of the town and must assist the cordwainer’s daughter, Davita, in order to redeem his good graces.

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