Reviews - Historical

The Call of the Sea
Sian Ann
Bessey

Rhiannon has always loved the sea and seeks comfort from it daily. On the day she is to meet her betrothed Viking ships land on her shores and in a violent raid her home is plundered, and her father killed. She seeks refuge with her family in the royal court. Leif is a Viking and the son of the Viking chief. He is expected to participate in the raids.

Get Your Duke On (Anthology)
Kathryn LeVeque, Chasity Bowlin, Alexa Aston, Maggi Anderson, Meara Platt, Mary Lancaster,
Caroline Lee, Elizabeth Johns, Cerise Deland, Bianca Blythe, Nadine Millard, Amy Jarecki, Sofie Darling, Merry Farmer
‘Get Your Duke On’ is a collection of fourteen short story/novella length Regency eraromances filled with more dukes than any one Ton can handle. Each story takes a differenttwist on marrying off a Duke, either by choice, convenience, or circumstance. The settings move from ballroom, to countryside, and even a gambling den. This anthology is definitely a smorgasbord of tropes.
‘Ascent’ is the story of a young woman’s emotional growth over a number of years,beginning at the age of fourteen when she is given to an invading Northern leader, who promptly leaves his child bride to sack and ruin elsewhere. After years of waiting, Poppa and her Norse husband, Hrofl, finally settle into their union and she gives birth to two children.

Warwick Herringthorpe, known as War, is a royal knight just given command of Bamburgh Castle. War is hurt in a battle against the Scots and saved by a Scotswoman. On his death bed. the only father War has ever known confesses War’s true lineage just before War goes to visit William de Wolfe, known as the Wolf of the border.

The Eve of Love: A Hearts Through History New Year Anthology
Elf Ahearn, Eliza Carter, Kathy Crouch, Heather Hallman, Cynthia Anne Hurt, Joan Sister,
Claudine Lamar, Julia Masters, Annie R. McEwen, Zia Westfield
From Tudor England to Tokyo and then the US Civil War Era’ “The Eve of Love” brings together a group of short stories. Follow through the stories of the descendants of the first story and see howthey navigate the world and find a love that makes one’s heart flutter. Sexy and seriously loveable

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