Reviews - Historical

The Queen’s Ball: Timeless Victorian Collection
Anthea Lawson, Rebecca Connolly,
Jennifer Moore

Since her father’s passing, Ellie has been under the thumb of her cruel stepmother, treated worse than a servant. Getting a surprise caller awakens a knowledge of love and the courage to stand on her own two feet and face the future head on.

Both Rose’s father and older brother have passed away, leaving her, her mother, and her younger brother to find their own way to Charles Town from Port Royal. Running out of options, fate smiles on them when Rose’s trunk is stolen. In her effort to retrieve her property, she stumbles across Captain Reyson.

Robbie Bowlin lives a grand life as a highwayman. He takes what he wants, whether it be drink, woman, or other’s possessions, without thought or regret. The one thing he cannot put aside is how his father died a broken man, cursing the Rees family, Saban Rees in particular. Fate leads him to Wales where he is shipwrecked.

Dorian Lyon, a cold ruthless pirate, captain of the Mawdelyn, doesn’t let things get to him.  Emotions don’t touch Dorian. Not even the death of his beloved mother, whom he grieves for at first, can penetrate his hardened heart. When someone asks for passage on his ship, Dorian is not all that keen to give it, especially since the person asking is his ex-lover Ileana Mactavish.

Logan lost his wife in the Spanish War yet is still overcome with grief ten years later as he searches for any woman who resembles her. By chance he comes across such a woman, and, make no mistake, it is his wife after all, as if she has come back from the dead. He confronts her only to discover she does not remember him at all.