Reviews - Historical

This anthology has a collection of five short love stories, showcasing finding love in the 1950’s.

Agustina de Aragón
Gail
Meath

Agustina is the daughter of a blade-smith, who sneaks around the military barracks to learn more about the war between Britain and France. She is fiercely devoted to her country and is very stubborn and bullheaded like her grandfather. At the military barracks she crosses paths with a handsome soldier, Juan, who becomes smitten with her and pursues Agustina despite her objections.

Julius Arleigh needs to marry to secure his family’s inheritance, following the dictates of his late father’s will. His parents’ marriage left much to be desired, as he witnessed his mother’s unhappiness over many years. Now, time is quickly running out and he needs to perform his familial duty.

Lady Theodosia Cavendish has learned a dirty secret about her father and some other men of the ton. They are deeply embedded in the slave trade in the Americas. Finding this abhorrent, she makes it her life’s mission to fight this injustice—but there is only so much a woman can do in the year 1818.

Something Old
Rebecca
Connolly

Thomas Granger made a serious error. He married for money. Oh, he definitely loved the woman he married, she was everything he ever wanted, but he never actually asked for her hand until a bad gamble in business left him destitute and desperately needing her sizable dowry to pull himself out of debt.

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