Reviews - Historical

Morven
Sandra Z.
Bruney

Bully, schemer and thief, Breen Tarlton informs Morven McAllister he has purchased her home from her mother, who also gives permission for them to wed. Furious, Morven runs home to her ailing mother only to find her dead. Morven meets Breen next at the docks. He grabs her, and she steps aside, intent on pushing him away.  Losing his balance, he falls into the swirling depths.

Frederica is the free-spirited daughter of a merchant. She lives for nature and is skilled in painting the very landscapes that inspire her. She has always been entranced by the Earl’s son, Hawthorne. She is tricked by some cruel boys and severely traumatized. Not only is she a merchant’s daughter and considered mad since she suffers from PTSD, she soon discovers a dark family secret.

Lady Amelia wonders when it will be her turn to find wedded bliss. Everyone around her seems to be getting married. She is determined to marry for love and has her heart set on Derek de Wolfe. However, she overhears him say that he is not interested in her. Brokenhearted, she makes a quick decision to marry Lord Merrifield. He has quite the reputation, but she believes she will be happy.

Set against the backdrop of the English invasion of Scotland in 1385, the bad blood between the MacKeefes and the MacNabs gets worse when Hawke MacKeefe is forced to kill a group of MacNabs who mistakenly think he is an easy target. Hawke’s first wife Osla MacNab died under mysterious circumstances ten years earlier, and her cousin Phoebe MacNab has hated Hawke ever since.

No good deed goes unpunished for Max, Lord Belvedere, when he agrees to marry his childhood friend, but ends up jilted at the altar on his wedding day. Later that night he consoles himself in the arms of Violet Lilywhite, a woman who is earning her living at an exclusive brothel in London.

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