Kindle Edition, 284 pages ASIN B0746MLYFZ
Published November 14th 2017 by Swerve Series The Pennington Family #1
Grace Ware is an enemy of the English crown along with her father, an Irish military commander of Napoleon’s defeated army. On top of that, her mother, was an exiled Scottish Jacobite. On a the way to deliver a new message to the wife of Napolean’s brother things went terribly wrong. Her father and his footmen slain and Grace was in the run for her life. While running from her father’s murderers through the harbor alleyways of Antwerp, she hid in a crate never realizing that said crate would then be sealed moved aboard a ship.Grace’s luck went from bad to worse when the crate was delivered to the home of an aristocrat in the Scottish Borders. Baronsford is the last place she could expect to find safety, and Grace feigns a loss of memory to buy herself time while she recovers.
Hugh Pennington—Viscount Greysteil, Lord Justice of the Scottish Courts, and a hero of the Napoleonic wars—is also a grieving widower with a death wish. When he receives an expected crate from the continent, he is shocked to find a nearly dead woman inside. Her identity is unknown, and the handful of American coins and the precious diamond sown into her dress only deepen her mystery.
*** This was an absolutely terrific read with an amazing adventure and truly sensual romance. Grace had spent her entire life caring for her father after her mother’s passing. Bad enough to have seen her father’s murdered bloody body but when trying to escape she had the misfits to hide in a crate, which was then sealed and loaded onto a ship without food or water for five days. When Hugh Pennington discovered her half dead body it was no wonder she wasn’t forthcoming with information about herself. After the many days it took for her to recover, she discovered she was in the home of a man who had every reason to detest her for her father’s actions during the war.
However, there was even more hurdles to overcome when both began to feel the passion that seemed to be brewing in each others hearts and to realize someone out there was still looking to capture and/or kill Grace for the secrets she was carrying without knowing herself what they were.
Truly a great read and one I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!