Reviews - Historical

Katherine Bingham is an English lady by birth, but an Irish lass by inclination. The intrepid daughter of Connacht Governor Richard Bingham and the most hated enemy of Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley is drawn to Grace’s grandson, the refreshingly thoughtful Thomas Esmonde, at first sight.

Drake, the Duke of Ravenscar, feels tremendous pressure to make the Chadwick Theatre a big success. Having booked the premiere ballerina Mademoiselle Taglioni for the theatre’s opening, Drake is feeling confident. However, the famous dancer bails on him, at the eleventh hour. A talented understudy, Britannia LeClair, is brought in to take her place.

Lady Georgiana is engaged to the Duke of Fordham, though she’s not particularly keen on the prospect. She admires him but doesn’t love him—not passionately. But she knew she would have to make an advantageous marriage, so things could be worse. Unfortunately, worse happens.

Clara Van Hoosan is on her way from Amsterdam to McClintock, Texas to help young Daniel McClintock regain the ability to walk. He has been paralyzed for two years and Clara, a highly recommended heilgymnast (physiotherapist), is Daniel’s last hope. The McClintocks are expecting C.R. Van Hoosan to be a man, while Clara expects Daniel to be a youngster.

Leana Fraser needs a job far away from the lecherous and vindictive hands of her former employer. Assuming another’s governess position with the handsome privateer lord, James MacArron, Leana hopes that she can win over the former pirate’s unruly daughters and obtain safety with the ‘Devil of the Highlands.’ But the longer she works for Jamie, the more danger she risks to her heart.

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