Reviews - Historical

Old Sins Long Shadows
B.D.
Hawkey

Janey Carhart was deserted by her father and resented by her mother. She was forced into service at the age of thirteen after her father’s abandonment left her and her mother destitute. In an attempt to be closer to her mother she applies for the position of Lady Brockenshaw’s lady’s maid and finds herself in a position of esteem in the household. That esteem comes with challenges.

This story opens with the kind hearted Christian Elliot, Fifth Baron Shrewsbury wanting to start a school for orphaned girls, training them to become weavers.

The Earl was murdered. Though his death was ruled an accident, Lady Sophia Gardner knows in her heart her husband was killed. Now she’ll do whatever it takes to find out why. But as soon as she begins investigating, the attempts at her own life begin.

Anton Boudreaux is fearless in the face of danger. In his lifetime he’s shot a man through the heart in a duel, taken over a ship and crew when his captain took ill, escaped the hangman’s noose after false charges of kidnapping, and nearly broken speed records sailing his ship with only half a crew.

Secret to Hold
Mary
Hagen

Jessica Bradley is running from her past by taking a teaching position in a frontier ranch near Rawlings, Wyoming in 1886. While still en route via stage, Jessica meets her employer, the rather handsome widower, Cameron (Cam) McPherson, although he does not accompany her on to his home.

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