Reviews - Historical

Treasure Her Heart
Marin
McGinnis

At Judith Leslie's very first ball, eligible bachelor Peter Tenwick captivates her —but her mother forbids her to have anything to do with him. In a fit of pique, Judith approaches the young man and asks him to dance the last waltz. He accepts, enchanted with the tall, redheaded debutante who is not afraid to speak her mind. Peter’s father insists that he immediately find a bride.

Half-gypsy Orelia is telling fortunes in her drunken mother’s stead when she meets the Duke of Keswick, Reed Valentine. As she finishes his fortune, her mother jerks her aside to tell Orelia she has been bought by Cappie to be his wife. To save her, Reed offers one hundred pounds for the forsaken lass.

Morwena Gambino’s father has become forgetful, and since he has disowned both of her brothers, it is up to her to save the family business. When she gets the opportunity to work with Kit Hardacre’s crew, and buy and sell their goods, it is too big a chance to miss — if she can trust them, and if her brothers do not get in the way.

Sir Hal de Montfort is determined to uphold his duty as a royal guardsman to King Richard II. When a rebellion overthrows the king, Hal is stripped of his knightly possessions and broken in spirit. Returning home in shame, he stumbles on an attempted robbery and enters the fray to help — and ends up in the care of a most unexpected lady.

Christopher Roker never expected to become the Earl of Sunderland. When his older brother dies unexpectedly, Kit comes home from the order and brotherhood of the army to take up his new responsibilities and fend off title-hunting chits. Returning to the family estate for the summer should ease the tension, but meeting Lady Grace Beaumont simply makes things harder.

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