Viola Gates grew up as the daughter of the estate manager to Lord Malton, Marcus, and has lived a content life in the country, playing and growing up with Marcus and his siblings. She always adored Marcus but knew he was just a dream for her.
When it is discovered that old rumors surrounding Viola’s lineage are actually true, her life and the lives of those she loves are put in danger. She is not just the daughter of a lowly land steward but is actually linked by birth to the Stuart kings and there are many people who wish to do her harm.
When Marcus realizes the threat to Viola, he knows he must keep her safe. She was always his friend, but the thought of her being in danger makes Marcus realize he has always felt more than friendship where Viola is concerned. The best way to keep her safe is to marry her. Together, they can determine who their enemies are and secure their chance at love.
I absolutely loved this book. It is filled with history, intrigue, suspense, humor, and lots of passion. I had previously read Ms. Connolly’s novel Dreaming of Waterloo and knew I had to read more by this amazing author. Her historical knowledge has no end and the way she combines history and passion is spectacular. I am definitely going to go back to the beginning of this series and I am hoping a future book in the series will be about Darius (hint hint to Ms. Connolly :)
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