What They Say:
Young, naïve and innocent, Lady Ellen Pembroke falls for a young army officer. Paul has such an easy enchanting smile and his blue eyes glow, vibrancy and warmth emanating from him. She is in love.
Captain Paul Harding, finds his attention captured by the beautiful young daughter of the Duke of Pembroke at a house party in the summer. Finding Ellen is like finding treasure on a battle torn field. His sanity clings to her; something beautiful to remind him that all in the world is not ugly. She’s someone to fight for and someone to survive for when he is called to arms in the battle of Waterloo…
What I Say:
When we first meet Ellen she is waiting to here from Captain Paul Harding, they are planning to run away together as Ellen's father has refused them permission to marry.
Ellen is really easy to like as is Paul, even if they both are a little niave, Ellen only 16 and Paul 21. They cling to each other and the love they share.
Jane takes you in to a world long ago where you could run off to Scotland and be married straight away. Where fathers ruled their homes and allowed no one to disobey them.
Once Paul and Ellen are married you know they really do love each other but both of them never really expected how hard life would be.
Paul is a little more realistic having been to war, but Ellen being niave makes some decisions that have drastic consequences for her life.
I know this is Jane's latest book but I am really glad I read it before the others in the Marlowe Intrigue Series.
4 out of 5 Stars
About The Author
Jane is a writer of authentic, passionate and emotional Historical and New Adult Romance, and a Kindle top 25 bestselling author.
She began her first historical novel at sixteen, but a life full of adversity derailed her as she lives with the restrictions of AnkylosingSpondylitis.
When she finally completed a novel it was because she was determined not to reach forty still saying, I want to write.
Now Jane is writing a Regency series and contemporary, new adult, stories and she is thrilled to be giving her characters life in others' imaginations at last.
You might think that Jane was inspired to write by Jane Austen, especially as she lives near Bath in the United Kingdom, but you would be wrong. Jane's favourite author is Anya Seton, and thebook which drew her into the bliss of falling into historical imagination was 'Katherine' a story crafted from reality.
Jane has drawn on this inspiration to discover other real-life love stories, reading memoirs and letters to capture elements of the past, and she uses them to create more realistic plots.
'Basically I love history and I am sucker for a love story. I love the feeling of falling in love; it's wonderful being able to do it time and time again in fiction.'
Jane is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development in the United Kingdom, and uses this specialist understanding of people to bring her characters to life.
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