Genre: Historical Romance
Series: The Penningtons #1
Source: Received for an honest review from the publisher via Net Gallery
A woman striving for justice Fianna Cameron has devoted her life to avenging the death of her father, hanged as a traitor during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Now, on the eve of her thirtieth birthday, only one last miscreant remains: Major Christopher Pennington, who both oversaw her father’s execution and maligned his honor. Fianna risks everything to travel to London and confront the man who has haunted her every nightmare. Only after her pistol misfires does she realize her sickening mistake: the Pennington she wounded is far too young to be her intended target. A man who will protect his family at all costs Rumors of being shot by a spurned mistress might burnish the reputation of a rake, but for Kit Pennington, determined to win a seat in Parliament, such salacious gossip is a nightmare. To regain his good name, Kit vows to track down his mysterious attacker and force her to reveal why she fired on him. Accepting an acquaintance’s mistress as an ally in his search is risky enough, but when Kit begins to develop feelings for the icy, ethereal Miss Cameron, more than his political career is in danger. As their search begins to unearth long-held secrets, Kit and Fianna find themselves caught between duty to family and their beliefs in what’s right. How can you balance the competing demands of loyalty and justice—especially when you add love to the mix? Finalist: Hearts Through History’s Romance Through the Ages contest The Beau Monde’s Royal Ascot contest The Valley Forge Romance Writers’ Sheila Contest
#1 in “The Penningtons” series. A beautifully written tale of the Irish Rebellion, justice, mistaken identity, vengeance, secrets, family, passion, redemption, betrayal, healing, and so much more. Finding love and romance amidst much turmoil, prejudice and injustices. I find this story mesmerizing, intriguing and fascinating with Irish fanatics and dangerous situations. The heroine sacrificed much for justice but find more than she every dreamed possible, a family to love her, true love, and healing. The hero found his calling, finally, and the love of his life, if they can survive the turmoil and truth.
Fast paced, well written with vivid descriptions, engaging characters and a unique storyline.
I was impressed with the author’s obvious research of the Irish Rebellion, and the era. Fans of Historical Fiction, historical romance, the Irish Rebellion, passion, romance, and love will enjoy this dangerous but compelling story. A wonderful read! I look forward to the next installment.
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Heat rating: Mild
Reviewed by: AprilR, courtesy of My Book Addiction and More