Genre: Historical Romance (Regency)
Series: Donet Trilogy, #2
- Publication date: May 23, 2017
- Publisher: Regan Walker Publishing
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07116NJ2W
Description (Courtesy of Amazon)
“Regan Walker sweeps you away to a time and place you’ll NEVER want to leave!” ~ Danelle Harmon, NY Times & USA Today Bestselling Author
England and France 1784
Cast out by his noble father for marrying the woman he loved, Jean Donet took to the sea, becoming a smuggler, delivering French brandy and tea to the south coast of England. When his young wife died, he nearly lost his sanity. In time, he became a pirate and then a privateer, vowing to never again risk his heart.
As Donet’s wealth grew, so grew his fame as a daring ship’s captain, the terror of the English Channel in the American War. When his father and older brother die in a carriage accident in France, Jean becomes the comte de Saintonge, a title he never wanted.
Lady Joanna West cares little for London Society, which considers her its darling. Marriage in the ton is either dull or disastrous. She wants no part of it. To help the poor in Sussex, she joins in their smuggling. Now she is the master of the beach, risking her reputation and her life. One night off the coast of Bognor, Joanna encounters the menacing captain of a smuggling ship, never realizing he is the mysterious comte de Saintonge.
Can Donet resist the English vixen who entices him as no other woman? Will Lady Joanna risk all for an uncertain chance at love in the arms of the dashing Jean Donet?
Source: I received a complimentary copy.
Echo in the Wind by Regan Walker is an outstanding Georgian Historical Romance. “Donet Trilogy”, Book 2, but can be read as a stand alone. Set in England and France in 1784. The story begins in West Sussex, England.
This is the heartwarming story of Jean Donet, comte de Saintonge and Lady Joanna West.
Donet, was disowned from his family in France by his father, because his father did not like the woman his son wished to marry, so, Jean, made his own way and fortune by smuggling and others things to feed his young family. Donet gave up all for the love of a woman.Then his beloved wife dies, leaving him with a young daughter. Donet is bold, handsome, dark and a privateer, he’s the Captain of the la Reine Noire.
Joanna, is the oldest sister of Lord Torrington. She’s a smuggler with her younger brother, Freddy. They are smugglers to help the poor villagers of Chichester. Joanna is looking for adventure.
Love of a lifetime, second chances in love and life, adventure, danger, a bit of mystery, suspense, romance and a few surprises makes “Echo in the Wind” a page turner.
The mysterious and handsome Jean Donet and the elegant but advanteous Joanne make an excellent match. I absolutely loved their story!!
Well written with Ms. Walker’s usual aplomb, her historical details, her characterizations, and her vivid details, draw the reader into her stories and held them in awe. Her details of the countryside, makes the reader feel as if they are there, as if you can breath in the fragrant scents and feel the wind on your face. Simply breathtaking! ! I felt as if I was there, along with the characters. It was easy to feel Donet’s heartache and his reluctance to love again. My heart broke for both him and Joanna.
A fast paced drama, with passion and romance. The plot was magnificent, engaging and intriguing, as Ms. Walker’s stories usually are. The characters are strong-willed, bold, well rounded, very believable and realistic.
Once again, Regan Walker brings readers a story of adventure, and romance, that will keep readers fully engaged. I was glued to the pages from the first sentence forward. Magnificent! ! Another masterfully and brilliantly executed story!! Bravo!! Ms. Walker definitely knows how to write Historical Romance. I love her stories and “Echo in the Wind”, was no different. A absolutely wicked but delicious story. Another must read by Regan Walker. Beautiful and heartwarming story!!!
I received a complimentary copy.
Heat rating: Mild
Received by: AprilR