The Pleasure Garden
Charlotte Featherstone, Amanda McIntyre, Kristi Astor
Spice, Mar 22 2011, $14.95
“Sacred Vows” by Amanda McIntyre. In Dublin, the law forbids the mingling of Gaels and English nobles. However, Cara risks her life by breaking the taboo because she believes Edmund is her beloved though he is bound for the priesthood.
“Perfumed Pleasures” by Charlotte Featherstone. Before Joscelyn left to fight in the Crimean War, he and Catherine the heir to Fairfax House were lovers. Now in 1856 he comes back scarred in body and mind wanting to die; while she is engaged to his cousin; but their love for one another remains strong.
“Rites of Passion” by Kristi Astor. On the other side of a Beltane fire, Widow Emmaline and Jack see one another with an instant attraction. Later he arrives at her home, but catches the flu, from which she helps him recover from the illness and the trauma of serving in WWI. He also heals her pain suffered on account of her beloved Christopher dying at Amiems.
The three heated erotic romances use the May Queen mythos as a backdrop to exciting tales occurring in different eras.