Monday, October 29, 2012

Surrender-Brenda Joyce


Brenda Joyce

Harlequin HQN, Nov 20 2012, $7.99

ISBN: 9780373777297

In 1791 Brest, France, a desperate Countess Evelyn D’Orsay arranges with English free trader Jack Greystone to smuggle her, her ailing French husband Henri and their child Aimee across the Channel to her family in England. He succeeds in bringing the D’Orsay family to England.

However, in 1795, Evelyn buries Henri in Cornwall. Needing money, Evelyn learned that her late husband hid gold in France. She seeks the smuggler who saved their lives four years earlier to find the cache, but Jack is in hiding with a bounty on his head. He learns of her search and serendipitously visits her. Jack reluctantly agrees to accompany her on the dangerous treasure hunt while they make love on his island. However, as they fall in love, Evelyn fears he is a traitor.

The third Spymaster’s Men late eighteenth century espionage romance (see Persuasion and Seduction) is an exhilarating suspense thriller as the French Revolution winds down into the Napoleonic Era. The storyline is fast-paced and filled with danger as the lead couple takes extremely risky chances in a particularly perilous period.

Harriet Klausner

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