In Ciesielski’s latest
sweeping romance, an American heiress finds herself in Scotland amid the
fallout of the Great War, and a wounded Scottish laird comes
face-to-face with his past and a woman he never could have expected.
socialite Lily Durham is known for enjoying one moment to the next,
with little regard for the consequences of her actions. But just as she
is banished overseas to England as a “cure” for her frivolous ways, the
Great War breaks out and wreaks havoc. She joins her cousin in nursing
the wounded at a convalescent home deep in the wilds of Scotland at a
crumbling castle where its laird is less than welcoming.
MacGregor has given his entire life to preserving his home of Kinclavoch
Castle, but mounting debts force him to sell off his family history bit
by bit. Labeled a coward for not joining his countrymen in the trenches
due to an old injury, he opens his home to the Tommies to make
recompense while he keeps to the shadows. But his preference for the
shadows is shattered when a new American nurse comes streaming into the
castle on a burst of light.
Lily and Alec are thrown together when
a series of mysterious events threatens to ruin the future of
Kinclavoch. Can they put aside their differences to find the culprit
before it’s too late, or will their greatest distraction be falling in
About The Author With a passion for
heart-stopping adventure and sweeping love stories, J’nell Ciesielski
weaves fresh takes into romances of times gone by. When not creating
dashing heroes and daring heroines, she can be found dreaming of
Scotland, indulging in chocolate of any kind, or watching old black and
white movies. Winner of the Romance Through the Ages and the Maggie
Award, she is a Florida native who now lives in Virginia with her
husband, daughter, and lazy beagle. Learn more at www.jnellciesielski.com.
An American Heiress is sent to England and her mother’s cousin, in hopes she will grow up and return home and marry well.
get to meet Lilly Durham, and enjoy her vibrant personality, and her
caring personality. She goes out of the way to try and help all,
especially the sick and injured.
She ends up with her cousin Bertie,
as a nurses aid taking care of the injured men returning from the
trenches of on the Continent, during WWI, and she ends up scrubbing
urinals and folding sheets, along with caring for the men.
meets, and gets rejected by Alec MacGregor, Lord Strathem, all the
while staying at a picturesque castle that has seen better days. Then
strange and sometimes dangerous things begin to happen, and we are
watching along with others looking for answers.
We meet some famous
people, with big hearts, and we there when one of the soldiers is
kidnapped on his way to the make shift hospital, and then there are
leaking ceilings, sick horses, fires, along with some happy times.
are also invited to a party, and see some sweet romance, but with all
that is going on, including a war, will all of these folks even make it
to the end of this book?
A sweet read reminiscent of Downton Abbey, and you will be quickly turning pages for answers.
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Thomas Nelson, and was not required to give a positive review.
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