February may be the shortest month of the calendar, but it’s a wonderful one for a nice variety of not-your-usual historicals. Whether it’s the high seas, America’s wide-open spaces, or some twists on familiar English settings, there’s plenty of intriguing titles vying to be your Valentine.
Home to Caroline by Adera Orfanelli
War couldn’t keep them apart, but their secrets might.
When her husband returns from the Civil War, Caroline has to tell him the truth: their farm is failing and she may be unable to carry a child to term. While he was gone, she struggled to keep the farm going, lost her father and brother to the war and miscarried the child conceived while Travis was home on leave. He returned to the front before Caroline knew she was pregnant.
Travis has a secret of his own. He never learned to farm. She never knew because she had her father and brother to help, but now she has only him and he may not be the man she needs.
Neither is willing to ruin the joy of Travis’s homecoming with bad news, but the truth must come out eventually. Will Travis stay when he finds out Caroline’s shame, and will she want him to when she finds out his?
The author’s backlist consists of erotic scifi romance, and while she loves to read historicals, it took her a while to summon the courage to try her hand at writing one. Home to Caroline is her debut historical romance, as well as her debut with Samhain Publishing.