After the final gasps of wintery weather from Mother Nature, spring has finally sprung here at Heroes & Heartbreakers. Along with tulips and daffodils, there is a whole new crop of not-your-usual historical best bets that you’ll want to check out while avoiding that spring cleaning you promised yourself you’d do…eventually.
Dilemma in Yellow Silk by Lynne Connolly
Despite her cover as the daughter of the land steward for Lord Malton, Marcus Aurelius, spirited Viola Gates is tied by birth to the treacherous Jacobite legacy. Not that this keeps her from falling for the dashing Lord from afar. Despite his staid demeanor, Marcus is devastatingly handsome—and hopelessly beyond her reach. Then Viola’s father is mortally wounded and her secret identity revealed, sending her straight into danger’s path—and Marcus’s arms…
For years, he’d only known her as a wild child, the tempting—and forbidden—daughter of his trusted steward. But when Viola’s life is threatened, Marcus must act as duty—and his barely contained passion—dictates. Ferrying the bold beauty on an eventful journey to safer quarters, he offers her the protection of his name. Their tempestuous union might succeed in vanquishing their enemies, but will the chivalrous lord and his unsuitable wife surrender to the power of love?
The premise behind Connolly’s Emperors of London series is that the Old Pretender had legitimate children, now carefully living in secret, from a hidden first marriage. This is the fifth book in the series, which has proven to be steeped in wonderful Georgian flavor and political intrigues.