“A beautifully written love story that has everything you want in a great historical romance.” —The Reading Wench
A woman striving for justice
Fianna Cameron has devoted her life to avenging the death of her father, hung as a traitor during the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Now, on the eve of her thirtieth birthday, only one last miscreant remains: Major Christopher Pennington, the English army officer who not only oversaw her father’s execution, but who falsely maligned his honor. Fianna risks everything to travel to London and confront the man who has haunted her every nightmare. Only after her pistol misfires does she realize her sickening mistake: the Pennington she wounded is far too young to be the man who killed her father.
A man who will protect his family at all costs
Rumors of being shot by a spurned mistress might burnish the reputation of a rake, but for Kit Pennington, determined to add to his family’s honor by winning at seat in Parliament, such salacious gossip is nothing but a nightmare. To regain his good name, Kit will have to track down his mysterious attacker and force her to reveal the true motivation behind her unprovoked assault. Accepting the mistress of a former schoolmate as an ally in his search is risky enough, but when Kit begins to developing feelings for the icy, ethereal Miss Cameron, more than his political career is in danger. For Kit’s beginning to suspect that Fianna Cameron knows far more about the shooting—and the reasons behind it—than she’s willing to reveal.
As their search begins to unearth long-held secrets, Kit and Fianna find themselves caught between duty to family and their belief in what’s right. How can you balance the competing demands of loyalty and justice—especially when you add love to the mix?
• Finalist, RWA Beau Monde’s Royal Ascot contest
• Finalist, Valley Forge Romance Writers’ Sheila contest
“A sparkling debut.” — Historical Novel Society Indie Reviews
“Bennet’s historically, thematically rich romance bodes well for having another great, and they’re pretty scarce these days, historical romance writer to look forward to.” —Miss Bates, of the Miss Bates Reads Romance blog
“A beautifully written tale of the Irish Rebellion, justice, mistaken identity, vengeance, secrets, family, passion, redemption, betrayal, healing, and so much more. Finding love and romance amidst much turmoil, prejudice and injustices. I find this story mesmerizing, intriguing and fascinating with Irish fanatics and dangerous situations . . . . Fans of Historical Fiction, historical romance, the Irish Rebellion, passion, romance, and love will enjoy this dangerous but compelling story. A wonderful read!” — My Book Addiction Reviews
“After their first emotionally charged kiss, I found myself sucked into such an emotionally complex relationship that I was very surprised. It’s such a dance of outside, societal influences and deep, tearing emotions that the reader can’t help but feel every glance or embrace. . . . I’d definitely recommend this one to historical fiction lovers. It’s something different than your typical Regency era book and a great read.” —Montana Bookworm
“ The author has done an excellent job researching and portraying historical facts from the Irish Rebellion. She has integrated history into a perfect work of fiction mixed in with vengeance, mystery, betrayal, and love. Mrs. Bennet’s heroine is broken and unloved but has many redeemable qualities. The hero is young and naive but together they work. She also writes secondary characters in a way that leaves the reader wanting to know more about them. As a whole this is a story I would highly recommend to anyone who likes history in their romance, a story that brings two very unlikely people together and creates a love that could last a lifetime.” — Alwyztrouble’s Romance Book Reviews
“If you are a real history lover then this is definitely the book to read. If you love the agony of emotion and heart then you will absolutely not want to miss this story!” — Swedenmom (amazon review)
A beautifully written love story that has everything you want in a great historical romance with heart wrenching emotion, heartbreak and a great HAE. Really enjoyed this book, cannot wait for the next one in the series.” — Jaci, The Reading Wench
“Excellent Story. I enjoyed the strong characters…and I was so engrossed that I didn’t want to sneak / spoil the story by looking at the end. I’ll be looking for more books by this author :)” —Mary Hart, Goodreads