The final book in the Lords of Sussex series
A sweet spicy romance.
Lady Venetia’s Vow offers a fast-paced plot and passionate love. The hero, the gorgeous Captain Thomas Reece, the Marquess of Ghaunt becomes Venetia’s protector, but he would rather be her lover. Venetia unaware of his rising passion for her, thinks only of finding her lost fiancé.
Two weeks before her wedding, Lady Venetia Lovegrove learns her fiancé Lord Horatio Winton is presumed dead, killed in action. Shocked, she learns that not only was he an agent in His Majesty’s Secret Service, but his body is missing. Clinging onto the hope he is still alive, she vows to find him, even if it means traveling through war-torn Europe. Her future father-in-law, her guardian in Horatio’s absence, expressly forbids such a foolish venture. Desperate, she plans to steal away at night, with her devoted maid and two loyal footmen.
Enter the gallant Captain Tom Reece, the Marquess of Ghaunt, who immediately smitten with the beautiful young woman wins her confidence. He tries to dissuade her from such a perilous mission; realizing she is determined to find her lost love, he insists on escorting her. Concealing his plans to seduce her, together they embark upon a journey that threatens not only their freedom, but their very lives.
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.
Another winner in the Lords of Sussex series. I was thoroughly drawn in to this story and could hardly put it down. I very much enjoyed the roller coaster ride that is this story line.
Though this is the fourth book in this series, you could pick it up and not be lost. Like the others, this one can stand on its own. Although I would recommend starting with the first, A Lady's Plight. Makes the story all the richer because we are introduced to Lady Venetia in previous stories.
As the story unfolds I believe the author does a fantastic job of giving us a real feel for the hardships of the time. The British had just defeated Napoleon at Waterloo and as with any war, there will be pockets of resistance. Even the channel between England and Europe was full of pirates.
I loved that Lady Venetia and all her friends are resilient and head strong. Gives us a real sense of the struggle women have had for centuries. It's wonderful they've all had strong father figures to guide and teach them. The Ladies are all to be admired for their courage and feistiness!
In the end, I was really quite happy with how everything and everyone were all brought full circle. A very nice way to complete a series. Lady Venetia's Vow is quite a fun story and I really had a good time reading it. Lady Venetia is strong-willed and Captain Reece is the perfect compliment to her character. Don't give up and don't give in, keep trying! I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good historical romance.
About the author:
My main loves are writing, painting and singing. I began work as a PA but to my joy was spotted by an agent in London and had an exciting career as a singer, meeting and singing with some wonderful people. Singing meant a lot of travelling both in the UK and abroad. At one time, I toured Germany and Turkey singing for the American troops, which was a fantastic experience. But then, my husband and I wanted a family, so I said good-bye to the singing career, although I did the occasional gig. Having children is such a precious time, and I would say to anyone, treasure it, it goes so quickly and before you know it, you’re waving them off to Uni or pursuing their own dreams and their own homes.
I have always had a deep interest in psychology for various reasons, and especially the area of neurosis arising from abuse. Later, I was to study how we could use our body, mind and spirit to relieve pain and overcome some life-threatening diseases. One important thing here is, I always told my patients to continue with medical treatment along with the complementary and spiritual methods, for I believe medical research and medication is also a gift from God, Spirit or the Universe, as each of us wishes to name it.
I have loved writing from a child and during the years of study, research and treating some wonderful people, whom I called my friends, I would write at night, mainly short stories, and reams of poetry. I wanted to learn how to write self-help books for my clients, so I took creative writing courses at university, which led to writing a novel. So self-help novels turned to fiction but even so, I hope the novels help the reader through their own challenges, as the characters experience love, loss, passion, jealousy, illness, joy and conflict, even the threat of death.
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