Lieutenant Owen Masters and Emeline Baratt meet on a British warship as sworn enemies. Where will Emeline place her loyalties when forced to spy against her country?
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War Forces a Choice Between Love and CountryA trip home from England to Maryland in 1812 finds Emeline Baratt a captive on a British warship and forced to declare her allegiance between the British and Americans. Remaining somewhat politically neutral on a ship where her nursing skills are desperately needed is fairly easy—until she starts to have feelings for the first lieutenant who becomes her protector. However, when the captain sends her and Lieutenant Owen Masters on land to spy, she must choose between her love for him and her love for her country.
Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series continues with The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall.
More in the Daughters of the Mayflower series:
The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1620 Atlantic Ocean (February 2018)
The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo – set 1725 New Orleans (April 2018)
The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep – set 1760 during the French and Indian War (June 2018)
The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1774 Philadelphia (August 2018)
The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear – set 1794 on the Wilderness Road (October 2018)
The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall – set 1814 Baltimore (December 2018)
Tyndall (the Legacy of the King's Pirates series) contributes to the multi-author Daughters of the Mayflower series with this tale of romance and espionage in which the British try to thwart American independence during the War of 1812. After spending time abroad with her British aunt, Emeline Baratt is sailing home to Baltimore when her father's ship, a privateer, is captured by the British. Luckily for Emeline, her medical skills keep her out of the brig. She soon catches the eye of a dashing young lieutenant, Owen Masters. While the attraction is mutual, their divided allegiances keep their romantic feelings at bay until Emeline decides to draw on her ancestry to convince the British Marines of her loyalty to the Crown. Believing Emeline, the captain entrusts her to join Lieutenant Masters' reconnaissance mission into her hometown as the British plan to take Baltimore. The two not only fight against a growing intimacy, they each struggle with matters of spiritual faith and human compassion in a time of war. Tyndall's engrossing book, filled with complex characters and layered historical detail, nicely blends romance and intrigue on the high seas.
This is an incredible historical romance!
I love both Owen and Emeline. They are very well developed. They both have very painful memories of their fathers. These have formed their view of God.
Throughout this book they each have strong believers that are doing all they can to help them learn to trust God and rely on Him. I loved their separate journeys and how they intersect at various times.
This author has a marvelous talent for writing pirate and privateer stories. This book doesn’t disappoint in this aspect. She has included plenty of action to keep the excitement level up. Her description of sailing vessels and all things involved in sailing in the early 1800s is fantastic.
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