She wants to negotiate a comfortable marriage; he wants her in his bed
“… oaths and anchors equally will drag: naught else abides on fickle earth but unkept promises of joy.” Herman Melville
Naval captain Jules Redepenning has spent his adult life away from England, and at war. He rarely thinks of the bride he married for her own protection, and if he does, he remembers the child he left after their wedding seven years ago. He doesn’t expect to find her in his Cape Town home, a woman grown and a lovely one, too.
Mia Redepenning sails to Cape Town to nurse her husband’s dying mistress and adopt his children. She hopes to negotiate a comfortable married life with the man while she’s there. Falling in love is not on her to-do list.
Before they can do more than glimpse a possible future together, their duties force them apart. At home in England, Mia must fight for the safety of Jules's children. Imprisoned in France, Jules must battle for his self-respect and his life.
Only by vanquishing their foes can they start to make their dreams come true.
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Beautifully written journey
Once again, Ms. Knight takes the reader on a beautiful journey. Her stories are never rushed. Just as she does with each of her books, we are introduced to characters and scenery that is described in such detail that we have clear images of both as we read each page.
In this book, Mia is so very special. Married as a teen, she blossoms into a beautiful young women with compassion in her heart. She is one of Ms. Knight’s strongest characters yet. When Jules married Mia, he never gave it a thought to truly be her husband, not when a mistress and their children were waiting him. Many years later, life has changed and Jules finds himself without his freedom. Mia is his saving grace.
This is one of those books that you do not want to end. I would love a sequel!
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Captivating and intriguing
WoW! This is not your usual romance but a very complex, emotional story about love and acceptance. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed it but can assure you that it's a real page turner. There are enough plot twists and intrigue in this story to hold the readers interest. Watching Jules and Mia navigate the circumstances of their marriage their relationship and their romance was so enjoyable. I was completely captivated by the situations any overwhelming emotions one feels reading the story. Thank you so much Jude for such an entertaining reading experience. I can't wait to read the rest of the Redpenning stories.