Lady Flora’s Rescue
The Longleigh Chronicles, Book One
by Lynn Shurr
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Pub Date 24 Jan 2019 | Archive Date 13 Apr 2019
When little Lady Flora first lays eyes on the Duke of Bellevue's half-Shawnee son brought back from the wilds of America, she isn't in the least afraid. To her, Bear Hug, renamed Pearce Longleigh, represents adventure and freedom.
Flora's belief that she has met her match is squelched when Pearce offers to return to the Ohio Territory with her father to claim land for speculation. She invites herself along, not knowing he plans to rejoin his mother's people. When Flora is taken captive, will Pearce see she is returned to her own native? Love must go to war with freedom.
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Lady Flora has been fascinated by Pearce Longleigh, the half-Shawnee son and heir to the Duke of Bellevue, on meeting him as a 10-year-old. When they meet again, she is a widow and her father would like to travel to America, as a means to develop funds as he finds his son, depleting the family coffers through his gambling. Pearce offers to guide Flora’s father and she, having always wanted to travel, invites herself along. This journey becomes an adventure that will change them both. This was a fascinating story, examining American history and American-Indian relationships with Europeans. Flora find herself attempting to survive in an environment that is so foreign to all that she knows but wanting the freedom, that has been denied her in England. Her desire and love for Pearce, makes her such an amazing character as she strives to become the woman, that he can admire. Her transition was fascinating to read about. In many ways, Flora is the dominant character in this novel, and her journey from a young, innocent widow to the strong woman who faces so many battles, was so captivating, that I could not put this book down. There are so many aspects of this book to savour – amazing characters who grow in strength whilst facing adversity. This was such a fascinating time in history, which was so well interwoven with this beautiful romance. I look forward to reading more in this series. I received an advanced review copy from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.