by Barbara Blythe
(White Rose Publishing, December 2010)
Review by Pegg Thomas
A charming tale of adventure and love in colonial times. I enjoyed this story with its twists and turns. The outcome was predictable (it is a love story after all) but how they got there was fun to discover.
Ceressa Quarles has loved Latimer Kirkleigh since she was a young girl. Through a twist of fate - and not of his choosing - she finds herself married to him to save her neck from a noose.
They sail from England to Virginia only to discover Latimer's niece, who he has been raising since her parents' death, has been kidnapped by Indians. Ceressa's first adventure involves more than she bargained for. Facing Indians, traitors to the crown, and a husband who doesn't want her, she stubbornly refuses to give up and return to England.
Well worth the read and suitable for any age. I highly recommend this book.