About the Book
London barrister Jason Jonquil has spent his entire life working to establish his identity as a gentleman, a man of refinement like his father and brothers. But when fiery Spanish beauty Mariposa Thornton walks into his office, he finds himself losing his grasp on his dignified character. The woman is infuriating, pushing him to the limit of his legendary patience. However, her case seems simple enough—a small matter of inheritance. Or so he believes.
Once a well-born lady, Mariposa fought to survive the brutalities of Napoleon’s war on Spain. She braved horrific perils and undertook dangerous missions on behalf of those fighting against the invading French army. But her greatest battle still lies ahead: after being separated from her family, Mariposa sets in motion a plan to reunite with her loved ones in England. To avoid drawing the attention of the French, Mariposa dons a carefully crafted persona to conceal her true purpose. As Jason and Mariposa are drawn together by the case, they come to know the people beneath the masks they both wear.
When the truth of Mariposa’s quest is revealed, the couple is pulled into a mystery that will test the limits of their courage—and expose the true desire of their hearts.
About the Author
Sarah M. Eden is the author of multiple historical romances, including the 2-time Whitney Award Winner Longing for Home and Whitney Award finalist Seeking Persephone and Courting Miss Lancaster. Combining her obsession with history and affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances. She has twice served as the Master of Ceremonies for the LDStorymakers Writing Conference and acted as the Writer in Residence at the Northwest Writers Retreat. Sarah is represented by Pam van Hylckama Vlieg at D4EO Literary Agency.
This is another fantastic story of another Jonquil brother, Jason. This novel is both charming and funny. Eden has uniquely enchanting and delightful way of bringing to life these amusing characters, as well as the engaging and enjoyable historical regency story. Readers will be enthralled and delighted with this story of a London barrister, Jason Jonquil and a spunky Spanish beauty, Mariposa. In order to help and protect her family, Mariposa obtains the assistance of Jason. And as Jason helps her, they fall in love. But will they be able to work through a mystery and figure out where their hearts truly lie? I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy regency romance.
Series: The Jonquil Brothers
Genre: historical, regency, romance, Christian
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Publication date: March 1, 2017
Number of pages: 256
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 5 stars
Other books in the series:
0-The Kiss of a Stranger (honorary Jonquil brother)
1-Friends and Foes
2-Drops of Gold
3-As You Are
5-For Love or Honor (coming October 2017)
A review copy of this book was provided by Covenant Communications. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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