About the Book
How does a young lady of means escape her high society fate? By booking passage on the first ship to Africa and promptly tossing her petticoats overboard! Now Anna is trading London’s luxuries and restrictions for the wild unknown. Of course, shedding her old life would be much easier without the disapproving looks of a handsome sea captain and the demons in her past haunting her from worlds away.
About the Author
Scarlette Pike became a writer by being an avid reader of Georgette Heyer and many other regency authors. She is a senior in UVU’s English program with an emphasis in Literature Studies. In Spite of Lions is her first finished novel inspired by her love for the regency era. The story has been carefully researched in order to preserve and promote historical accuracy.
Author Residence: Saratoga Springs, UT
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In her novel In Spite of Lions, author Scarlette Pike brings to life the story of a woman determined to be free of her haunting past in London as she makes an adventurous voyage across the ocean to Africa. This is a beautifully written story is emotional and unforgettable. Readers will come to know and better understand the characters in the story throughout the tale. Readers will especially come to know Anna as she grows through her time in Africa and strives to overcome the struggles and demons from her past. By using historic characters and attention to detail specific historic details, Pike brings to life an enduring story that readers will not want to put down.
Genre: historical, Victorian
Publisher: Sweetwater Books a division of Cedar Fort
Publication date: December 12, 2017
Number of pages: 272
A review copy of this book was provided by Cedar Fort. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own.
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