About the Book
Lord Rupert Carrington, heir apparent to the Marquess of Lansdowne and former captain in His Majesty s Royal Navy, cannot forget the girl he loved in his youth, who died after he left to fight in the war against Napoleon. Guilt-ridden, Rupert buries his regret by helping the London detectives of Bow Street take down criminals. But when Rupert ferrets out a ring of smugglers and is marked for death, the prince regent banishes him to a remote corner of England to live among the locals and be known only by his title of captain. Thus, Rupert will remain safe until the villains are arrested and brought to court, where he will offer testimony critical to their conviction. On the first day of Rupert s exile to the wilds of Devon, he meets Alexandra Dancy, a beautiful country miss whose complex character and extraordinary courage stir in him a degree of affection and admiration he has not yet felt for any lady. As fate or Providence would have it, Alexandra and her family, whose property backs his on the other side of a canal, have been hired to provide Rupert s meals and to care for his house and stables. When Rupert s friendship and warm attentions awaken Alexandra s heart, she suffers the torment of loving a man she believes is of a higher social class than he pretends, and therefore beyond her reach. The impoverished Dancys hide their own aristocratic origins to protect a dark secret known to only one man Cecil Bedford, a blackguard of the first order, who wields a cruel power over Alexandra and her family. Can Rupert save her from Bedford s clutches and topple the seemingly insurmountable barriers to winning her love and her hand?
About the Author
Wanda Luce developed a passion for English historical fiction that blossomed in her girlhood as she devoured the works of Jane Austen, Charles Dickenson, Georgette Heyer, Pamela Aidan, and others. Wanda’s debut regency romance, Lydia, was published by Walnut Springs Press in 2011.
Wanda graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in German literature. She currently lives in Bountiful, Utah, with her husband, Darrell, and their dog, Watson—alias Mr. Piddles. Wanda is the mother of two loving sons, Jonathan and David. An avid traveler she lived in Germany for over a year, exploring castles and strolling down cobblestone streets.
Wanda Luce’s latest release, In the Wilds of Devon, is the greatly anticipated historical fiction, regency, clean romance novel that readers have been waiting for. This story has everything a reader needs deception, scandal, crime, intrigue, and of course romance. Forced into obeying the commands of her almost fiancé due to financial problems, Alexandra Dancy and Lord Rupert Carrington whom is currently in hiding so he can testify at court will charm readers from page one with their engaging and lovely relationship. Not only has Wand created characters that readers will love, but it is set in the regency ear as a backdrop. I highly recommend this novel to readers that enjoy clean, historical-regency fiction.
Genre: historical fiction, regency, clean romance
Publisher: Walnut Springs Press
Publication date: August 16, 2015
Number of pages: 350
Content Rating: PG
Book Rating: 5 stars
A review copy of this book was provided by the author, Wanda Luce.
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