Rachael Miles has written quite an adventure in “Chasing the Heiress”. This novel is set in the time after the Napoleonic War. Lady Arabella Lucia Fairborne worked with her officer father on the battlefields tending the wounded soldiers. Colin Somerville was involved in the war as an officer and now was engaged on a mission for the Prince. Lucy had to escape from her avaricious cousin before he murdered her and Colin needed help finishing his mission. This story’s adventures were never-ending. Even though they were just “friends” Colin and Lucy became more than that as they travelled together. Lucy was on the run and Colin was to protect her, but somehow she was caught and went through untold horrors at the hands of her cousin and his cohorts.
I think you will enjoy this fast-paced novel set in an England where class reigned. Aristocracy and servants were not to mix nor mingle. See how this works out in this offering from Ms. Miles.
Heiress On The Run
Lady Arabella Lucia Fairborne has no need of a husband. She has a fine inheritance for the taking, a perfectly capable mind, and a resolve as tough as nails. But what she doesn't have is the freedom to defy her cousin's will--and his will is to see her married immediately to the husband of his choosing. So is it any wonder that she dresses herself as a scullery maid and bolts into the night?
Colin Somerville's current mission for the home office is going poorly. Who would have expected otherwise for a rakish spy tasked with transporting a baby to the care of the royal palace. But when, injured and out of ideas, Colin stumbles upon a beautiful maid who knows her way around a sickroom, it seems salvation has arrived. Until he realizes that though Lucy may be able to help him survive his expedition, he may not escape this ordeal with his heart intact…