Tarnished Honor

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Tarnished Honor

“Tarnished Honor” by Sabrina York is a historical romance novella that features Daniel Sinclair, whose life takes a decidedly unexpected turn as he travels to answer a summons from his late uncle’s solicitors. Encountering an apple thief provides an unexpected diversion, but discovering his unwelcome connection to the person he knows as Pippin and an unusual use for apples are not the only life-changing occurrences that will mark this trip, which will require unpalatable revelations but may prove to be well worth the effort.

This author continues to display her dexterity at creating a compelling story, no matter what the genre. I was already a fan of her contemporary romances, but I was delighted to discover that she was just as adept at combining romance, humor, and pathos in this genre—and that is only underscored in this entertaining story. I love plucky heroines and this one was so much fun to watch, and the transition from strangers to lovers was nicely handled and exquisitely highlighted by the emotional complications. As is typical for Ms. York, serious topics are also touched upon, but are leavened by the love story that flowers in another beautiful tale with satisfying results. I look forward to reading more tales set in this environment.

Book Blurb for Tarnished Honor

He was convinced the battle of Waterloo made him half a man...until he met her

Daniel Sinclair is a broken man with wounds that are physical and spiritual. He’s weighed down by grief and guilt that he could not save his friend, Graeme Lennox, and is convinced that a French lance left him less than a man. He has no prospects. Nothing left but his tarnished honor. But then he meets a vexing boy who makes him question even that.

Fia Lennox’s world turned on its end with her brother’s death. She’s gone in one fell swoop from lady to servant…to a woman on the run. The world is a dangerous place for a woman alone—even when she’s masquerading as a boy—so when she meets up with a strong, valiant ex-cavalryman, she decides to become his traveling companion. Whether he likes it or not.

Battling villains, would-be-friends and their own finely-forged battlements, Fia and Daniel rush toward their destiny, a scorching passion and, hopefully, redemption. Can love conquer all? Even the ghosts of the past?

This Regency, Scottish, Historical Romance was previously published in The Incomparables Waterloo Romance Collecion

Night Owl Reviews Apr, 2016 4.50