The Spitfire

The Spitfire is a thrilling historical romance by Bertrice Small. The real historical figures don’t play as big a role in this novel as much as they do in some of Ms Small’s other novels, but the real events are still correct in detail. This is a book that you won’t want to put down once you pick it up. If you love your Scotsmen, this is a book you won’t want to miss. It’s rich with detail and the characters are amazing, almost beyond belief. Ms Small makes all the Stuart men, kings and fictional character, and makes them seem larger than life, while still keeping them human.

Tavis Stewart, the earl of Dunmore, capture’s his enemy, Jasper Keene’s bride on her wedding day. This is to get back at Keene for killing his betrothed, and destroying her ancestral home. What he never counted on was falling in love with the young Arabella Grey. Arabella, meanwhile, wants nothing more than to get back her inheritance, Greyfaire, and its people. She knows the English will not let a Scotsman hold the border keep, but she could pass it down to her oldest daughter. Arabella does whatever it takes to get the keep back, including divorcing her husband, despite how much she has come to love him. This really is a story of love conquers all.

Book Blurb for The Spitfire

They cast their destineis to the winds of desire.

The year is 1483. Tavis Stewart, Earl of Dunmore, abducts beautiful Lady Arabella Grey, cousin of King Richard III, as she is about to marry Sir Jasper Keane. Tavis wants revenge for Jasper’s murder of his fiancée. Irresistibly, deliciously, Arabella surrenders to her enemy with fierce abandon--knowing that there may be only one way to get what is rightfully hers.

Publisher’s Note: Originally published elsewhere in 1990.

Blush sensuality level: This is a sensual romance (may have explicit love scenes, but not erotic in frequency or type). Book Length: Super Plus Novel

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2012 4.50