The Reluctant Bride
Publisher: Choc Lit
In nineteenth-century France, a young woman is caught in a treacherous web of spies, intrigue, and dangerous romance. During the final years of the Napoleonic Wars, desolate Emily Micklen has few options after her loving fiancé, Jack, dies in battle. With child, she is sure to face ruinous scandal, rejection from her Puritanical father, and absolute poverty should she be cast out. Her only escape is to accept the proposal of a scarred and taciturn soldier. Emily is Major Angus McCartney’s chance for escape as well—from the loneliness and haunting grief over the sins of his past and the tragic death of his mistress. Then, as Napoleon cuts a swath across Europe, Angus is sent to France to snare a notorious female French spy. But neither he nor Emily is prepared for where the mission will lead them—straight into a trap of family betrayals and deadly secrets. Now, in a time of war, Emily and Angus will discover that their hard-won love could be the only thing that can save them.