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For the Love of a Soldier
     

For the Love of a Soldier

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by Victoria Morgan
 

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From an enthralling new voice in historical romance comes a heartfelt tale of love, deception, and redemption in the face of mortal danger…

Captain Garrett Sinclair, the Earl of Kendall, has returned to England a changed man. As a survivor of the legendary Charge of the Light Brigade, he has spent months as a remorseless rake and dissolute

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From an enthralling new voice in historical romance comes a heartfelt tale of love, deception, and redemption in the face of mortal danger…

Captain Garrett Sinclair, the Earl of Kendall, has returned to England a changed man. As a survivor of the legendary Charge of the Light Brigade, he has spent months as a remorseless rake and dissolute inebriate in order to forget it. But Garrett has also made powerful enemies who want him dead…

Desperate and down to her last pound, Lady Alexandra Langdon has disguised herself as a man for a place at the gaming tables. But when a hard-eyed, handsome man wins the pot, he surprises her by refusing her money. Indebted, she divulges an overheard plot against his life, and promises to help him find his foes—for a price.

But even as Alexandra fights her growing desire to reveal herself—and her heart—to the determined Garrett, she cannot shed the fear that the cost of her alliance with the earl may be a price too dear: her own secret betrayal.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Success isn’t in the cards for Alexandra Langdon, losing her last £100 to Garrett Sinclair, the Earl of Kendall, at the Duke of Hammond’s ball. Though dressed as Mr. Alex Daniels, she at least had an even chance. So why did Kendall return the blunt to her? Then Alex overhears a murderous plot against that same lord, but convincing him of the danger is another matter, until they are waylaid on the road. Alex is knocked unconscious, and Kendall uncovers her secret—or so he thinks. He wants Alexandra’s aid in thwarting the murder scheme, and as long as Kendall doesn’t know her true identity, Alex will play along. But does he have to be so distracting? As one of the few survivors of the deadly Crimean battle of Balaclava, Garrett can use all the distractions Alex provides as well.

Verdict A 2011 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart® Finalist, Morgan’s debut novel hits many of the right notes. Both of the protagonists are trying to conceal old torments, making them a perfect match in wit as well as emotion. Perhaps too much of the plot is settled “off stage” for readers who like to be in on the action, but that’s a minor quibble. Also, a bit less “crushing” would have been welcome, but this is a first novel and a well done one at that.—Bette-Lee Fox, Library Journal

(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425264232
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/05/2013
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
928,381
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

A lifelong New England resident, Victoria Morgan lives in a suburb of Boston. There she juggles (with differing degrees of priority) a part-time job, writing, watercolor classes, her husband, two teenagers, and a mini–golden doodle with a Napoleon complex. A 2011 RWA Golden Heart Finalist and an insatiable reader, she loves to see the magic of a world taking shape through the words of a book or the beauty of a painted picture.

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For the Love of a Soldier 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great read.   Characters come alive in a unique historical setting.   Romance scenes are terrific.   I'm looking forward to reading more from this terrific new author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that this book was phenomenal! The characters were captivating as was the plot. I couldn't set it down!
PenelopeR More than 1 year ago
This book is a gem. It combines complex characters, a satisfying love story, and a fascinating examination of the Battle of Balaclava and its devastating consequences for the soldiers who survived. I cannot recommend this book highly enough for those who love romances that weave real history with a satisfying love story and a blissful HEA. Its a remarkable debut novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best romances I've read in a while. Really enjoyed reading about Garret & Alex's budding romance & how their strengths helped one another. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! The writing was beautiful and the dialogue was clever. The characters were greatly developed and I felt as though I became emotionally invested in them as the book went on!  Highly recommend to fellow romance fans. 
winslowJS More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book!!  This book was wonderful. I highly recommend it -- a great read. The romance between the two main characters was fun, playful and loving. The other characters in the story were entertaining with interesting story lines as well. In addition,  it was a pleasure to learn some history while  reading this book.  Bravo Ms. Morgan. I look forward to reading your next book - I hope SOON!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the witty banter..with passion.great story. A must read.
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