by Robert Carter

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True love. The terror of war. Rejection. Separation. Reconciliation. COURAGE.

France, 1790, and a nation is on the brink of destruction, a not so innocent flirtation at a glamorous ball, a Frenchwoman destined for the guillotine, and a British naval captain who has loved and lost her - these are the ingredients of , Courage, Robert Carter’s epic tale of love and war. Add to these the machinations of a shadowy Brotherhood which is shaping the future of the world, and we have a story to rival the work of Patrick O’Brian.

Full of intrigue, drama and adventure, larger-than-life passions and the clash or war, Courage is set against the bloody background of the French Revolution as Napoleon Bonaparte prepares to stride out onto the stage of history. Captain Sidney Smith, a naval captain, falls in love with a young French aristocrat, but when her family is overwhelmed by the Revolution he must make a choice. Courage tells the tale of a man and woman whose indelible memories of a forbidden romance sustains them through the terrors of war, and whose faith in one another finally overcomes all.

Captain Sidney Smith and Berenice de Sainte Honorine du Fay, niece of the Duc d’Harcourt are besotted by one another in an instant that can only be called “love at first sight.” She throws all caution to the winds, but then is told that the charismatic young captain took her to bed on a wager. She is appalled. She has been taken for a fool. In truth, he has fallen for her and is intent on resolving the misunderstanding , but their two countries are heading into war and duty calls him away. Meanwhile, the revolution has begun, a mob is roaming through the countryside and Berenice, her sister and mother are trapped and must try to flee ...

Lovers of romance, adventure and drama will enjoy this historically accurate and well-researched depiction of a family’s attempts to survive a time of raging violence.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940033273096
Publisher: Robert Carter
Publication date: 06/04/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

As a child I lived in Sydney, Australia. I was twelve when we returned to England aboard the P&O liner Orcades. I studied Astrophysics at Newcastle University. I loved Newcastle from the moment I arrived. I loved the university, loved the city and I especially loved the Geordies. I was reading a lot of science fiction – and began to write my own stories and launched the university's first science fiction society.After that I worked in oil industry in the USA, and was posted to parts of the Middle East and the war-torn heart of Africa. It was both dangerous and well-paid. More than once I came close to being killed - and plenty of good men I knew never came home. I went to remote places like the Rub al Khali and the Congo, and I saw things most people don't see, or ever want to.In my 20's I travelled to East Berlin and Warsaw, then to Moscow and Leningrad. I took the Trans-Siberian railway to Japan. I worked in Hong Kong and entered China proper as part of a project to develop that country's communications. I took tea with the heir of the last king of Upper Burma near Mandalay, and on the road to Everest base camp I just happened to run into Sir Edmund Hillary. After travelling around most of India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia , I returned home and got a job with the BBC. Four years later, I left the BBC to write.

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pipster2 More than 1 year ago
This long story never felt too long~In fact, I never wanted it to end! It was packed with history, intrigue, adventure, romance, and with believable characters who you got to know through their point of views. I'd recommend this to both men and women, teens on up to adults of all ages. It's truly a great read that will have you on the edge of your seats with anticipation!!!