He survived war, and returned to devastation...
A hero of the Irish Brigade, Shane MacDermott returned home to New York to find his family decimated and his world shattered. He'd vowed to protect those he loved-but can he protect the woman who came to mean everything to him?
She risks her life to save the people she loves...
Lydia Daniels will risk anything to protect the women she shelters beneath the roof of her elegant Gramercy Park mansion-even if she has to trust the one man who can destroy her.
Shane and Lydia both hide secrets that could destroy them-and put their lives in jeopardy. Can their love overcome their carefully guarded deceptive hearts?
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An Emotional Irish Suspense! Cynthia Owens is an excellent storyteller and Deceptive Hearts has everything a read need to enjoy story filled with tenderness, passion and mystery. This author wrote a touching story with loving characters with high emotions! This is Cynthia Owens’s new series Wild Geese! I loved her two main characters Shane MacDermott and Lydia Daniels. Shane was one of those Wild Geese, Irish young men, forced to leave Ireland for the armies of America, he was also a hero of the Irish Brigade. When he arrived in New York, a police officer named Hugh took him under his wing and taught him everything to become an officer. He has a daughter named Fiona. Lydia, is a young strong-minded woman, who feels she has to protect young women being abused by men, by sheltering them in her mansion. Shane meets Lydia for the first time, when he gets a glimpse of her, while trying to help one of them. Shane is fascinated and intrigued by this mysterious lady! Shane will fall in love with Lydia even if he thinks she is running a high-class brothel, he will discover that he is far from the truth. Both share secrets they want to be kept hidden, but their friendship will evolve into tenderness and trust will help them deal with their past. Will love be enough to keep them together? How will they deal with their past to move forward! You will meet four of the other Wild Geese, Shane’s friends Cathal, Dary, Declan and Kieran. I liked her other character in this story a boy named Caleb who you will love! This historical Irish story was perfect for me, it was very well written filled with suspense, tenderness, intrigue and love! She is a high quality writer and one of my favorite authors for Irish romances! She knows how to write beautiful words to keep you interested until the end, I could not put it down, I read it in two days. Ms. Owens’s books never disappoint me! I highly recommend Cynthia Owens’s books! Give her books a chance, you won’t regret it! I will be watching for Ms. Owens second book in her Wild Geese series, KEEPER OF THE LIGHT, which will be Cathal Donnelly’s story.