Take a trip back in time, to 1785, when Horatio Nelson was anew captain. It is the Age of Sail, England is on the brink of war with France,and Royal Navy First Lieutenant Mark Douglas is not looking for a wife. As is so often the case, fate has other plans, and Mark sets his sightson a fiery society miss with a spirit to match his own. But can he redeem himself after inadvertentlyinsulting his prospective bride?
Lady Amanda Gascoigne-Lake is at first smittenwith and then disappointed by the impeccable naval man. After all, is it not awoman's prerogative to change her mind? When a soldier disparages herreputation, Mark defends her honor and wins his lady. What happens when herfather rejects Mark's suit, and an ancient brooch with mystical powers portendsdoom?
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I have loved the Brethren of the Coast series from book #1. If you've read any or all of the books in the series, (and I'm trying not to give anything away), you'll remember the closeness that Mark and Amanda shared and the cherished way in which Mark always treated his Amanda. Barbara Devlin really outdid herself in bringing their amazing love story to life! I knew when I saw she wrote this book, Mark & Amanda's story, that it would be good, but I never dreamed in my own imaginings that it would be like this. The ancient brooch is a brilliant addition to this story, and makes their romance all that more exiting, and magical. Amanda's father, the Marquess and Admiral of the Royal Navy he is certainly not giving his daughter into the hands of just any suitor, the gentleman must measure up. The well developed characters throughout the series have been adventurous, fun, lively, the ladies are all spitfires, daring, independent minded and loving. The gentlemen are all strong, brave, loyal, and loving heroes. It's hard to choose one favorite couple, especially after reading Loving Lieutenant Douglas. I truly hope you will read all the books in the Brethren of the Coast series, as I have enjoyed them all, and added them to my "keeper" shelf.