Rebel Baron

Rebel Baron

by Shirl Henke

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Former Confederate major Brandon Caruthers is on a roll...of bad luck. He has lost the war, his fiancée and his Kentucky horse farm. When he inherits an English title, the new Baron Rushcroft learns from his London solicitor that his estates are bankrupt. So much for building a new life in a new land.


That's when imperious widow Miranda Auburn offers him a stroke of good luck. Tough and rich as a Yankee robber baron, she wants a title for her lovely young daughter. Brand chokes down that monumental rebel pride and agrees to court the girl in return for a loan to save his estates. But complications arise as he finds himself drawn to the frosty mother rather than the nubile daughter. When Lori gleefully begins to play matchmaker, the skittish Miranda realizes that her daughter's "suitor" is falling in love with her. As a proper Victorian matron, she is horrified at her own attraction to Brand.


Her reaction makes the Battle of Bull Run seem like a ride through Hyde Park. But the London newspapers don't call him the Rebel Baron for nothing. He has lost much, but damned if he will lose the woman he loves—neither to her fearful pride, nor to the mysterious enemy who is trying to kill her.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015080186
Publisher: Shirl Henke
Publication date: 08/29/2012
Series: American Lords , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 57,948
File size: 545 KB

About the Author

SHIRL HENKE lives in St. Louis, where she enjoys gardening in her yard and greenhouse, cooking holiday dinners for her family and listening to jazz. In addition to helping brainstorm and research her books, her husband Jim is “lion tamer” for their two wild young tomcats, Pewter and Sooty, geniuses at pillage and destruction.
Shirl has been a RITA finalist twice, and has won three Career Achievement Awards, an Industry Award and three Reviewer’s Choice Awards from Romantic Times.
“I wrote my first twenty-two novels in longhand with a ballpoint pen—it’s hard to get good quills these days,” she says. Dragged into the twenty-first century by her son Matt, a telecommunication specialist, Shirl now uses two of those “devil machines.” Another troglodyte bites the dust. Please visit her at

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Rebel Baron 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters live!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Books like the 'Rebel Baron' really is the reason that i love readin... Shirl Henke and an amazing author and she knows how to write a great story....
Guest More than 1 year ago
With the Confederacy defeated, Brandon Caruthers returns to his Kentucky home River Trails to see it in ruin and the back taxes on his property makes it even more difficult for him to regain all he lost when his side went down to defeat. His former fiancé dumped him while he fought and married into a pro-Union banking family. To add insult to injury, the former Reba Cunningham now Wilcox pays the back taxes on Brandon¿s estate to punish her ex...................................... In 1867, Brandon leaves his American troubles behind to go to London as a Baron seeking a wealthy heiress to finance his efforts to regain control of River Trails. He cuts a deal with widow Miranda Auburn in which he will marry her daughter Lorilee in exchange for her loaning him the capital he needs to buy back his family property. Everything is perfect except for one problem; he has fallen love with the older Auburn female...................... Though some of the intrigue subplots seem unnecessary and Reba is drawn too nasty to matter, readers will appreciate this historical romance between an older wealthy woman and a younger needing cash male. The story line is fast-paced, but at its best when the triangle interacts even with Lorilee knowing she and Brand will not suit. A kidnapping and the outrageous behavior of Reba takes away from a powerful post American Civil War love story............................... Harriet Klausner