Alexavier LaRoice would have given anything to be able to love again. His heart had been broken at a young age by a woman who had betrayed him. As years pass, he grows into a man who is cold and distant, feeling that he is undeserving of love. As Alexavier finds himself aiding a family friend, he spends time with a woman who could mend his heart, a woman he has always cared about but never allowed himself to have feelings for-Isabelle Kingston. When Isabelle's sister, Rochelle, was kidnaped, she didn't know where to turn. But when Alexavier offered his help she accepted it eagerly, knowing that together they could save her. Their journey takes them throughout England and into Scotland in search of their souls, and what they find is an everlasting love, a love that will test everything they believe and yet will open their eyes to the deception around them. When evil forces them to doubt what is truly important they realize that, in the end, love is worth fighting for.
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Although categorized as romance/fiction this novel speaks the truth. Without forgiveness there is no closure, without closure there is no future. Alexavier LaRoice is the son of a well respected shipbuilder. At a young age he is seduced by a married women. When he learns of her marital status he is devastated and ends the relationship, before knowing that she is with child. The experience leaves him bitter, convinced there was love for everyone else except him. Alex promises an old family friend and local doctor to protect his daughters Isabelle and Rochelle while he is away. Since Alex, his brother Samuel and the two sisters had been childhood playmates there was already caring feelings present as he vows to protect them against anyone attempting to steal the family heirloom, a valuable Ruby Dagger. Orchestrating a devious plan to do just that at all cost, is the doctor¿s own brother and young Rochelle¿s fiancé. Rochelle and Alex¿s daughter are kidnapped, thus begins the journey across England to Scotland, pursuing their rescue and becoming involved with two warring clans. Passions are ignited during the dangerous yet exciting adventure and Alex¿s mistrust threatens to destroy the growing feelings of love. There are several trails to follow in this tale so you will want to read through to the conclusion. This book is well written and brings several related stories to the end with logical and enticing progression. Renee Hand, the author has a talent for creating a sense of familiarity between the reader and the characters. She releases her creative and passionate nature in her well thought out stories. Renee Hand has already produced an award winning novel, Magic Hearts and I am quite sure we will be hearing from her again.