So Fair a Lady

So Fair a Lady

by Amber Lynn Perry

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Overview

Boston, MA 1773: Shards of Eliza Campbell's life crash to the ground when she discovers a devastating secret: her father was a spy for the Sons of Liberty. Determined to uncover the truth, not even a marriage proposal from the dashing British Officer Samuel Martin can dissuade her. When rescued from British capture by handsome patriot Thomas Watson, Eliza discovers what her father risked his life for and yearns to know more. But will her budding attraction to this courageous patriot damage her already wounded heart?

After years of being blackmailed by Officer Martin, Thomas plans to start a new life in the small town of Sandwich. However, when his actions place Eliza and her sister in danger, he must act quickly to protect them from falling into enemy hands. If the three of them are discovered, their lives will never be the same. Now, not only must he protect Eliza, he must protect his heart from a love that is sure to wound him far greater than any British soldier ever could.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781497518407
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/22/2014
Series: Daughters of His Kingdom , #1
Pages: 394
Sales rank: 1,097,069
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Amber Lynn Perry is a historical romance novelist, focusing on her favorite time in American history--the Revolutionary era. She received a Bachelor's degree from Portland State University and currently lives in Washington state with her husband and two daughters. She loves to hear from readers and you can contact her through her website, www.amberlynnperry.com or through her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/amberperrywrites.

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So Fair a Lady 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
CarolJo More than 1 year ago
My attention was captured from the first paragraph! Imagine learning upon his death that your respected Tory father is actually a patriot! It is hard to believe So Fair a Lady is Amber Lynn Perry's debut novel! This revolutionary era book is fast-paced with strong main characters! Set in the Boston to Barnstable, Massachusetts area, the book contains plenty of action. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys American historical fiction. I won So Fair A Lady in a giveaway by Loraine Nunely.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
I have loved reading novels set in the Colonial time period since I picked up Ann Rinaldi's Time Enough for Drums as a teenager. There is something about the political birth of our country and the patriots that affected change that is so powerful. This book is especially dynamic since Eliza begins loyal to the King of England, but as she follows the prompting of her father to search for the truth, she comes to an understanding that the true King to whom her loyalties belong is God. The relationship Eliza has with her sister Kitty is sweet and also grounding since they don't know where their future will take them, but they are strong for each other. The chemistry between Eliza and Thomas is palpable, and the restrained passion creates a wonderful romantic tension. It was interesting to read Officer Martin's point of view as well, since he doesn't appear to be a villain to Eliza and Kitty, and his decisions stem from a real worry for Eliza. The pacing of the novel is well-done, with a good balance of action and apprehension as well as pondering and growth. The ending wraps this book up, however there is another novel in the series with Kitty as the main character, and I am excited that it will be releasing this summer! I definitely recommend this book to fans of Jody Hedlund's writing. Amber Perry's debut novel has been not only a pleasure to read, but also thought-provoking and inspiring. (ARC provided by the author for unbiased review)
TSMathews More than 1 year ago
A Truly Remarkable Debut Novel by Amber Lynn Perry! In this Amber Lynn Perry's debut novel we are taken back in time to when our countrymen were yearning for the freedom they thought they were going to achieve when they left England far behind. The year is 1773 and things in Massachusetts are heating up; there is unrest and murmuring among the Colonists. There are even those who would dare to speak against the Crown; brave men who call themselves the Sons of Liberty. Eliza Campbell didn't realize how much life was going to change for her and her sister Kitty with her father Robert's deathbed confession of his secret life. Wasn't it enough that he was going to die? Why does she now have to carry the burden of knowing her beloved father was a spy for the Sons of Liberty? Maybe when her handsome beau, British Officer Samuel Martin, comes to visit he can help her figure out what to do. Thomas Watson is tired of being blackmailed and his family threatened by British Officer Samuel Martin. He is hoping soon to be done with all this spying on the people he has come to respect as true patriots; the Sons of  Liberty. Will this last piece of information be enough to send them on a chase in the wrong direction? Almost too late he realizes what the soldiers' real intent is and he rushes to rescue Eliza and Kitty Campbell. Arriving only minutes before the soldiers, Thomas is able to convince the girls they have to flee for their lives. When Officer Samuel Martin realizes Eliza and Kitty are missing, he searches frantically to find them. He is determined to have Eliza for his wife. When they meet again will she find out what kind of man Samuel really is before it's too late? Or will Thomas win Eliza's heart before Samuel finds them? Amber Perry has written a truly amazing story; one filled with exciting tidbits of American history. I was drawn in from the very beginning and things got more exciting from there! I immediately fell in love with Thomas and Eliza. I also enjoyed the friendship between Nathaniel, Thomas' friend and Kitty. I am very eager to see what comes next from the pen of this talented writer, perhaps a story featuring those two!! Thank you Amber for an extremely enjoyable read!
MrsTina42MR More than 1 year ago
So Fair A Lady, Daughters of His Kingdom Series*****, book 1 by Amber Lynn Perry After the death of her father, Robert Campbell, Eliza reads a letter he left for her. In the letter she learns that her father was a member of the Sons of Liberty and that their long-time “friend” British Officer Samuel Martin is not to be trusted. How can this be? What does he mean not trust Samuel? Struggling with her grief and now this unsettling news, she is confused as to what she should do. First, she has to learn more and seek God's guidance before she can make plans for her and her sister Kitty. Thomas Watson owns and operates the local print shop in Boston. He is also a member of the Sons of Liberty and because of that he is being blackmailed by British Officer Martin for information about the Sons of Liberty. Martin threatens Thomas' cousin and his family if he does not cooperate. Thomas suddenly finds himself rescuing Eliza and Kitty when he learns British officers are planning to arrest them. After several days traveling on foot, they reach the home he had built for himself 60 miles away. Here they would hide until the danger has passed. In the weeks following a romance develops between Thomas and Eliza, surprising them both. Officer Martin believes Eliza and her sister have been kidnapped—convinced Thomas Watson kidnapped them—and is frantic to find clues as to where they have gone. His search is fruitless so far but he does not give up. He will find his beloved Eliza! And he will deal harshly with Thomas! I enjoy reading Christian fiction set in the Colonial time period as this story is set. There is a glimpse of history as our country is being birthed. I like the way the characters love of country/patriotism is clearly shown as their love for God. Guilt, truth, loyalty, sacrifice, secrets revealed, danger, romance, faith, hope and redemption are woven throughout the story. The story captured my attention from the first page to the last, very hard to put down until finished. Looking forward to the next book in the series. ~~I received a copy of this book from the author and Carrie Fancett Pagels for my review~~
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
So Fair A Lady is the main reason why I do not just read books from major publishing companies. there are so many diamond reads from independent publishing and this book is one of those. I loved Amber Lynn Perry's characters, location, and story. She definitely knows how to write. Her writing reminds me of two of my favorite authors, Laura Frantz and Jody Hedlund. What a fantastic debut! I can't wait to read book 2 of the series. I love love love this book. It's definitely a keeper. Way to go, Amber! 5 plus more stars.
SylviaM More than 1 year ago
Numerous novels have been penned about the events surrounding America’s fight for independence. Amber Perry’s book, "So Fair a Lady", is a lovely addition to anyone’s shelves who are fans of this time period. "So Fair a Lady" takes us on a dangerous flight and fight for freedom, faith and family. Romance and suspense tangle together, pushing one another to reach the forefront. As a heroine, Eliza lives up to the title of this book. She is most definitely a fair lady. Not only is Eliza beautiful physically, she is kind, ladylike, steady, and gentle. I really admired her. She also has a good relationship with her sister, Kitty. They are best friends and reminded me a little of sisters from Jane Austen’s novels. Eliza’s character was pretty well-rounded and I felt like I got to know her. She would make a great friend. The hero, Thomas, is a gentleman; good looking, godly, and good-humored! :) Even after saying all that, he was still a little bit of a mystery to me. I never got to know him below the surface much. We get glimpses of his personal life in his print shop at the beginning of the novel, but never accompany him back there again. Each of these characters has a personal faith in God. I liked how they both prayed about situations, listened to God’s voice and took Him seriously. If you are a fan of a strong, villain voice in a novel then you will enjoy this book immensely. Right from the beginning Samuel is always there; a real thorn in the side and threat to the souls of our hero and heroine. His possessiveness and thirst for power, steadily progress throughout the pages of the story turning into an obsession. The supporting cast was well-written spending quality time on the pages without upstaging the main characters. I understand that book two will have these people as main characters. Within the pages of "So Fair a Lady", one gets tasteful, passionate romance. Hot on its heals is danger approaching round the corner. Amber Perry has an equal balance between the two. I’ve never been a big suspense fan and like either a small amount or none at all in my romance novels. If you love both, then this book will hit the spot. The romance and passion were simmering throughout the novel and written in a similar style of authors Jody Hedlund and Karen Witemeyer. I really loved the ending, but won’t give any spoilers! Some of my favorite parts of this novel were the tidbits of American history woven throughout the pages. Personally, I wish there would have been more history and less suspense. The stuff that was there made me really admire the patriots for all their sacrifices and the things they had to endure for the sake of freedom. Eliza’s dilemma of supporting the crown of England or turning to the patriots’ cause really made me stop and think. Now days it seems like an obvious decision. Those future Americans, though, had really tough choices to make; possibly liberty or death. "So Fair a Lady" is certain to grace the keeper shelf in many personal libraries. * I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Its_Time_Mamaw More than 1 year ago
Daughters of his Kingdom Eliza Campbell thought her worst day was the death of her father but it was the first of many bad days to come. Her life was not what she was raised to believe.  Her father kept secrets to protect both of his daughters.  Now it will be up to Eliza to protect hererself and her younger sister.  Her beau, British Officer Samuel Martin surprisingly was not the man her father wanted to her to marry.  Thomas Watson feels it is his responsibility to rescue Eliza and her sister from none other than British Officer Martin. When Officer Martin finds the error in his orders he is positive the women were kidnapped by a patriot by the name of Thomas Watson.  Now Samuel is determined to track down the kidnapper and bring his love Eliza and her sister back him and to their home.  Thomas must find a way to reveal the truth to Eliza about her father's mission and Thomas's role in that mission. This is what I would call a block buster book. I was mesmerized by this exploding story of action, danger, romance, faith, hope and redemption.  It's a real page turner.  I loved Thomas Watson, he had such admiration and dedication to his cause as a patriot.  He was also very committed to protect the Mr. Campbell's daughters.   I am looking forward to reading more from this author. I highly recommend this book. Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book from the author for an honest review.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a fantastic read. I loved the history involving our early American nation. The pace keeps up with intrigue, danger and blossoming love. The death of her father brings a secret to light that Eliza must find the truth to. The man trying to save her hide happens to be in the middle of the whole mess! I love how the author gave the romance a solid flowing path through the story, not weak at all. You can’t help but fall in love with all the characters! I also appreciated how well faith and standing strong in your beliefs is written into this beautiful, historical story. I highly recommend!