Christian Severn, Duke of Mercia, is captured out of uniform by the French, and is thus subject to torture. Christian does not break, not once, and is released when Toulouse falls. Back in England, Christian has great difficulty taking up the reins of his life until Gillian, Countess of Windmere,... show more
Christian Severn, Duke of Mercia, is captured out of uniform by the French, and is thus subject to torture. Christian does not break, not once, and is released when Toulouse falls. Back in England, Christian has great difficulty taking up the reins of his life until Gillian, Countess of Windmere, a relation of his late wife, pointedly reminds him that he has a daughter who still needs him very much—a daughter who no longer speaks. Gilly pushes, pulls, and drags Christian back to life, and slowly, she and he admit an attraction to each other.
Christian offers Gilly marriage, but Gilly is a widow, and has fared badly at the hands of her first husband. Gillian will not pledge her heart to a man bent on violence, for Christian cannot give up his determination to extract revenge from his torturer. What will it take for them to give up their stubborn convictions and choose each other over the bonds of the past?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2014-07-01
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages no: 415
Edition language: English
Series: Captive Hearts (#1)
Christian was captured, held captive, and tortured for almost a year. He is freed at war's end. This book had heavier issues due to this. He had to deal with the trauma done him- both physical and emotional. Gillian was married to an abusive man for 8 years before died of a stroke. To get an idea of...
I enjoyed this historical romance with a bit of danger and suspense in it. I received this book for free and I voluntarily chose to review it. I've given this a 5* rating. This starts out during a period of war in Europe with the hero being a captive. Even after the war, there is danger. I still hav...
Swoony romance between two damaged people who find their way back to healing together. Loved it especially because it had an old romance flavor to it. Definitely reading on since, at the end of this one, we get a hint of how book two's protagonist (who tortured our hero!!) will be redeemed.
“Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” ― Seneca I've read a couple of Grace Burrowes' Windham series as well as a couple of her MacGregor series, and while none were awful, neither were they books I wanted to read over and over and none instilled a burning curiosity/longing to see the othe...
Engaging, well-written story about a man who had been tortured (in many different ways, both physical and psychological) over several months in captivity, and a woman who suffered extreme abuse in her marriage to a much older man. The main characters, Christian Severn, the Duke of Mercia, and Gillia...