My Enemy, My Heart (#01 in Ashford Chronicles Series)
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About "My Enemy, My Heart (#01 in Ashford Chronicles Series)"
The sea is Deirdre MacKenzie's home, and the crew of her father's Baltimore clipper is the only family she loves. She's happier wearing breeches and climbing the rigging of the Maid of Alexandria than donning a dress and learning to curtsy. But when the War of 1812 erupts, the ship is captured by a British privateer, leaving her father, the captain, dead. Deirdre watches her crew herded into the hold, destined for the notorious Dartmoor prison in England. Though her fate as a noncombatant is uncertain, she knows she must find a way to free her crew. Kieran Ashford has caused his family one too many scandals. On his way to exile in America, he is waylaid by the declaration of war and a chance to turn privateer and make his own fortune. But he regrets his actions as soon as the rich prize is secured. Now his best chance at redeeming himself in the eyes of his family is to offer Deirdre the protection of his name in marriage. But love and loyalty clash as Kieran begins to win Deirdre's heart despite her plot to betray him. Will Kieran's plan mend the relationship with his family, and can this fated couple find true love despite the secret lies between them?
Meet the Author
Laurie Alice Eakes
Laurie Alice Eakes is the author of "Lady in the Mist", "Heart's Safe Passage", "A Necessary Deception", "A Flight of Fancy", and several other novels. She won a National Readers Choice Award for Best Regency in 2007 for Family Guardian. Laurie Alice writes full-time from her home in Texas, where she lives with her husband and sundry dogs and cats. A
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Was it the cover that drew you to the book, or perhaps even the blurb itself. Well, for me these were the reasons that first captured my attention. Being familiar with Eake's earlier works, I was ready for a story with unexpected twists, and this book delivered. Pirating stories are predictable in that an innocent American merchant ship gets captured and its crew are branded as prisoners of the Crown. However, as the story progresses, Deirdre and Kieran discover that they're prisoners themselves, held captive by feelings of worthlessness and the only way out is forgiveness; forgiveness of others and themselves. Already from the first chapter you will be drawn into the story. I hope you enjoy it :) All is not as it seems at first glance.