Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Historical Romance
Heat Rating: 1
Lydia Winchester's plain features and bookish personality have doomed her to spinsterhood in Victorian London. Her true interests lie in a far-off, exotic land she's determined to reach in order to right a terrible wrong.
Armand St. Clair's only loyalty belongs to the sea. When a little mouse of an Englishwoman saves him from the gallows, he feels honor-bound to accede to her brother's request and escort her to Hong Kong. But treachery and danger sail with them on the high seas.
In a mystic empire, Lydia will face the evils of greed, opium, and betrayal to find her true self: a woman of incredible honor, courage, and determination. A woman destined to love the one man who gave her his protection and his name when she needed them most.
Book three of the series. In this one Lydia Winchester begs Captain Armand St Clair for passage on his ship to Hong Kong. Not too keen on the idea, he eventually agrees.
This book kept my attention and I read it in one sitting. The characters are well grounded, although do need their heads knocked together at times. Again, after the one sex scene, which again has the same unrealistic flaw as book two, the hero upsets the heroine and she storms off in a huff.
The descriptions are wonderful, the main characters memorable and the story enchanting. A heart-warming tale and worth reading.
4 Tea Cups!