It is 1821 and smuggling is rife on the English coast. Lucy Yorton, dragged away from her privileged early life, must slave on a bleak, run-down farm. Those around her suspect she is a spy and treat her accordingly. Her problems increase when two men enter her life:-
Lieutenant Karl Thorsen, sworn to avenge the murder of his father, is a King’s man. He is determined to stop the violent smugglers, hang them, and hang and gibbet one in particular.
Daniel Tynton has smuggling in his blood. Undaunted by Thorsen’s threats, he is respected and feared.
The choices we make determine our futures and Lucy is torn between two determined men as the secrets and lies undermining her life are exposed.
Reviews from Goodreads:
‘Have added Anna Faversham to my favorite authors’ list! Great plot, interesting characters and an inspirational story.
Looking forward to the next book.’
‘Great story – rich with historical descriptions, this story of a girl’s tough life really drew me in… Great uplifting story.’
‘Very exciting and a good book.’
‘A great read and I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series.’
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