While Conrad criticizes Charlotte for her interest in politics, lectures, and lack of domestic skills, she faults him for his insensitivity, rigid schedules, and harsh discipline. The two just can't seem to get along. But could all their bickering be a sign of something more--an attraction between the two? Afraid of loving a man duty-bound to war, she ignores the growing affection between them.
Battle breaks out on Lake Erie. As U.S. Naval officers, Conrad and his brother attend their posts. Charlotte turns to fervent prayer and wills her faith to grow strong as she learns to wait upon the Lord. When neither returns, Charlotte fears the worst.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-09-08
- Reviewer: Staff
In the third and final book of Taylor’s MacGregor Legacy series, MacGregor granddaughter Charlotte Morgan is coping with the death of her twin sister Emma. With the country in the throes of the War of 1812, Emma’s husband, David, a naval officer, has been transferred to Lake Erie. Charlotte promises to care for her sister’s two young children and feels obligated to follow her widowed brother-in-law to the Great Lakes region. Complicating matters, David is under the command of his brother Conrad, a onetime suitor of Charlotte’s who jilted her six years earlier. As David drowns his grief in alcohol, Conrad and Charlotte forge a truce for the sake of the children. Taylor channels Jane Austen as Conrad’s and Charlotte’s bickering fuels their attraction to each other, in a manner reminiscent of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet. Charlotte struggles with trusting the man who left her for the sea, and Conrad fights to show his affection without further alienating the woman he loves. Agent: Terry Burns, Hartline Literary Agency. (Nov.)