THE SERGEANT’S LADY
- Pub. Date: August 2010
- Publisher: Carina Press
- ISBN-13: 9781426890505
- ISBN: 1426890508
From the Publisher
Highborn Anna Arrington has been “following the drum,” obeying the wishes of her cold, controlling cavalry officer husband. When he dies, all she wants is to leave life with Wellington’s army in Spain behind her and go home to her family’s castle in Scotland.
Sergeant Will Atkins ran away from home to join the army in a fit of boyish enthusiasm. He is a natural born soldier, popular with officers and men alike, uncommonly brave and chivalrous, and educated and well-read despite his common birth.
As Anna journeys home with a convoy of wounded soldiers, she forms an unlikely friendship with Will. When the convoy is ambushed and their fellow soldiers captured, they become fugitives—together. The attraction between them is strong—but even if they can escape the threat of death at the hands of the French, is love strong enough to bridge the gap between a viscount’s daughter and an innkeeper’s son?
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM NET GALLEY!
THE SERGEANT’S LADY by Susanna Fraser is a historical romance set in 1808-1814 Spain and England. It is well written with details and depth. It is fast paced, page turner. It has romance, sensuality, military life, breaking social barriers,hardship, and true love. Can a Viscount’s daughter and an innkeeper’s son break the social barrier to true love….The hero, Will is a natural born soldier, a sergeant, brave, handsome, well educated, and an innkeeper’s youngest son. The heroine, Anna, is beautiful, lonely,a viscount’s daughter,is following her cold, controlling cavalry officer husband through Spain. She meets Will and a friend of his who is having a baby on the side of the trail. She stops to help, her husband is furious and forbids her to do so, but she does any way. After Anna’s husband is killed trying to rape a village girl, Anna’s cousin sends her with Will and his convoy. She only wants to go back home to her beloved Scotland, but their convoy is captured by a French patrol. The French commandant, is out to rape Anna. Will learns of this and he and she escapes and go on the run. They face hardship, cold, lack of food, patrols, and along the way love blooms. This is a wonderful story of love and facing social pressure, finally each other and breaking those barriers. I would highly recommend this book especially if you enjoy military, romance, true love and sweet surrender. This book was received for review from Net Galley and details can be found at Carina Press.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn