Friday, July 11, 2008

The Rogue's Redemption

Author: Ruth Axtell Morren
Publisher: Steeple Hill Books
February 2008
ISBN: 978-0-373-78600-8
Genre: Inspirational/historical

Miss Hester Leighton is amused by the London ton. She’s accompanying her tradesman father on a business trip to London, and he’s hired a woman to take Hester around and introduce her to the town. But one of the first people Hester meets is Major Gerrit Hawkes, and according to her charge, he is totally unsuitable.

Gerrit knows he shouldn’t be seeking out Hester’s company. After all, she’s returning to Maine, and she deserves more from a future mate than a penniless soldier haunted by his memories of Waterloo. But she’s wealthy—and her money, looks, and attitude are very appealing.

When Hester returns home to Bangor, Maine, Gerrit misses having her on his side of the ocean. Will Gerrit risk everything for a chance to earn a home in Hester’s heart?

THE ROGUE’S REDEMPTION is a fun story, with a spunky heroine who isn’t even worried about impressing the ton, but just wants a good time when she’s in the England. The hero is rakish, and needs a woman to save him from himself, but he’s loveable in his own right.

The faith message is expertly woven in and isn’t preachy, and the setting is an important part of the story. I laughed out loud at a few lines in this story, and thoroughly enjoyed the tale. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book. Don’t miss THE ROGUE’S REDEMPTION. $6.99. 407 pages.

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