Monday, December 29, 2014

Triumph and Treasure by Collette Cameron

Title:  Triumph and Treasure
Series:  Highland Heather Romancing a Scot #1
Author:  Collette Cameron
Published:  December 3/14 by Soul Mate Publishing
Length:  279pgs
Format:   ecopy
Genre:  historical romance
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

A disillusioned Scottish gentlewoman. 

Angelina Ellsworth once believed in love—before she discovered her husband of mere hours was a slave-trader and already married. To avoid the scandal and disgrace, she escapes to her aunt and uncle’s, the Duke and Duchess of Waterford. When Angelina learns she is with child, she vows she’ll never trust a man again.

A privileged English lord.

Flynn, Earl of Luxmoore, led an enchanted life until his father committed suicide after losing everything to Waterford in a wager. Stripped of all but his title, Flynn is thrust into the role of marquis as well as provider for his disabled sister and invalid mother. Unable to pay his father’s astronomical gambling loss, Flynn must choose between social or financial ruin.

When the duke suggests he’ll forgive the debt if Flynn marries his niece, Flynn accepts the duke’s proposal. Reluctant to wed a stranger, but willing to do anything to protect her babe and escape the clutches of the madman who still pursues her, Angelina agrees to the union. Can Flynn and Angelina find happiness and love in a marriage neither wanted, or is the chasm between them insurmountable?

My Review:

This novel had me in absolute stitches at times. Cameron combines romance with a dash of suspense in an unforgettable manner. The well-executed plot was full of twists and turns. Cameron captured my attention and my emotions. Her picturesque descriptions take you from the British countryside to Scotland to London in a vivid manner.

The cast of characters in this novel was perfect. The main characters were very well developed. I enjoyed how different yet similar they were. They were also all-round good people that you wanted to see succeed, even if the circumstances weren’t necessarily the best. I love Lina’s list. I laughed each time she added a new element to it. It was quite revealing as to who she was & what she’d been through. The supporting cast rounded out the story nicely. I appreciated how there was conflict between them, but yet they all came together the way true friends and family do.

All together this was a very enjoyable read. It was a fantastic start to Cameron’s new series. I can’t wait to read more & would definitely recommend it to others.

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