This is a story of loyalty and risk, in a place and time where no one was safe. It's a story about the temptations of luxury and security, and about the danger of letting others define you. It's a story about the lengths people will go to for pride and for love.
Set during the early years of the French Revolution, "The Exiles" follows the love affair between a French noblewoman and an Englishman. From Bordeaux to London, from Versailles to the Bastille, and from heart to hand ... these two uncertain lovers find, in the end, that trial and error have brought them more truly together.
"The Exiles" is a historical romance novel of approximately 122,000 words. Adult situations and themes.
In the fall of 1792, a young nobleman rides alone across England ... fleeing a heartbreak, and on the trail of a killer. Who fired the rifle shot that killed his uncle? Who was the bullet meant for?
Was it connected to the string of domestic “accidents” that Edward Rowe has escaped, more-or-less unscathed? And who would he find in Liverpool? The killer’s trail goes cold, but Ned finds something else ... something different ... something wholly unexpected.
A Welsh woman seeking work in England throws in her lot with Ned. Their chance encounter soon grows into a passionate connection. Gwen treasures their time together, knowing it must end, knowing Ned must return to the responsibilities of his position. When Ned disappears, Gwen can do nothing ... nothing but hope, and believe, and trust. Visions of a dark man, a giant dog, and a horse like a storm cloud sustain her through the months until Gwen finally obeys Ned’s wish and travels to his sister’s home. Will she find true welcome? Will Ned ever return? And can the mystery of his disappearance be solved?
“Discovered” is a love story set in an England not of ballrooms or battlegrounds, but of country roads and workingmen’s homes. It is a story of the traditions and expectations that can constrain those of any heritage, unless they chance stepping out of their “proper” role.
Is love worth the risk?