Thursday, May 24, 2012
Don't have anything to read this weekend? Here's your chance to download Hearts Restored by Prue Phillipson. It's FREE until Sunday in the Kindle store. Check out the blurb below then click on the link to take you to the amazon store.
What can a young man of fifteen do when he is told by his mother that the
three cousins he is about to meet all want to marry him? Daniel Wilson
Horden has arrived in London with his parents from their home in
Northumberland on the very day of King Charles II's triumphant return to
his capital. Receiving his own personal wave from the king, Daniel longs
only to serve him, but first he must keep at bay the threat of marriage.
His two French cousins are adamant in their pursuit of him, but Daniel is
intrigued by his English cousin, Eunice, whose Puritan father
snatches her away from the reunion celebrations. Unaware that his gallant
attempt to save her has endeared him to her, Daniel only just escapes the
marriage trap which his younger French cousin lays for him and is sent off to study at Cambridge University. Once she returns to her father's home, Eunice is condemned to a life of austerity.
Heart-sick, she is assured by her grandmother that Daniel will come for her when he graduates from university. But, unaware of his cousin's feelings for him, Daniel goes off to join the navy only to find that
fighting in the king's service is not as glorious as he had imagined. While the navy suffers at sea, London passes through plague and fire. Will Eunice survive the hardship? And will Daniel return to fulfill the
promise in his eyes on that fateful day in London?