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Friday, July 8, 2016
Review: Kimberly Cates’ THE RAIDER’S BRIDE – Pre-Revolutionary War Love Story
Set in Virginia in 1772, this is the
story of Ian Blackheath, a rogue and a patriot who, as “Pendragon”, raids Tory
holdings at night. One day he is saddled with his dead sister’s rebellious
child, Lucy. So it’s Lucy the brat and Ian the debauched aristocrat until Ian meets
Emily d’Autrecourt in her millinery shop. Not knowing what a brat Lucy is, not
to mention a liar, Emily believes Ian a cruel, insensitive man at the way he
treats his niece.
But then Lucy steals a doll from
Emily’s shop, a doll that hides evidence of Emily’s spying for the English. She
needs to get that doll back even if she has to become the brat’s governess so
she can search for it, which is just what she does.
Ian is thrilled when Emily agrees to take
charge of Lucy and thinks he can keep the new governess from learning his
secret. Of course, he knows nothing of her secret. Two spies hiding out in the
same house—and on opposite sides of the war to come.
Much of the story concerns Lucy and how
she changes under Emily’s kind ministrations. There are some good twists and
turns in the latter third of the story when many secrets are reveals, not just
the ones we knew about. The characters are richly developed and Emily and Lucy’s
interactions well done.