This is my first historical romance. I loved it.
Lawrence Stewart was busy studying to become a full-fledged lawyer as well as riding the circuit for a sick friend of his. Riding the circuit consisted of him performing the duties of a lawyer/judge. No doubt, he ran across many different situations which helped him to believe that he needed to be twice as good as, in order to be considered worthy to be a lawyer. All of his free time was spent studying, that is, until one morning he came out to prepare to leave a town and his horse was missing. Little did he know that this would be the catalyst that would usher him into some significant life changes.
Realie was a runaway slave that happened upon Lawrence Stewart’s melancholy horse. She decided to steal his horse (since it was unhappy anyway) as her means to get to Canada to freedom. Realie had been a house maid.
In her quest to escape, things got seriously complicated, beginning with an unlucky gunshot, which caused her and Lawrence to join forces. Their joining forces could lead to serious danger for one or both of them.
I loved this story. I can’t help but to think that Mrs. Taylor reminded me a little of Potifier’s wife in the Bible. She was intent on getting Mr. Stewart in bed, but he was simply not having it.
I am looking forward to reading more from this author.
-Reviewed by Cassandra