Faced with an impossible choice, Anne Marlowe is torn between her husband’s love and the hope of her father’s forgiveness. As American forces follow up on their tide-turning victories over the British at Freeman’s Farm and Bemis Heights, Peter is drawn deeper into the shady network of espionage that could cost them both their lives.
Is his commitment to “the Cause” stronger than his hard-won love for Anne? Will her sacrifice tear them apart again...this time forever? Or will they find the peace and happiness they both seek in a new beginning?
The Partisan’s Wife follows Anne and Peter through the war torn landscape of Revolutionary War America, from the Battle of Saratoga to British-occupied New York and Philadelphia, and beyond.
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Tony eyed her closely and whispered. “What if I were to give you my word of honor that I will not force you to compromise your wedding vows?”
“Do I have another choice?”
He smiled and shrugged. “You could go back inside.” By the downward cast of her eyes, her resolve faltered. “Either those red coated brutes will eat you alive, or Gerda will have your head on a platter.” He looked back anxiously at the light in the window. “Of course, you could stay here and freeze to death…. It’s up to you. I have no desire to tarry.”
“You were cheating, weren’t you?”
“Hardly the time to be self-righteous.”
“I need to know.”
“Are you coming or not?”
“I thought it was on my account that you….” She hesitated.
“You would have liked that, wouldn’t you, princess?” He raised his brow. “A sorry display of chivalry! I merely forgot myself.” He limped past her through the alley. “I’m going. I’ve neither the time nor the stomach for this insanity.”
“Wait!” She started after him, then stopped when he turned. “I’m sorry you were hurt. But I….”
“Don’t waste your pity, angel, unless you’re prepared to give me some real solace.” He smiled derisively, then, seeing her unmoved by his crude proposal, quickly changed his tone. “I’m sorry, as well. I’m in bad sorts, and it’s dammed cold, and I’m eager to put this hell hole behind me.”
She shivered violently. “Where are we to go?”
He regarded her with irritation, then spoke quickly, accenting his words with a dramatic flourish of his hand. “I am going to bed.” She winced. “You may come or you may stay. You’re free to do as you please. It’s well past curfew. If you had an ounce of sense, you’d do well not to stand there, shivering like an idiot, dressed only in your scruples.” He tore off his coat. “Here…put this on. Your state of holy wedlock won’t keep you warm on this night.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
As a child Kathy wanted to be a writer when she grew up. She also wanted to act. After receiving an MFA in Acting and playing the part of starving young artist in New York, she taught theater classes at a small college in the Mid-West before returning home to the East Coast, where over the years, she and her husband raised two kids and an assortment of dogs. During stints in advertising, children’s media publishing, and education reform in the former Soviet Unions, she wrote whenever she could. Her love of early American history has its roots in family vacations up and down the East Coast visiting old forts and battlefields and places such as Williamsburg, Mystic Sea Port, and Sturbridge Village. At the same time, she daydreamed in history classes, imagining the everyday people behind all the dates and conflicts and how they lived.
Claiming her best ideas are born of dreams, Kathy has written a number of stories over the years. Her first published novel, Winter Fire, a 1998 Golden Heart finalist in historical romance, was reissued in 2010 by Books We Love, Ltd.
When not writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, photography, playing “ball” with the dogs, and rooting on her favorite sports teams.
Blog: http:// http://illsay.wordpress.com/
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