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5 stars for Claims of the Heart by USA Today Bestseller @AlinaKField #regency #historicalromance
Title: Claims of the Heart
Author: Alina K. Field
Genre: Historical Romance, Regency Romance
Since a perilous fall, Lucie Macbeth has been seeing more than a settled future as the heiress to a Scottish barony. The visions plaguing her include a man—one far above her class and breeding, and English to boot. He’s engaged to a duke’s granddaughter as well, and thus wholly inappropriate. Though she can’t marry him, and she won’t become any man’s leman, when the Sight warns her of danger to him her conscience, and her heart tell her she can’t walk away.
Since his return from Waterloo, Major Lord Rudgwick has been rusticating in the country teaching himself how to live as a man with only one hand and pondering how to end the engagement he contracted before his world turned upside down. But then a letter arrives from an old army comrade, requesting Rudgwick’s aid for his daughter, Lucie Macbeth, the woman he met one year earlier, the woman whose claims on his heart he can’t deny.
Lucie's gift for visions reveals great danger for the man she loves but can she protect him, only for him to marry another? As the daughter of a Scottish baron, Lucie MacBeth knows her station in life. Even if her heart beats for a man she can't have, he's claimed her heart. As her visions increase, panic rises within her for the man she loves from afar is in great danger. How can she warn him without revealing her gift? As enemies near and far plot his demise, Lucie must act. She'd risk her own life to protect his, but will it be enough?
Claims of the Heart is a sweeping historical romance that'll take your breath away. From the very first page, I was hooked. I couldn't stop reading it until the very end. Alina K. Field is a research genius, and it's one of the reasons why she's one of my one-click authors. With Claims of the Heart, she took a historical time period with a familiar literary family and added a paranormal twist I thoroughly enjoyed. I particularly relished the added dimension of an injured hero and how he overcomes it. The plot moves at a terrific pace with plenty of suspense, romance, and intriguing plot twists to keep the reader invested. The characters, though, are what drive the plot. There's a full cast of characters and they left a lasting impression on me, especially Lucie. If you're a Regency reader, you'll love Claims of the Heart. If you're a fan of historical paranormal romance, you'll want to read this brilliant story. If you're a historical romance reader, you'll be swept away by Claims of the Heart. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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USA Today bestselling author Alina K. Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature but prefers the happier world of romance fiction. Her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., but after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California where she shares a midcentury home with a gold-eyed terrier and only occasionally misses snow.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N