5 stars for Graham: Pirates of Britannia Connected World by @RuthACasie #medieval #romance #bookish
Title: Graham: Pirates of Britannia Connected World (Sons of Sagamore Book 2)
Author: Ruth A. Casie
Genre: Historical Fantasy, Scottish, Highlander, Medieval Romance
He was a man to be reckoned with, and she was every bit up to the challenge.
Isabella Girard keeps careful watch over Charlotte Eden, the Countess of Sagamore’s chateau in Châlons, France. Loyal, trustworthy, and inseparable childhood friends, Isabella would do anything Charlotte. While she and her grandmother see to the chateau, Nolan LaBarge takes care of the winery. She has learned a lot in the three years Charlotte and her husband have moved to England, men are not to be trusted, especially English men.
Graham Eden, Charlotte’s widowed brother-in-law, has isolated himself in the Northumberland hills in England. Unlike his wealthy high-stakes deal-making brother who excels at sitting through negotiations at court or in dreary salons, Graham prefers seclusion and the challenges and accomplishments of physical work. His brother was his rock when his wife died. He would do anything for him.
When Isabella sends a letter to Charlotte telling her the winery is close to financial ruin and there is little money to run the chateau, the countess sends Graham to take control and straighten things out. Graham quickly finds that the person sabotaging the winery is close to Isabella.
He must prove to her that the man she trusts most has deceived and betrayed her and the man she trusts least, an Englishman loves her with all his heart.
Graham Eden is used to solitude and enjoys physical work, so unlike his brother, Hugh. But when his brother and sister-in-law ask him to investigate what's going on at the Countess of Sagamore’s chateau in Châlons, France, he goes without another thought. Hugh helped him through his own grief at the loss of his wife and child. It's the least he can do. But when he arrives, he discovers Isabella, the woman who is overseeing the estate and winery, distrusts him and she makes her feelings known. Her animosity, while admirable, doesn't help Graham one bit. He knows he's the outsider, but he has a job to do and not even a pretty face will deter him. Isabella touches a part of his soul long dead and the more they're together, the stronger he feels for her. His protectiveness for her takes over when he discovers the one responsible for sabotaging the winery's success is someone close to her. When her life is put in peril, Graham does everything in his power to bring the culprits down and save Isabella. Will he rescue her and show her just how trustworthy he can be or will he be too late?
Graham is book two in the Sons of Sagamore series and it's an adventurous historical romance combined with a mystery. The characters, especially Graham and Isabella, are well-rounded with a bit of secrecy to them. Graham is a widow dealing with moving on to find love again. Isabella is an independent woman who's put her faith in the wrong men. The plot moves at a good pace with a few twists and turns. The mystery behind who is behind the sabotage kept me rooting for them to be unmasked. When it was finally revealed, it was not what I expected and I give full credit to Ruth A. Casie for keeping me in suspense. If you like your historical romance with a bit of mystery and swoon-worthy moments, you're going to love Graham. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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RUTH A. CASIE is a USA Today bestselling author of historical swashbuckling action-adventures and contemporary romance with enough action to keep you turning pages. Her stories feature strong women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all. She lives in New Jersey with her hero, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before she found her voice, she was a speech therapist (pun intended), client liaison for a corrugated manufacturer, and vice president at an international bank where she was a product/ marketing manager, but her favorite job is the one she’s doing now—writing romance. She hopes her stories become your favorite adventures. For more information, please visit RuthACasie.com or visit her on Facebook, @RuthACasie, Twitter, @RuthACasie, Instagram RuthACasie, or Pinterest RuthACasie.
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