In the year of 1814, when this story takes place, the American and British nations are still at odds with each other, and in many scenarios, spies are born.  It can be quite difficult to tell which side a person claims allegiance though, because each person may be working for both sides.  Such is the case with one of the characters in this tale.

Moira Kingsley’s life is not what she hoped it would be.  Her family is gone, and she soon discovers that her future is set.  Yet what she sees is not what she desires.  Her fiancé cares only for himself, and her uncle only cares for his position.  Can she change the course of her life?  Or is she obligated to follow a path where she knows it will only bring her heartache?  A sudden mistake just might be her salvation.

Samuel Stryker listens to those around him with great passion.  He does not want to miss a single word.  Yet there are always distractions nearby, and he already has difficulty ignoring the beauty before him.  However, Sam must focus on why he is in England at present.  He must fulfill the ultimate duty that was entrusted to him.  But what will happen when his actions could take the life of another?  What will Sam decide to do in these moments?  A chance encounter might be the key to direct Sam to where he needed to be all along.

If you love historical pieces with a touch of romance and adventure, then you will love this novella.  The characters are interesting, and there is a surprise around every corner.  I am still smiling from remembering the last pages of this story.  I highly recommend it, and I cannot wait to read other books by Andrea Boeshaar.  Happy reading friends!


About the Book

It’s 1814 and Moira Kingsley loathes the man her uncle, the Baron Tyrus Kingsley, wishes her to marry. When at her engagement party she meets Mr. Samuel Stryker, she soon guesses he’s from the American Colonies. After she stumbles onto a deep secret, Sam must make an impossible decision. Kill her or kidnap her?

Ultimately, he whisks Moira from England and she considers herself saved from a fate worse than death, especially after discovering her fiancé’s darker side. But will she be safe in the war-torn United States? However, it’s the on the voyage there that Moira learns she possesses attributes she’d never imagined existed within herself.

She also becomes increasingly aware of the man who is both her abductor and rescuer.

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About the Author

Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar has been married for more than 30 years. She and her husband, Daniel, have three adult sons, daughters-in-law, and two precious grandchildren. Andrea’s educational background includes the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, where she studied in English, and Alverno College where she studied in Professional Communications and Business Management.

Andrea has been writing stories and poems since she was a little girl; however, it wasn’t until 1984 that she started submitting her work for publication. Eight years after that, she was convicted about writing for the Christian market. She read books in her genre (Inspirational Romance & Women’s Fiction), studied the market, and worked hard to hone her craft.