The Rose and the Thistle

Revell. Jan. 2023. 416p. ISBN 9780800740672. pap. $17.99. CF
Lady Blythe Hedley is an elegant, educated Catholic from England, while soon-to-be Lord Everard Hume is a soldier from rural Scotland and a Protestant. Thrown together in the midst of a Jacobite rebellion, they fight their growing attraction even as they try to ensure the survival of their families and estates. Their fathers arranged a fail-safe plan long ago, but with both of them out of the picture, it is up to the next generation to navigate ever-shifting loyalties. In this opposites-attract story, Frantz (A Heart Adrift) explores how faith and love can triumph over most obstacles—including betrayal within a family. The beginning reads slowly while laying out the complicated political situation in 1715, but once the romance revs up, the pace quickens.
VERDICT Readers who love Celtic settings will rejoice over this offering featuring bonny Scotland. For fans of historical fiction from the likes of Jocelyn Green, Michelle Griep, and Elizabeth Camden.
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