Sensual Enemies to Lovers Historical Romance Novel
Fate delivered them into each other’s arms. Will love be what sets them free?
The Pennsylvania frontier, 1758.
Mara Dupré never got used to living in fear, as danger lurks in every shadow while France and Britain battle in the New World. Then her life shatters when an invading war party kills her spouse, and she is taken captive by a dashing French officer.
Lieutenant Jacques Corbeau thought he’d lost his honor years ago. But something about the spirited woman whose scalp he saved from his Indian partners tugs deeply on his desire to redeem his past. And now as they undertake a dangerous trek to return to the fort, he swears a silent oath to protect her with his life.
Will their tragic union fall to a murderous musket, or can they find everlasting love?
Rogue’s Hostage is a riveting standalone historical romance. If you like strong characters, enemies-to-lovers stories, and richly detailed histories, then you’ll adore Linda McLaughlin’s sensual adventure.
(Previously published by Amber Quill Press)
Nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Small Press Romance, 2003
2002 Lories Contest, 2nd Place, Historical Category
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4 1/2 Stars and TOP PICK from Romantic Times!
“The frontiers of Pennsylvania are not for the faint of heart, as Mara Dupré and her husband of five years, Emile, discover. Mara, whose parents are dead and whose brother, Gideon, is serving in the English army, married Emile so she would not be alone. But when a French raiding party led by Jacques Corbeau kills Emile, Mara becomes Jacques’s captive… Jacques and Mara travel to Quebec after the destruction of Fort Duquesne, and their journey quickly becomes more than just escape. It is a time of discovery, love, healing, growth, forgiveness and sacrifice for the greater good. Though this is not a favorite time period of mine, I was captivated and read Ms McLaughlin’s tale in one sitting. The characters are believable and well drawn, the research is impeccable and the description of the pristine wilderness breathtaking.” — Deborah Brent, Romantic Times
“ROGUE’S HOSTAGE is a fantastic journey!
From the wilds of frontier America to the bustling streets of old Quebec City, Ms. McLaughlin pens a tale so gripping that I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. War is a bloody topic, but the author conveyed its intensity without gory details. Historically, this story gives readers another side of the French and Indian War, a side that shows how horrifying it was for the people. Excellent research and well-drawn characters are the high points of this incredible novel.
Reminiscent of THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS but with an even more personal touch, ROGUE’S HOSTAGE is a must read book for lovers of adventure and romance.” – Jani Brooks, Romance Reviews Today
“4 1/2 Stars!…”A wonderful story. It was obviously well researched as well. I fell in love with the characters and struggled along with them as they sought to understand their feelings for each other. I would highly recommend picking this book up. You won’t regret it.” – Melissa M. Curran, Scribes World
4 Roses from A Romance Review… ” …rich in plot and character development”
“…a potent and magnificent read… This author has painstakingly done her research and manages to convey it in a fascinating and descriptive style that one can envision and remember for a long time to come! Great read!” – Viviane Crystal, Crystal Reviews
“Terrific – very compelling and dramatic. I really got wrapped up in the story and characters.” — Best-selling Author, Suzanne Forster
“A wonderfully romantic tale, rich in love, intricately woven with historical detail. A story definitely on a par with THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS.” – Catherine Snodgrass, Award-Winning Author