"Putney's endearing characters and warm-hearted stories never fail to inspire and delight." --Sabrina Jeffries
As heir to a title and great wealth, Will Masterson should have stayed home and tended his responsibilities. Instead he went to war. Now, after perilous years fighting the French, he intends his current mission to be his last. But all his plans are forgotten when he arrives in the small mountain stronghold of San Gabriel and meets her.
Knowing herself to be too tall, strong, and unconventional to appeal to a man, Athena Markham has always gloried in her independence. But for the first time in her life, she finds a man who might be her match.
Two of a kind, too brave for their own good, Athena and Will vow to do whatever it takes to vanquish San Gabriel's enemies. For neither will back down from death, and only together can they find happiness and a love deeper than any they'd dared imagine. . .
Praise for New York Times Bestselling Author
Mary Jo Putney's Lost Lords series
"Exquisitely and sensitively written." --Library Journal, starred review
"Rich with historical detail and multifaceted characters." --Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Intoxicating and not-to-be missed."--RT Book Reviews (4 ½ Stars, Top Pick)
"Classic Putney--engaging characters, entertaining story, a delightful read!" --Stephanie Laurens
Mary Jo Putney is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has written over sixty novels and novellas. A ten-time finalist for the Romance Writers of America RITA, she has won the honor twice and is on the RWA Honor Roll for bestselling authors. In 2013 she was awarded the RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award. Though most of her books have been historical romance, she has also published contemporary romances, historical fantasy, and young adult paranormal historicals. She lives in Maryland with her nearest and dearest, both two and four-footed. Visit her at maryjoputney.com.