By Grace Burrowes
Pub Date Aug 5 2014
As a young boy, British-born Sebastian St. Clair was abandoned in France and forced to join the French army in order to survive.
Now that the war is over, he has returned home to his beloved England, and is determined to live a quiet life as a country gentleman. He believes that his wish is about to come true when he begins to fall for his elderly aunt’s lovely companion, Miss Millicent Danforth.
But the French are not quite ready to let him go, and they’ve devised a devious plot that could destroy everything that Sebastian holds dear. He will have to use all of his wits if he plans on escaping this scheme with his life…and his love.
This is the second book in Ms. Burrowes' Captive Hearts Series. The first one, The Captive, nearly broke my heart. Thankfully, The Traitor isn't quite so hard on my sensibilities. Although I was worried as the hero in this one was the man who tortured Christian in the first book. I sincerely wondered how Ms. Burrowes would be able to make Robert Girard, now known as Sebastian St. Clair, the Traitor Baron, and an Englishman, into a hero!
Never fear, she does it. And she does it well for us readers and those characters that Sebastian encounters. But it was a journey that hurt, too.
He really doesn't think he's going to survive to reach old age. He doesn't really believe that he deserves to, either. But then along comes Millie. Millie is a ray of sunshine in both his life, and his aunt's, who she is a companion to.
Millie has a secret and no one is as shocked as she when Sebastian finds out...and couldn't care less. His Aunt Freddy doesn't care either. I love her, by the way.
Once again, her title theme is carried throughout the book. Just like in The Captive, where many characters were held captive in many different ways, in The Traitor many characters can be so called. Some are traitors to their countries, some to their families, and some to their hearts. Well done, Ms. Burrowes!
So, secrets, heartaches, mysteries, and then...joy. Because that's what Ms. Burrowes brings us, each and every time.
Every time I finish a Grace Burrowes book, I feel so selfish...because I want another one right away! I'm just grateful that she's so prolific!
Yes, FIVE BOOKMARKS...can I double that? ;)
*Thanks to Netgalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for an opportunity to read The Traitor
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