Lady Emma's Campaign
Author: Jennifer Moore
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Published: November 1st, 2014
Paperback: 224 pages
FTC FYI: Received a paperback copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
She would follow him through peace and war.
The London Season is ushered in with a thrilling flurry of invitations, gowns, and parties. But despite her status as belle of the ball, lovely socialite Emma Drake simply cannot fathom becoming entangled with any gentleman of her acquaintance. For in truth, since childhood her heart has belonged to Captain Sidney Fletcher, a man of the sea—and her brother’s best friend. Emma knows that Sidney’s directive to free the Spanish city of Cadiz from French occupation will be dangerous, but when word arrives of his capture, she is frantic. Determined to aid her brother in Sidney’s rescue, she hides aboard his ship and sets a course to Spain. But the realities of war are a far cry from the drawing rooms of London, and Emma finds the man she loves a mere shadow of his former self. When a series of events leaves them trapped together behind enemy lines, Emma and Sidney must embark on a journey fraught with danger—from a bloody hunt for Spanish treasure to the battlefields of war-torn Spain, new threats lurk around every turn. As their flight becomes increasingly perilous, Sidney and Emma must trust each other with their lives—but can they trust the other with their heart?
Jennifer Moore is one talented lady. I thought her writing couldn't of gotten any better with her first book Becoming Lady Lockwood, but I was wrong. I was blown away by this book. It was so amazing. Emma was beyond anything I could have imagined her to be. She was an impressive gal when we first meet her, but what she had to endure through this book astounded me. She was a rock star. From the summary we know that Emma loves Sidney, and has for years, when he is thought dead, she does whatever it takes to try to find the truth and save him. At one point while reading, I just screamed (out loud mind you, with an empty house), someone please help them! Emma endured a lot as a child with her drunk father, but oh my goodness, she amazed me throughout this book. Sidney was incredible too. I loved the journey he took with himself as he figured out how he felt about Emma. What he had to live through as a prisoner for two months, was heartbreaking. I was impressed that the author didn't skirt around the issues that he and Emma faced. Nor did the author shield the reader from the spoils of war. Her war details were so descriptive, it helped me get a glimpse of the horrors of war.
5 out of 5 stars. Although this book could be meant as a stand-alone, I think you will understand and relate to Sidney (as well as William and Amelia) if you have read Becoming Lady Lockwood.
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