Published by Smashwords on November 7, 2016
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Centuries ago, valiant men and courageous women engaged in daring adventures as they helped their fellow man. In the country of Cordovia, the people enjoy their new-found liberty, but all is not well. A group of powerful men plan to take over the small country and replace the leader with a king.
With the help of a bold highwayman and a pastor’s daughter, they try to save their country from being taken over by a power-hungry leader. As they strive to stop the Kingmen and thwart their plans, Christine finds herself falling in love with Austin Knight. The only problem with their relationship is that she thinks he is her knight in shining armor instead of a highwayman. If she finds out his trade, what will her reaction be? As a pastor’s daughter, will love override her values?
Christine is passionate about the cause to keep the wrong people from replacing the King. As the Pastor daughter, no one suspects her for being a part of Robin’s Rebels. She is happy for her friend who has a family now and Cordovia is in peace. The peace seems thinly veiled when they uncover a plot for another takeover. She falls in love with Austin who is no more than a highwayman that works for the cause to keep the wrong people from getting into the power. What will happen if she ever finds out?
In an Oyster Shell – Clarke has a wonderfully sweet way of telling stories. No matter what she rights I love it, the Cordovia series is not an exception.
The Pearls – I’m always happy to fall in love with characters in one book and see them in the next book in a series. I love that Christine was Robin’s friend so it felt like I got to spend time with an old friend.
I feel like these books transport you right into the woods of Cordovia. I can almost smell the petrichor in the air and feel the moss beneath my shoes as I’m running from Highwayman. Oh, wait that was Christine, not me. Like I said transported.
The romance between Austin and Christine is intriguing and sweet. I loved how the affection grew along with the suspense. In the time of taking down a slimy wannabe dictatorship, they grow close and you can’t wait to read the next book.
The Sand – It was great!