Wow, what an addictive book. Annemarie has done a fabulous job with this well written and well put together story. Set in the 1860s in West Yorkshire. We meet Evie Davenport who was born and raised in India, her father Mr Davenport was a Major in the British Army serving over there. When he retired, he decided to return back to England with his family, sadly we lose Evie's mother and her grandmother before they arrive back in the UK. Evie and her father settle in Yorkshire with their horses Star and Jupiter and a small group of hired help. Mrs Myer a friend of her father who is widowed herself is a pain in Evie's side. She almost instantly becomes best friends with Sophie Bellingham who is a few years her junior. Join this magical and beautiful story portrayed with the formalities of the time and be taken back in time and swoon over the gorgeous Alexander and other gentlemen of the time.
The Soldier’s Daughter
‘Mesmerising from beginning to end.’ Lizzie Lane
With the heat of their beloved India far behind them, Evie Davenport and her widowed British Army officer father, are starting a new life in England. But Evie is struggling. With her dearest mother gone, Yorkshire with its cold, damp countryside and strict societal rules makes Evie feel suffocated and alone.
Her friendship with Sophie Bellingham, the gently reared daughter of a wealthy rail baron, is Evie’s only comfort. Until the arrival of local cotton mill owner, Alexander Lucas.
Newly returned from America, it is expected Alexander will marry and finally make England his home. And Sophie with her family connections and polite manners is the obvious choice.
But when Alexander meets Evie, a simmering passion ignites between them. Evie, with her rebellious spirit is like no other woman Alex has ever met, but to reject Sophie for Evie would cause a scandal and devastate everyone Evie loves.
Evie knows she must do her duty. But in doing so faces the unbearable future of being without the man she loves.
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Author Bio –
AnneMarie Brear is the bestselling historical fiction writer of over twenty novels. She lives in the Southern Highlands in NSW, and has spent many years visiting and working in the UK. Her books are mainly set in Yorkshire, from where her family hails, and Australia, between the nineteenth century and WWI. Her first title for Boldwood was published in January 2022.
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Thank you so much Boldwood Publishing, Annemarie Brear and Rachels Random Resources for letting me on the blogtour.