Flight of Fancy
A wickedly tantalizing first chapter brings disaster to the engagement of Whittaker and Cassandra, whom we first met in the entertaining first novel (A Necessary Deception) of Eakes’ inspirational Regency era series. Now featured in book two, the couple is forced apart as they succumb to their fear that their forbidden premarital desire for one another is the reason that Cassandra is physically scarred for life. Cassandra finds comfort with her ballooning adventures, while Whittaker, a struggling mill owner, is blackmailed to be on both sides of rebellions headed by the dangerous Luddites.
Cassandra and her wild sister Honore visit Whittaker Hall with the assurances that Whittaker would be absent, but small things begin to occur that make Whittaker fear for Cassandra’s safety, and he is unable to stay away. To make matters worse, distant cousins arrive who cause suspense and hints of romance to collide, making for an exciting resolution to Cassandra’s doubts for her future.
This series focuses on romance and faith equally, with an enjoyable dose of mystery as each novel focuses on one of the sisters. Honore’s story, A Reluctant Courtship, will be released in the autumn of 2013.