A Warriner to Rescue Her written by Virginia Heath, publisher Mills & Boon, is available NOW in ebook and paperback format.
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Tempted by the damsel in distress!
Captain James Warriner is startled to find a curvaceous beauty caught up a tree in his orchard! Despite his shattered leg, he rescues Miss Cassandra Reeves, then is determined to have nothing more to do with the enticing vicar’s daughter.
Except when Cassie seeks Jamie out to apologize, they find themselves persuaded to work together on her storybook. Secret liaisons with the dashing soldier make Cassie wish Jamie would rescue her once more…by making her his wife!
As the song goes … “Holding out for a Hero …” and along comes Captain James Warriner and all our wishes have been granted. Virginia Heath has created the most unpretentious hero I’ve ever read about and I was swooning over Captain James, Jamie, with every page. Captain James was a wounded soul, a young man of 27 not long since returning home after fighting in the Napoleanic war and then being held captive for months and during his escape he was shot several times leaving devastating injuries to his thigh. Through sheer arrogance and stubbornness Jamie managed to save his leg but he is left with scars, deformity and a painful limp. His physical scars have spread deep and his mind is left unsettled and the strong, courageous young man now fears of the dark and of his own sanity. He cannot see past his imperfections and feels he is completely useless to anyone. His only joy at the moment is his painting. His view of the beauty and wonder of nature kept him strong through a turbulent childhood and now he fills his days with artwork.
Cassandra Reeves is the daughter of the new parish vicar. Cassandra, Cassie, is a loner especially with the lifestyle of constantly moving due to her father’s job and his disposition. Cassie has been brought up by her father for many years since her mother fled the shackles of her controlling marriage. Sadly, Cassie is now left to cook, clean and obey her father and his beliefs. When Cassie can get away she loves nothing more that riding out in the countryside on her pretty pony called Orange Blossom and also her love of writing stories gives her escape to another world. On one of her rides this is when Cassie and Jamie meet under funny and embarrassing circumstances.
Since this unexpected acquaintance with Cassie Jamie has been fighting with his feelings. An instant attraction was felt but due to his self confidence in his imperfections Jamie makes a complete hash and his demeanour is quite obtuse. Cassie was also struggling with these new feelings from her brief encounter with the former soldier.
Can the young couples love of nature and creativity guide them though tough times that lay ahead? Can they each rescue each other from their own personal darkness?
I loved Jamie’s character and could sympathise with his self-doubts. This chivalrous man with toned physique wasn’t afraid of showing his gentler side but I think this combination of his personality traits was perfect for Cassie. With her own troubled upbringing and feeling very vulnerable Cassie needed a strong man to help her overcome her obstacles but Jamie’s tender side gently healed Cassie’s mental torment.
Virginia Heath’s wonderful wit wound beautifully throughout the storyline creating a gorgeous romance that made you smile, made your heart beat, made you sigh with pleasure but then the tempo of the story grew and you were left gripped with tension. Loved it! 5/5*
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