A Reader's Opinion: LANTERNS IN THE MIST by Màiri Norris
A READER'S OPINION
Virginian bootmaker, Duncan Alardyce MacCabe is in need of two things: a keeper for his ledgers and a wife. When he hears of a bride ship en route to Norfolk, a plan begins to form. After reading all the qualifications of the women in The Virginia Gazette, he made his choice. Decision made, he patiently awaits the bride ship.
Susanna Cooper is left destitute, her father dead and abandoned by her younger brother. Her future looks bleak. With the last of her funds, she gets passage on the bride ship to an uncertain future and country. What Duncan and Susanna never bargained for was the twisted mind of an evil man bent on possessing Susanna. Can their budding love withstand the terror brought in their lives? Or will it be to late ? A sensational story one shouldn't miss! A chilling tale of a maniacal man bent on revenge and obsessed with a perverse sense for torture and soul purification. He's obsessed with Susanna to have her as his own and he won't stop, even if it means murder. The reader's view in the killers mind is disturbing; Màiri Norris did an exceptional job in transferring the killers unbalanced mind. Although the tale is chilling, the emotional scaring that Susanna suffered is felt by the reader. This story isn't for the faint at heart, and a roller coaster ride of emotions will leave one breathless!
Star Rating: 5 Stars | Content Rating: 4 Hearts | Reviewed by: Maria Rose Dariotis
Borough of Norfolk – 1759 Virginia bootmaker Duncan MacCabe needs a partner and wants a wife, but not both. So what is a pragmatic man to do but combine the two. When he learns a bride ship is en route to Norfolk with women aboard who might fit his qualifications, it appears his problem is solved. Londoner Susanna Cooper is desperate. With her father’s sudden death, the family livelihood is gone. Her only sibling, a younger brother, abandons her to sail to China. All other options exhausted, she joins the complement of a bride ship headed for the Colony of Virginia. The only guarantee: employment or a husband. Destiny joins Duncan and Susanna and love binds them, but a pitiless adversary, his desire for Susanna thwarted, plots a chilling vengeance to separate them—forever.
Genre: Historical Romance - 18th Century
Print Length: 262 pages
Published: November 29, 2016
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