Angelina’s Secret

Diane Merrill Wigginton

Publisher: Xlibris Pages: 350 Price: (paperback) $19.99 ISBN: 9781499039009 Reviewed: November, 2014 Author Website: Visit »

A sweeping and engaging historical romance, Angelina’s Secret has emotion, action, suspense, and above all, an epic and timeless love.

Lady Angelina Stewart is a unique woman for her time; she values her independence above all else, and has no interest in becoming the possession of man. She is smart and incredibly brave, with a fiery temper and entertaining wit. She makes for a wonderful character for a historical novel as she challenges the conventions of her time and shows courage and strength in challenging situations, all while maintaining a feminine vulnerability and loyalty to her friends, family, and the man she comes to love.

Angelina’s life is changed in a single day when a ship she is on is captured by the handsome and roguish privateer, Jude Deveraux. Though it seems her life is in peril, Angelina feels an intense attraction to the pirate captain. When she wins the safety of her ship and crew in a game of chance, a small part of her feels as if she has lost something important when the pirate ship sails away. Little does she know that Jude is equally taken with her and they are destined to meet again in very surprising circumstances.

Diane Merrill Wigginton delivers the key elements of an enjoyable historical romance. She draws readers in with vivid descriptions of settings and characters, creating the feeling of a period drama on film. The dialogue and narrative tone nod to times far past, but read smoothly for modern readers. Family sagas, action, intrigue, and surprising plot developments combine with intense emotional romance and well-defined characters to create a rich and beautiful story.

Filled with heroic, dashing pirates and brave, beautiful ladies, this is a fantastic read — one bound to please any fan of historical romance.

BlueInk Heads-Up: This book has received a Star designation with the understanding that some minor copyediting issues remain in need of attention.

Also available in hardcover and ebook.

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