After reading previous books in this historical fiction saga, I was really excited to be invited to join the blog tour and flew through it in just a couple of days.
I am really enjoying the Smugglers series by Evie Grace, set in a local town to me Deal in Kent.
In this story you see Louisa & Jason continuing to earn an honest living whilst Grace’s attention is once again caught by Black Dog who is struggling to stay on the right side of the law when it comes to smuggling.
A story that captured my attention, that has lots of changes of direction and once again captures how it would have been for the men and women during this time period. As the women build friendships to help them in these tough times, the men need to stay one step ahead of the law to keep them out of the Gaol.
I loved the exploration of Romney Marsh during this story. I live on the Romney Marsh and it was great to see it accurately described and see landmarks referred to during this story as well as the rolling mist that creates such poor visibility.
A story I loved beginning to end and that left me on tenderhooks so that I just had to keep reading to see what Grace and her families fate would be.
Her heart led her to him, but will loyalty be enough to make her stay . . .
When the beautiful but naïve Grace Lennicker falls for Isaiah Feasey, son of a rival smuggling family and owner of a local tavern, her sisters try to intervene. But as tensions grow, there is another suitor also hoping to win her hand in marriage, the dashing and more favourable Albert Enderby, a young lieutenant in the Revenue.
Grace is unwittingly drawn back into the world of smuggling that her sisters fought hard to leave behind, and as violence erupts, she finds herself unable to stand by, knowing the rival gangs will kill anyone who stands in their way.
When her husband becomes involved, Grace is forced to make a difficult decision – turn him in and risk her life, or stay loyal and risk the lives of those she loves . . .
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Meet the Author
About the author: Evie Grace was born in Kent, and one of her earliest memories is of picking cherries with her grandfather who managed a fruit farm near Selling. Holidays spent in the Kent countryside and the stories passed down through her family inspired her to write her Maids of Kent trilogy. Evie now lives in Devon with her partner and dog. She has a grown-up daughter and son. She loves researching the history of the nineteenth century and is very grateful for the invention of the washing machine, having discovered how the Victorians struggled to do their laundry.
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