No more English tea parties with her father’s medical colleagues for Gilda Griffiths. She left those behind for the open Virginia plains and plans to leave the East Coast too before a violent figure from her past catches up with her. When Williamsburg bully, Emmett Lawson assaults an elderly Shawnee chief however Gilda feels compelled to use her medical background to nurse him, despite the vocal protests of his embittered yet devastatingly handsome son.
Blue Sky knows his destiny is written in blood. If his father dies it will fall to him to keep the Shawnee people alive and safe from the cruelty of the white settlers who slaughtered his mother. Nothing can distract him from his duty until Gilda hustles her way into his life. How can this woman penetrate the armour he spent so long constructing with a single glance? And why is he tortured by thoughts of making her his?
While Gilda and Blue Sky grapple with their forbidden attraction, the dark threat Gilda fears most moves ever closer across the Atlantic. Can Gilda and Blue Sky put their pasts behind them and ride together towards a future neither of them believed could be theirs?
10% of all profits from this book will be donated to the Native American Heritage Association on an annual basis.
This book follows the story of Gilda Griffiths, a British woman who has made the long seventy day boat journey to Virginia American in the 1700’s. It is clear at this point in the story that she is running from a man in her past and is desperately searching for a fresh start.
Upon her arrival she meets Blue Sky who is the son of a Native American Chief who’s tribe resides nearby. A tentative relationship forms between Gilda and Blue Sky – who is given the rather endearing name of Little Sun by the Native Americans. As their relationship deepens and a romance begins to blossom between them, we start to learn more about Gilda and the life she has left behind.
Both Little Sun and Blue Sky are incredibly powerful, endearing characters that really nestle their way in to your heart from the moment you begin reading this book. I truly loved following their relationship as it progressed, allowing each of them to lower their walls and share their vulnerable sides with one another, as well as opening up about their pasts and the pain they have faced.
I love the fact that this story really is jam packed with romance and drama from the moment you open the cover, something that you definitely need when it comes to a novella. The story had me well and truly hooked, so much so I read it easily within one sitting. This is one of those books I could quite happily have read more of, again, something I believe to show how wonderfully written this novella is.
A steamy romance with captivating characters, this was a delightful read.
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About the Author
Helen Cox is a Yorkshire-born novelist and poet. After completing her MA in creative writing at the University of York St. John Helen wrote for a range of publications, edited her own independent film magazine for five years and penned three non-fiction books. Her first two novels were published by HarperCollins in 2016. She currently lives by the sea in Sunderland where she writes poetry, romance novellas, and The Kitt Hartley series alongside hosting The Poetrygram podcast.
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*Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and Helen Louise Cox for providing me with a gifted copy of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*