In the 1870s, the Fenians, an Irish freedom fighting group draft three clever teenagers (Mylene, Johnny, and Daggett) to help end English rule over Ireland. Through some clever machinations, Mylene becomes the adopted daughter of a very lonely Lord Stanley, the leading English opponent to home rule.
Seven years later, Johnny reenters Mylene's life impersonating Lord Whitney, who allegedly just returned from India. Mylene and Johnny, who were very attracted to each other when they were teens living in an orphanage, quickly realize that they still love each other. However, they disagree on how to further the Irish cause. Johnny wants Mylene to plant evidence that would destroy her now beloved adopted father. She prefers to persuade Lord Stanley to change his position by taking him on a tour of the Ireland she once lived in years ago.
Mylene and Stanley travel to Ireland and he is shocked by what he sees. He agrees to meet with the leader of the freedom fighters. Mylene and Johnny become engaged. However, their third friend Daggett sets in motion a seditious plot that could destroy Ireland, kill Queen Victoria, and do away with his two long term friends. It is up to Mylene and Johnny to try to stop him even if it costs them their lives.
BRIDE OF DANGER is a fast-paced, extremely interesting historical romance that intriguingly depicts the nineteenth century Irish home rule issue from various perspectives. This also gently brings home what is behind the Northern Ireland question today. Readers will enjoy Katherine O'Neal's relevant historical story line and the myriad of characters that bring to life the nineteenth century squabble between England and Ireland.
Suspensful tale set in Victorian England. Very hot!