I love Sandy Hingston's writing. Her heroes in this book are un-typical characters; i. e., he's essentially crippled, having had his knee blasted by a cannon ball in the war; the heroine is nearly six feet tall and athletic. She wants to learn how to fence as she has plans to join her twin brother who is fighting in the war. The crippled war hero instructs her in fencing and from there..........
Well-written; interesting, colorful characters, well fleshed out. The story line was good; the secondary characters well thought out and believeable. This author does not get enough recognition - she's good!
This book has everything: suspense, envy, teenage angst and melodrama and that's just the first chapter!
This historical romance was supposed to be the beginning of a series, but I've yet to find another 'Bastion Club" listing. The heroine, Nicola Hainsworth, is believable even when she's fencing with gentlemen, the intrigue surrounding the ladies who run "Mrs. Treadwell's Academy" a boarding school for young ladies is a nice twist, and the hero, Lord Brian Boru, really does come to the rescue (as all good heroes should).