White Horses Author:Joan Wolf It's 1813, and the Marquess of Wellington is about to mount another campaign to depose Napoleon. Colonel Leo Standish, severely wounded but now ready to return to his regiment, has been assigned instead to escort captivating young Gabrielle Rochon and her traveling Cirque Equestre from Holland, throughout the length of France, to Wellington in P... more »ortugal. The object of his mission: British troops have not been paid for months, and local shopkeepers and bankers will only accept gold coin. Gabrielle has agreed to convey the gold for the British, as her late father did, but she is an unknown quantity and bears watching. Posing as her husband, Leo becomes embroiled in circus life, and this unlikely couple -- she is a trained equestrienne with a stable of Lipizzaners, and he is an earl -- find mutual respect as well as attraction leading to love.« less
Set during the Napoleonic wars, Gabrielle Robichon has taken over the operation of the family's Cirque Equestre upon her father's death. She accepts a mission to carry Rothschild's gold to the English army along their normal southern route, but is astonished that they will be accompanied by an English soldier, whose job it is to ensure the safety of the gold. She knows his presence will draw unwanted attention and suspicion, but does not know the extent of the danger she and her brothers will face.