Beloved Enemy Author:Jane Feather The Difference Between Treason and Honor...Was One Woman's Kiss — On opposite sides during the English Civil War, Alexander Marshall was honor-bound to seize Virginia Courtney's lands and take her prisoner. By transporting Royalist fugitives to safety, the defiant young woman had forsaken her right to freedom - and the colonel would keep her capt... more »ive as long as he had to. Subduing her rebellious instincts with his kisses was a natural temptation - until desire became more compelling than duty...« less
As well as Ms. Feather writes her Regency novels, this one of an earlier era (Cromwell, etc.) disappointed. The idea that a single young woman could be allowed to act as she does in this story is ludicrous. Women just weren't allowed much freedom in those days and this book falls down because of it. We need to keep a clear focus on how societal actions have changed from the medieval to the modern periods, so we can see how far (or not) we've travelled! Novels like this just muddy the picture.
The followers of King Charles continue to rise against Cromwell's superior armies and defiant Virginia Courtney risks her life by transporting Royalist fugitives to safety. Until Colonel Alexander Marshall takes her prisoner. Soon they are both torn between duty and desire.