He’ll do anything to save his daughter, even fall in love.
Hélène de Bonnefoi’s spirit has been squashed by the ever-critical aunt and uncle who raised her. Serving as her niece's nanny and stand-in mother saved her from the convent and gave her purpose even after the girl’s mother died. When suspicious accidents threaten the toddler, Hélène overcomes her debilitating shyness to seek the help of the one man who should put the child's safety ahead of all other concerns, her father, the colonel.
Jean-Louis, Colonel de Cantière, has spent his life proving his worth, integrity, and honor within his family when he was a child and in Louis XIV’s army as an adult. When his daughter’s aunt appears in his camp during a siege, claiming someone is trying to kill the girl, his loyalty to king, regiment, and family are sorely tested.
Hélène must convince Jean-Louis that the threat is real. But the true danger is to the heart of a shy young woman who has always loved her cousin’s husband from afar and to the colonel’s desire to resist complicated emotions.
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I'm not sure.
We're doing galleys now.
I'm guessing that if everything goes smoothly with galleys, it will be scheduled for February.