"latest Akora historical romance"
In 1837, a man slips past the security protecting members
of the royal family of Akora as they reside in their London
estate. The intruder sneaks into the bedroom of Princess
Amelia. He manages to abduct her and with the help of an
associate escapes with Amelia as his prisoner. His
compatriot implies to Amelia they expect a ransom for her,
but they have a different agenda. They allow her to escape
in a manner in which she thinks she did it on her own.
Then Kentucky born Niels Wolfson happens to come along on
horseback to complete the rescue of the Princess.
Amelia senses that Niels is hiding something from her that
leaves him filled with remorse and guilt. Though quite
attracted to the doubting cynical Yank, she needs to know
what his game truly is. Niels cannot help but falling in
love with the courageous woman he kidnapped, but once she
learns the truth, he expects their relationship to end.
The latest Akora historical romance is similar to the
previous tales, but is freshened up by the cunning American
and by fast forwarding a score of years. The return of
lead protagonists from the previous novels, albeit a
generation older, adds a feeling of homecoming even while
readers will appreciate the delightful duo Amelia and
Niels. Though Akora seems too perfect, readers will
cherish this story and look forward to a late twentieth
century island paradise.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 2, 2003