Triumph and Treasure
Highland Heather Romancing a Scot Series, #1
Would you claim a by-blow to protect your family from devastation?
A disillusioned Scottish gentlewoman.
Angelina Ellsworth once believed in love—before she discovered her husband of mere hours was a slave-trader and already married. To avoid the scandal and disgrace, she escapes to the estate of her aunt and uncle, the Duke and Duchess of Waterford. When Angelina learns she is with child, she vows she’ll never trust a man again.
A privileged English lord.
Flynn, Earl of Luxmoore, led an enchanted life until his father committed suicide after losing everything to Waterford in a wager. Stripped of all but his title, Flynn is thrust into the role of marquis as well as provider for his disabled sister and invalid mother. Unable to pay his father’s astronomical gambling loss, Flynn must choose between social or financial ruin.
When the duke suggests he’ll forgive the debt if Flynn marries his niece, Flynn accepts the duke’s proposal. Reluctant to wed a stranger, but willing to do anything to protect her babe and escape the clutches of the madman who still pursues her, Angelina agrees to the union.
Can the earl and his Scottish lass find happiness and love in a marriage neither wanted, or is the chasm between them insurmountable?
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The setting up of a love affair based in reality, with a heavy dose of hot Scottish men, is a remarkable start to a new series that readers should have set to auto-buy! ~Ind’Tale Magazine, Julie York
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“Cameron conveys the tone of the Regency era well… highlights for the reader how far we’ve come as women in society… I will seek out further novels…” ~Rabid Readers Reviews
“Fantastic start to Cameron’s new series. I can’t wait to read more & would definitely recommend it to others.” ~Pure Jonel
“Collette Cameron has an amazing skill with historical romances.” ~Night Owl Reviews
2015 RONE Award Finalist and Honorable Mention Winner in Post-Medieval Historical Romance
Angelina turned to Flynn.
She couldn’t read his shuttered expression. His jaw clenched with suppressed strain as his fingers flexed around the tankard.
She’d never seen him this way—like a tightly coiled spring or an adder ready to strike. A fresh blow of betrayal slammed into her.
He had known. And hadn’t told her. Warned her. Prepared her.
Her gaze raced around the room. His family must have been informed as well. A dizzying rush of mortification suffused her.
Now would be a good time for the floor to open and swallow me, God.
Gripping the table, Angelina stood, shoving her chair away from the table as she did. She searched for another exit.
“I . . . I need . . .” She couldn’t finish, fearing she was going to vomit. Her back pained her something fierce.
Flynn whipped his head her direction. “Angelina?”
“No.” She tightened her hold on the table and refused to look at him. “Not now. Not here,” she managed, her voice scarcely more than a whispered rasp.
You should have told me, she screamed silently, swallowing convulsively as what little she’d eaten threatened to reappear.
Don’t let me be sick in front of everyone.
She couldn’t bear more humiliation.