Augusta's Charm


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Augusta Harrow does not like her stepfather, Cornelius James Harrow, and the feeling is entirely mutual.

Now with her beloved mother gone, he is all she has in the world. But that is about to change.

Ordered to be his hostess one evening, Augusta thinks she is in for a boring party.

But instead she finds herself surrounded by men, as her stepfather has decided it is time to marry her off.

Augusta is horrified, but what’s a girl to do?

The very next day she finds herself in an elegant carriage, being whisked away to the home of Benjamin Blood with her young housemaid Patience in tow.

Augusta thinks the exotic looking man is to be her husband, but he tells her she is to be governess to his daughter Molly, and that they will soon be leaving for the Colonies.

Augusta barely has time to grasp what is happening when they arrive at Blood’s home. Wandering among the arches and long, dark corridors of Benjamin’s home, she overhears the cook making some strange comments to men hidden in the shadows.

When she tells Benjamin, he pulls out two pistols and then kisses Augusta passionately. Then they turn to see the servants have pulled out their own guns.

Augusta has always craved adventure, but this was beyond anything she had ever imagined.

Augusta, Benjamin and Patience race through the darkness, fleeing white slavers and men bent on revenge, as Augusta learns that her stepfather was not the man she thought he was, and Benjamin Blood might be more man than she can handle.

Augusta’s Charm is a thrilling tale of danger, corruption, avarice, deception and blossoming love, peppered with gripping twists and turns.

Valerie Holmes has had thirty-five titles published, both historical and contemporary. Two of which have been shortlisted for awards by the Romantic Novelists' Association. Valerie is an experienced creative writing tutor of manuscript appraisals for the RNA or independently. She also works as an online tutor for the London School of Journalism and Writing Magazine. As well as being an author herself she enjoys being a reviewer of books for the Historical Novel Society and is also a member of the Crime Writers Association and the Society of Authors.

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