Fiction Friday: The Noble Guardian
They’ll either kill each other or fall in love.
Yes, folks, it’s that time again. Pull out your bajingawing drums and blow a hearty trill-tootly on your spack-a-nack horns because it’s time to usher in the last of the Bow Street Runners trilogy.
I give you The Noble Guardian. Here’s a blurb:
Life couldn’t be better for Abigail Gilbert—but it’s been a long time coming. Having lived with a family who hated her, love is finally within reach. Abby sets off on a journey across England to marry one of the most prestigious gentleman bachelors in the land—until highwaymen upset her plans and threaten her life.
Horse patrol captain Samuel Thatcher arrives just in time to save Abby. But to him she’s simply another victim in a job he’s come to despise. Tired of the dark side of humanity, he intends to buy land and retire.
Abby pleads with him to escort her on the rest of her journey. He refuses until she offers him the thing he desperately needs to achieve his goal: money. Delivering her safely will earn him more than enough to settle into a quiet life.
So begins an impossible trek for the cynical lawman and the proper lady. Each will be indelibly changed by the time they reach her betrothed, if they don’t kill one another first—or fall in love.
Even though this is the third in the series (Brentwood’s Ward & The Innkeeper’s Daughter), don’t panic. You don’t have to read them in order. In fact, they could each be read as stand alones.