A Heart That Dares by Jill Limber
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: Received to Review as part of this blog tour
Book Descroption: Amanda Giles, an unconventional and free-spirited young artist, has to fulfill a deathbed promise to her brother before she can take up her life as a Bohemian in New York. She finds herself swept up in the perilous life of an undercover espionage agent for the Army of the North with handsome young Army Captain. Daniel McGrath. Daniel knows his preoccupation with the woman posing as his wife puts them both in grave danger, but he finds Amanda has no intention of abandoning their mission. As the danger increases, Daniel’s most vital objective is to secure a future for himself and the woman he loves.
My thoughts: This historical romance is filled with romance and action.
Amanda believes that she is going to New York to be a writer and not settle down. She has a dream and is determined to see it through. She promises her dying brother to visit the General that he works with and give him sketches of his contact in the Confederate Army.
She finds herself drawn into the world of a spy. The Generals sees her resemblance to her brother and decides that she needs to dress as a man and finish the work her brother started.
As a Captain in the US military, Daniel sees the Generals folly in having Amanda serve in Civil War effort. He tries to talk her into leaving and not helping, but she is determined to help. What neither of them plan on is falling in love.
There are many humorous scenes in this book that left me laughing. Amanda is a fun character. I loved her lack of worldy knowlege and spunky attitude. She is the perfect counterpart for Daniel.
This book is an adult romance, there are sexual situations.
About the author: A multi-published author and former RWA President, Jill Limber’s latest books are Montana Morning, A Heart That Dares and The Right Track. As a child, some of Jill’s tales got her in trouble, but now she gets paid for them. Residing in San Diego with her husband and a trio of dogs and one very ancient cat, Jill’s favorite pastime is to gather friends and family for good food, conversation and plenty of laughter.
You can visit her website at www.JillLimber.com.
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