Angelina Stewart is a beautiful, bold, independent woman hiding a terrible secret. After returning home from a sea voyage, she is touted as a hero for saving her family’s ship and crew from a band of ruthless pirates, but Angelina feels like such a fraud. At the same time, her psychic abilities are becoming more pronounced as she attempts to unravel the mystery of London’s gruesome murders before she becomes the killer’s next victim.
Captain Jude Deveraux is leading a double life as well. He and his band of French privateers steal, rob and plunder unsuspecting ships that have the misfortune of wandering into their domain. Awarded a title by the King of France for bravery during battle, The Duke of Bayonne, A.K.A. Pirate Captain, Jude Deveraux, takes what he wants from the world as he and best friend, Honore live each day as if it were their last. That is until the day Jude discovers that the only thing he truly wants is to capture the untamed heart of fiery tempered, Angelina for his own.
Some reviews of Angelina’s Secret:
This is not the type of book that I am normally drawn to. I stay away from period pieces because they tend to be long and dull in some of their descriptions and the pace is slow. This book did not disappoint! The setting of the 1700’s as the background to the love story between Lady Stewart and Jude Devereaux was done beautifully. They are not merely two opposite shadows of each other that fit perfectly together due to natural courses either, rather they are thrown together by the high seas and the fire that ignites between them is the catalyst which they live their lives around. The obstacles presented in their paths are indicative of a writer who knows their characters can best serve each other apart at times. Their separations and trials only seek to make them stronger in the end. There is so much to say and yet I do not want to reveal too much. Be sure to give this one a read and you will not be disappointed.
I absolutely loved this book! The story was engaging and captivating with unexpected plot twists throughout. I especially enjoyed that the author created such strong women characters with lively dialogue that I felt attached to and involved with from the very first page. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series!
Editorial Reviews for Angelina’s Secret
Intense passion and adventure define Diane Wigginton’s Victorian era novel Angelina’s Secret. This well written romantic epic revolves around protagonist Angelina Stewart who is less than conventional in behavior and attitude for 18th century aristocracy. Gifted with beauty, grace and a sharp intellect Angelina’s voluptuous frame attracts the worst and best in a society bounded by lust and genteel sophistication. She is indifferent to expectations of women in her societal class. Angelina uses her physical attributes to defy pirates, rogue agents and a host of other characters as she moves through her travels. As the novel unfurls Angelina’s passions become directed at one man whose own adventures make this book well worth reading. Jude Deveraux finds his equal in the arms of our heroine always returning to her nest no matter what situation draws him away. Author Diane Wigginton enables the reader to enter the Victorian age with intricate descriptions of characters, their surroundings and a story replete with sexual escapades. As a romantic epic all the elements of a great novel intertwine to make this book an excellent read.
A wonderful read for a historical romance set in 17th Century France! If anyone is a fan of “Outlander” give this series a try. From the extravagant parties to the unexpected plot twist, “Angelina’s Secret” will keep you in your toes.
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This book is so well written. I loved the humor In this book. It was so detailed, it had me consumed. I love how Angelina was a real spitfire. Great job on this book and I’m so excited for her second book to be coming soon.
This is a love story that takes place in the late 1700’s. It is different from the normal romance story and very well written. Hard to put down and with lots of surprises and an touch of mystery included too. It took me through a full range of emotions from laughing out loud on parts of it to tears. I did not want it to end. i loved all of this book, so very enjoyable, like eating a wonderful meal in good company, a delight not to be missed.