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Into the Lion's Heart (Love Letters) [Kindle Edition]

Beth Trissel
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Will the English captain save a woman the French Revolution would devour when he knows the truth?
Love Letters
As the French Revolution rages, the English nobility offer sanctuary to many a refugee. Captain Dalton Evans arrives in Dover to meet a distant cousin, expecting to see a spoiled aristocrat. Instead, he's conquered by the simplicity of his new charge. And his best friend Thomas Archer isn't immune to her artless charm, either.
Cecile Beaumont didn't choose to travel across the Channel. And she certainly didn't expect that impersonating her own mistress would introduce her to a most mesmerizing man. Now she must play out the masquerade, or risk life, freedom - and her heart.

Editorial Reviews


2012 Reader's Favorite Finalist
"This is a brilliant historical romance by Beth Trissel. You can feel her passion in the story, very well written and characters that you can feel. Into the Lion's Heart will take you through a journey of love, and enough surprises to keep you hanging on. If you love a beautiful historical romance you will enjoy this story!"
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reviewer: Wanda from Romance Writers Reviews
"Into The Lions Heart is a historical romance novelette that is sure to delight the fancy of those who read this genre... If you have never read any of Beth Trissel's books, this will be a great start and make you want to read more. I have always liked her style of writing and hope she does not change. Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Lynn F. for Readers Favorite
I simply adored INTO THE LION'S HEART by Beth Trissel. I'm not an avid reader of historical romances or even the simply sweet romances, but this tale kissed a delicate smile on my face and I have to admit, my heart melted. Not only was the writing superb and in context with the time and place, but the plot itself was very well done.
Rating five out of five stars and a Top Pick from The Romance Reviews
Reviewed by Erinne 

From the Author

English Historical Romance Into the Lion's Heart is set during the explosion of the French Revolution and kicks off the new historical romance line by The Wild Rose Press called Love Letters. The idea behind Love Letters is that a letter is responsible for bringing the hero and heroine together.

The connection I feel to the past and those who've gone before me, especially after doing a lot of research into family genealogy, are the ongoing inspiration behind my work. I come from a lot of well documented English/Scots-Irish people, with a smidgen of French in the meld (a Norman knight who sailed with William the Conqueror). One line of the family goes directly back to Geoffrey Chaucer, all fascinating and compelling to me. In my first English historical, I more deeply explored my British ancestry.

Product Details

  • File Size: 226 KB
  • Print Length: 78 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press; English Tea Rose edition (August 17, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005I63Y3Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,128,094 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Delightful Step Back in Time November 1, 2011
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Very few authors rival Beth Trissel in historical writing. Her attention to detail, research and vocabulary usage is always right on. She writes with a passion for history and for the people who lived in that era. Her latest offering is no less sterling. From line one, you are swept into her richly crafted scenes and the thoughts of the time. The romance between Dalton and Cecile is sweet and engaging. The attentions of Dalton's best friend to this French lady offer a bit of humor and added tension for Dalton. All combined, it is a wonderful read. As with all of Ms. Trissel's writings, this one is a keeper.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book Alert Review October 10, 2011
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After reading just the first few pages of this novelette, the description, dialogue and word usage stood at out as written by someone highly skilled in writing historical fiction. The prose easily puts you right into England in the year 1789.

Captain Dalton Evans begrudgingly accepts the task of taking in the sophisticated aristocrat Sophie Devereux who is supposed to be fleeing from France. Instead, Cecile, a servant comes in her place pretending to be Sophie. I liked how Dalton realized from the beginning that Cecile was an imposter. With his military background, it made sense he wasn't easily fooled. This made for a strong story. Although the captain is frustrated with Cecile's deception, the adventurous side of him can't help but becoming attracted to her. In fact, he is soon obsessed. He has to know why she came, but also fears she will end up in jail and wants to protect her.

The characterization in this story is excellent. You have Captain Dalton Evans, a somewhat moody former military man who deep down has a soft heart. He's been in battles with the French, so what does he find himself doing, but falling in love with a French woman.

The imposter is Cecile - a servant trying to pull off being an aristocrat. She does this to help the real Sophie and tries hard, but fumbles through this completely unprepared. The reason she is doing this is well explained. I liked her for her innocence, a desire to help Sophie and her inexperience. These are same reasons Dalton loves her, even though he doesn't want to admit it.

Then his rival and "friend" Tom Archer - skillfully cast as a contrast to Dalton who is easy going, happier, and more of a ladies' man. Yet, he's also obnoxious. While trying to maintain their dignity, Dalton and Tom fight over her.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Story August 20, 2011
By LeeA P.
Format:Kindle Edition
Capt. Dalton Evans is sent by his Aunt Agnes to pick up Vicomte Henri Devereux's daughter Sophia. But Dalton's role as newly appointed champion of Sophia Devereux vexed him greatly. Until he actually saw her when he was saving her or should I say catching her from the sinking ship she sailed in on. His best friend Tom Archer..destined to be Lord Archer helps him and is attracted to her himself..more it seems to irritate his friend tho. As the story unfolds you learn more and more of Sophia's story and learn quite a surprising secret. This is a must read if you are a true fan of Beth's. It is a wonderful will not be disappointed! Even if you have never read one of Beth's stories you need to read this one and it will make you want to read all her other books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great short story! October 9, 2012
By Stumpy
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I really enjoyed this short story. Beth easily gets you rooting for the heroine in this story while hoping there is a way she can be with the man of her dreams.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars really good book September 28, 2011
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I am usually very picky when it comes to historical romance books but I really love this one. Very well written and got me hooked from the very beginning.If you are into this kind of books you most likely will like this book as well.
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More About the Author

Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by my children, grandbabies, and assorted animals. An avid gardener, my love of herbs and heirloom plants figures into my work. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration. I'm deeply drawn to colonial America and the drama of the American Revolution. In addition to American settings, I also write historical and time travel romances set in the British Isles, and nonfiction about gardening, herbal lore, and country life.

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