Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Lady Emma's Campaign by Jennifer Moore

Lady Emma

Lady Emma's CampaignLady Emma's Campaign
by Jennifer Moore
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback212 Pages
November 1st 2014 by Covenant Communications

Summary

She would follow him through peace and war.

London, 1811

The London Season is ushered in with a thrilling flurry of invitations, gowns, and parties. But despite her status as belle of the ball, lovely socialite Emma Drake simply cannot fathom becoming entangled with any gentleman of her acquaintance. For in truth, since childhood her heart has belonged to Captain Sidney Fletcher, a man of the sea—and her brother’s best friend. Emma knows that Sidney’s directive to free the Spanish city of Cadiz from French occupation will be dangerous, but when word arrives of his capture, she is frantic. Determined to aid her brother in Sidney’s rescue, she hides aboard his ship and sets a course to Spain. But the realities of war are a far cry from the drawing rooms of London, and Emma finds the man she loves a mere shadow of his former self. When a series of events leaves them trapped together behind enemy lines, Emma and Sidney must embark on a journey fraught with danger—from a bloody hunt for Spanish treasure to the battlefields of war-torn Spain, new threats lurk around every turn. As their flight becomes increasingly perilous, Sidney and Emma must trust each other with their lives—but can they trust the other with their heart?
  

My Review

I began Lady Emma's Campaign thinking that this was going to be just a sweet historical romance. I loved the opening scene at Christmas time and Emma's first kiss under the mistletoe. The story did turn out to be sweet, but it was also heartbreaking and had much more depth to it. Most of the story takes place in war-ravaged Spain where the French were pillaging the countryside. There was a constant undertone of danger and there were occurrences of violence or scenes just afterwards that were very sad and disheartening. The author did an excellent job of showing how innocent the main heroine (Emma) was, coming from plush England to actually being thrown into an area and with people that were not honorable and did not value life as she did. There was desperation and anger, but there was also hope, friendship, loyalty, sacrifice, and love. What a beautiful balance it was between all these emotions. Emma was vastly changed by her experience and her understanding and love also grew because of it.

I loved these characters! I loved Sydney, Emma, and sweet Nico, along with their companions. I felt some rather hot anger towards two other characters that were more villainous. It was also wonderful to be reacquainted with William and Amelia, who were the main characters from Becoming Lady Lockwood. I cheered these characters on during their journey and was worried about how it all would end. And dear blind and confused Sydney...

If you enjoy historical romance I would highly recommend Lady Emma's Campaign. It was well set, with a dangerous and desperate plot, full characters who grew and evolved as the story progressed, and a sweet romance.

Content: Some violence, but I would consider this clean.

Source: I would like to thank Covenant Communications for my complimentary copy, which did not affect my review in any way.

Jenny MooreAbout the Author

Jennifer Moore is a Passionate reader and writer of all things romance, helping her find balance with the rest of her world, which includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that are anything but romantic. Jennifer has a BA in linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family. You can learn more about her at authorjmoore.com. The author’s first book, Becoming Lady Lockwood, is a regency romance centered on the British navy during the Napoleonic Wars of the early 1800s.

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3 comments

  1. Not a military campaign I know a lot about. (I do love my history.) Great cover too.

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  2. Glad I could be of assistance. ;)

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  3. I didn't either. England seemed to be at war with all its neighbors at one point or another and sometimes multiple times.

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