A heart torn in two... Born to Treason by E. B. Wheeler (Blog Tour Review & Giveaway)

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This is the first book I've read set during the Protestant Reformation in historical England, or Wales, as this one takes place in. Check out my thoughts and enter the giveaway below...

Born to Treason
Born to Treason
by E. B. Wheeler
Adult Historical Romance, Christian
Paperback & ebook, 240 Pages
May 10th 2016 by Cedar Fort, Inc.

Summary

Joan Pryce is not only a Catholic during the English Reformation but also Welsh, and comes from a family of proud revolutionaries. But when a small act of defiance entangles her in a deadly conspiracy, a single misstep could lead her straight to the gallows! Joan must decide between fighting for freedom and finding love.

   
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My Review

BORN TO TREASON was a thoroughly enjoyable story! It's about a young women torn between her religious convictions, political unrest, and two men vying for her heart. Set during the Protestant Reformation in Wales gave the story a constant underlying feel of intrigue and danger. It was a sad, but beautiful story, with a hopeful and sweet ending. Perfect for historical romance readers who enjoy a touch of suspense.

By the time this story was over, I had come to love these characters. Joan isn't always wise or prudent, but her heart and intentions are both good. She's in such a difficult position believing as she does, without her parents to guide and protect her, and being pulled in different ways. I loved how full her heart was and how willing she was to seek out the truth when it was really important instead of being swept away by others' opinions or desires. Nicholas is such an interesting character. He has so many layers, from his cold demeanor, to one of resolve, to a warmth when his heart is soft and caring, and also as a fierce protector. Both of them have faced such sorrows and have been left alone, but if they're lucky enough, they can find a home in each other.

The plot moved at a pretty good pace. The suspense and intrigue kept the story fairly tense. Then there are places where friendships are created or rebuilt and others of sweet closeness between Joan and her charges or Nicholas. I loved the glimpses of hope, desire, doubt, and then of action that each continued to unveil and develop these characters. This was a fairly quick read at just over 200 pages and it was a story that held my interest from start to finish.

In the end, was it what I wished for? Yes. This was a story told well, with lovable characters, convictions and love to fight for, and a sweet, slowly building romance. Definitely worth reading if you enjoy historical romance!

Content: Some violence, but clean.

Source: Received a complimentary copy from the publisher, which did not affect my review in any way.

About the Author

E.B. Wheeler

E.B. Wheeler grew up in Georgia and California. She earned her BA in history from BYU and has graduate degrees in history and landscape architecture from Utah State University. With Welsh ancestors on one side of her family and crypto-Catholics on the other, she’s been fascinated by the story of Welsh Catholics since writing about them in her master’s thesis. She’s the award-winning author of “The Haunting of Springett Hall” and lives in northern Utah with her family.


Giveaway

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Provided by the publisher
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