TORMENT by Karen Robards
Warner Books - March 2001
ISBN: 0446306185 - Paperback
Historical romance / 1838, Melbourne Australia
by Suzie Housley, MyShelf.com
She saved his life. She purchased his freedom. Could she win his heart?
age of twenty-two, Sarah Markham is highly unlikely to receive any offers
of marriage because of her plain exterior. She is mortified when she stumbles
upon the brutal flogging of convict Dominic Gallaher. Realizing that she
alone holds the key to his survival, she ultimately makes the decision
to intervene and stop the savage beating. She then enlists the aid of
her father to purchase Dominic's freedom.
has hardened his heart . . . Fate has torn at his soul . . .Can one woman
shed light on his dark future?
Gallaher was convicted to serve fifteen years for robbery. A reclusive
troublemaker, he finds himself the unlucky recipient of 200 deadly lashes.
He is surprised, however, by the plain spinster, Sarah Markham, who spares
his life. Having purchased his freedom, she now "owns" him.
Could she be the one person capable of taming the dark demons that have
taken hold of his savage heart?
Robards' descriptive words flow effortlessly off the pages. With highly
enriched passages, smoothly enhanced dialogue, and a superb plot, this
story will carry you away to a lush, primitive land. I found myself dreading
the last page because I knew it meant that my pleasurable journey had
come to an end. This one comes highly recommended -- WARNING: Be prepared
to read in one sitting.