Since the Surrender
Third Book in the Pennyroyal Green Series
by Julie Anne Long
Captain Charles "Chase" Eversea may be one of the toughest, fiercest, most ruthless men on
the battlefield, but his insides turn to mush when he’s around one woman: Rosalind March.
Years after their disastrous encounter, she reappears in his life—just as headstrong
(and beautiful) as ever. She comes to him for help in locating her missing sister. Chase has
no desire to help her—other desires, yes—but not to get involved in this
The story of how Rosalind’s pickpocketing younger sister got arrested, incarcerated, and
then vanished, however, proves to be too fascinating for Chase to ignore. Especially when one
of his closest war buddies, Kinkade, might be hiding answers about the sister’s whereabouts.
So against his better judgment, Chase jumps headlong into the mystery of the disappearing
sister—sneaking around a strangely deserted museum at night, enduring grotesque puppet
shows, fighting with thugs in unsavory parts of town, handing out coins to a pesky little
street urchin who knows more than he realizes, and trying to resist the temptations that
Rosalind always provides.
In Since the Surrender, Long combines intrigue, suspense, action, and plenty of
romance. The highly memorable story stands out for its humor (bawdy nicknames and situational
irony), unusual settings (inside museums and brothels), and attention to detail (descriptions
of artwork and puppet shows). In addition, the two central characters prove to be likeable
enough and passionate enough to sustain readers’ interest. Although an abundance of
well-placed clues make the inevitable conclusion a bit of a letdown, the story remains
delightful throughout its 371 pages.
Avon Books / HarperCollins|
July 28, 2009|
Mass Market Paperback|
0061341614 / 978-0061341618|
Romance - Historical (Regency England, early 1800s)|
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NOTE: Sexuality, Violence; The Second Book in the Pennyroyal Green Series,
Like No Other Lover, was
reviewed on MyShelf.com in November 2008.|
NOTE: Reviewer Leslie
Halpern is the author of Reel Romance: The Lovers' Guide to the 100 Best Date Movies,
Dreams on Film, A Writer's Guide to Fearless Interviews, and the co-author of
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