Breaking Ties by Jo Grafford
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Genres: Historical Fiction; Romance
A cursed island, a chilling conspiracy, an unforgettable love story...
Rose Payne’s world is left in tatters after a disastrous betrothal, making her an easy target for recruiters to the Colonies. Using every cent she has, Rose sails for the New World and a fresh start, vowing to never again fall for a wealthy man.
Returning from a diplomatic tour in London, Chief Manteo is bewitched by the fiery-haired ship’s clerk and determined to overcome her distrust. He contrives a daring plan to win her heart – one that forces her, honor bound, to serve as a slave to his tribe – a plan he prays will protect her from a chilling conspiracy involving murder, blood money, and a betrayal of their fledgling colony so terrifying it can only be revealed in Breaking Ties.
My review: Expectations. Met.
Breaking Ties was just as good as its sequel, Trail of Crosses, which was one of my favorites of last year. Yes, I read them out of order, but both books can stand alone. I really enjoyed going "back in time," if you will, to experience what happened to characters mentioned in Trail of Crosses, and especially loved seeing Jane through Rose's eyes.
I loved the characters, especially Rose. So glad the author is continuing this series!
This story pulled me in and wouldn't let me go. Recommended for lovers of Historical Romance.
Content: Mild innuendo. Recommended for girls 14+.