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Moving, #Historical #Romance – Disarming the Wildest Warrior by Helen Louise Cox –

1725, Williamsburg.

No more English tea parties with her father’s medical colleagues for Gilda Griffiths. She left those behind for the open Virginia plains and plans to leave the East Coast too before a violent figure from her past catches up with her. When Williamsburg bully, Emmett Lawson assaults an elderly Shawnee chief however Gilda feels compelled to use her medical background to nurse him, despite the vocal protests of his embittered yet devastatingly handsome son.

Blue Sky knows his destiny is written in blood. If his father dies it will fall to him to keep the Shawnee people alive and safe from the cruelty of the white settlers who slaughtered his mother. Nothing can distract him from his duty until Gilda hustles her way into his life. How can this woman penetrate the armour he spent so long constructing with a single glance? And why is he tortured by thoughts of making her his?

While Gilda and Blue Sky grapple with their forbidden attraction, the dark threat Gilda fears most moves ever closer across the Atlantic. Can Gilda and Blue Sky put their pasts behind them and ride together towards a future neither of them believed could be theirs.

10% of all profits from this book will be donated to the Native American Heritage Association on an annual basis.

My Review:

Ohh – this is different in a very good way! It is a historical romance set in 1725 and involves an intrepid woman fleeing to America to escape the attentions of a violent, dangerous man. She’s been trained by her father and is used to working with him as a doctor. When she arrives in Williamsburg she witnesses an elderly Shawnee chief being seriously injured by a vociferous local. She rushes to the injured man’s aid, despite the protestations of his very attractive son, Blue Sky.

The story includes information about the mistreatment of the Shawnee people, how relationships between them and the European settlers were frowned upon and the mistaken assumptions made. It is a moving story where the danger is not from the so-called uncivilised locals but from the bullying, supposedly civilised folk. It is a moving story which reflects on past events and seeks to continue to support the Native American Heritage Association which is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to helping Native American families in need living on Reservations in South Dakota and Wyoming. You can find out more about this association at https://www.naha-inc.org/

Thank you for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.

Purchase Links

US – https://www.amazon.com/Disarming-Wildest-Warrior-historical-romance-ebook/dp/B087ZR3WDM

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Disarming-Wildest-Warrior-historical-romance-ebook/dp/B087ZR3WDM 

Universal Link – https://books2read.com/u/4DgdzP

Author Bio – 

Helen Cox is a Yorkshire-born novelist and poet. After completing her MA in creative writing at the University of York St. John Helen wrote for a range of publications, edited her own independent film magazine for five years and penned three non-fiction books. Her first two novels were published by HarperCollins in 2016. She currently lives by the sea in Sunderland where she writes poetry, romance novellas, and The Kitt Hartley series alongside hosting The Poetrygram podcast.

http://helencoxbooks.com 

Social Media Links –

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Readers wishing to sample my writing for free can also receive a free ebook copy of my steamy pirate novella Surrendering to the Gentleman Pirate by signing up to my mailing list here: https://www.subscribepage.com/helencoxbookclub 

One comment on “Moving, #Historical #Romance – Disarming the Wildest Warrior by Helen Louise Cox –

  1. Carla
    June 30, 2021

    This is the kind of Historical Fiction I enjoy. Learning about the past in a fictional setting adds to my enjoyment, and there is so much from the past that has been “hidden” from us due to embarrassment or guilt. Nice review Elaine.

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