When love comes knocking…
The Captain and Miss Winter is a sweet historical romance novella full of snowy weather and worm feelings that will melt your heart away.
Our thanks to the author for the audiobook promotional code.
Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
Narrated by: Jessica Elisa Boyd
Release date: 12-02-19 | Language: English
A captain seeking to repair the past and the daughter of a fallen gentleman, searching for a treasure that will change their lives forever.
The end of the Napoleonic wars comes as a relief to Caspar Graysmark, but before he can settle into the comfortable life of an English lord he has a duty to the people of France. A treasure lies hidden in the heart of the forest, stolen gold that would save the lives of many who lost everything during the war. In his quest, Caspar stumbles across a hidden cottage in the woods, and a different sort of treasure altogether.
Scarlett, living with her sister and grandmother, belongs nowhere. Her father’s mistakes led to their exile from England and their banishment into the forest. The cold winter months have taken their toll on Scarlett’s spirits and her grandmother’s health. The Englishman who arrives at Scarlett’s door, looking more like a bear than a captain of the British army, reminds her of all she lost to the war.
With winter drawing to a close, Caspar must find the missing gold, but his quest to right the wrongs of war has changed. Can Scarlett let him rescue her, too?
The Captain and Miss Winter is based on the story of Snow White and Rose Red, as recorded by the Brothers Grimm. It is a sweet/clean romance novella, and is Book 2 in a series of Regency retellings. The stories can be heard in any order.
From the Publisher’s Blurb
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Scarlet Winter lived in a small cottage in the middle of the French forest with her grandmother and her sister Blanche.
Their home was very humble, and they farmed for survival without any servants.
One snowy and stormy night, a man knocked at their door, asking for shelter. He was a Captain in the English army named Casper.
The Napoleonic wars had just ended, and Casper had returned to France to find a box that he left behind during the war.
The women gave him shelter, and he soon realized that, despite their poverty, they were educated English ladies. The mystery of their situation puzzled him.
The audiobook was very well narrated, and I especially liked how Scarlet’s French accent was portrayed.
The story has all the elements that I love: an honorable hero, a smart and caring heroine, strong side characters, a slow-burn romance, and a real sense of companionship and family.
The audio (3 hours) length is also perfect because you can listen to it in one sitting or during a short trip.
I’ve read a few other books by Mrs. Briton, and I love her romantic and sweet stories.
The Captain and Mis Winter is a lovely historical romance novella about hard times and finding the strength to keep going.
Disclosure: I received a promotional code for this audiobook from the author for an honest review.
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About the Author
Sally Britton is sixth generation Texan, received her BA in English from Brigham Young University, and reads voraciously. She started her writing journey at the tender age of fourteen on an electric typewriter, and she’s never looked back.
Sally lives in Oklahoma with her husband, four children, and their overly energetic Australian Shepherd. She loves researching, hiking, and eating too much chocolate.