The Renegade Wife
The Renegade Wife kicks off the new Children of the Empire series, companion stories to award-winning author Caroline Warfield’s Dangerous series. Raised with all the privilege of the English aristocracy, forged on the edges of the British Empire, men and woman of the early Victorian age seek their own destiny and make their mark on history. The Renegade Wife is the story of healing and a journey home, of choices and the freedom to make them, set in 1832 in Upper Canada and in England.
Uncaged Review: Set in 1832 in Canada we meet Meggy who has broken into an empty house with her children as she is on the run from her husband who is abusive. A drunk who occupied the house comes back unexpected from his trip and isn’t very happy. Until he notices how ill Meggy’s daughter is and the real reason they’re staying in his house.
Even though it’s strange to think they had squatters at that time and age, it’s nice to see how the owner of the house ends up changing from hating her at first to falling quickly for her even though he has had his heart broken in the past. It’s nice he overcomes this by turning over a new leaf and helping Meggy and her children. He also comes across in the book as a nice guy and help’s save an injured animal, so he definitely gets my seal of approval.
This book was a delight to read as it proved that sometimes the good guys are out there and they are willing to help a damsel or an animal in distress. I look forward to reading more of this series. Reviewed by Jennifer