Erica Vetsch has done it again! The Lost Lieutenant was a perfectly delightful Regency era novel with a hero and heroine I adored. It was such a joy to observe as this totally mismatched couple navigated the course of an unplanned and unexpected marriage against overwhelming odds.
Both Evan and his new wife Catherine hid personal secrets from each other. Neither knew enough about the other to be comfortable in trusting them. Each was surprised that the other did not fit their preconceived expectations and were pleasantly surprised at what they found. Ample action and suspenseful moments kept the plot moving along at a steady pace. Vivid descriptions of the setting added to my reading pleasure. I loved how the Prince Regent seemed to show up at just the right moment to turn every potential disaster to their favor. It also didn’t hurt a thing that the villains got what they deserved.
One sentence was repeated several times throughout the story that almost seemed to be a punchline – “No one says no to the Prince Regent.” I could almost hear it being said in unison and kept expecting it to pop up again and again. I loved it!
The Lost Lieutenant was a wonderful tale that illustrated the Lord’s hand in the lives of His people as well as the importance of truth, faith, and trust. I highly recommend this book and any other by this author. The teaser at the end for The Gentleman Spy has me anxiously awaiting his story.
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Audra Jennings Publicity. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
He’s doing what he can to save the Prince Regent’s life . . . but can he save his new marriage as well?
Evan Eldridge never meant to be a war hero–he just wanted to fight Napoleon for the future of his country. And he certainly didn’t think that saving the life of a peer would mean being made the Earl of Whitelock. But when the life you save is dear to the Prince Regent, things can change in a hurry.
Now Evan has a new title, a manor house in shambles, and a stranger for a bride, all thrust upon him by a grateful ruler. What he doesn’t have are all his memories. Traumatized as a result of his wounds and bravery on the battlefield, Evan knows there’s something he can’t quite remember. It’s important, dangerous–and if he doesn’t recall it in time, will jeopardize not only his marriage but someone’s very life.
Readers who enjoy Julie Klassen, Carolyn Miller, and Kristi Ann Hunter will love diving into this brand-new Regency series filled with suspense, aristocratic struggles, and a firm foundation of faith.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Erica Vetsch is a New York Times best-selling and ACFW Carol Award–winning author. She is a transplanted Kansan now living in Minnesota with her husband, who she claims is both her total opposite and soul mate. Vetsch loves Jesus, history, romance, and sports. When she’s not writing fiction, she’s planning her next trip to a history museum and cheering on her Kansas Jayhawks and New Zealand All Blacks. A self-described history geek, she has been planning her first research trip to England.
Learn more about Erica Vetsch and her books at www.ericavetsch.com. She can also be found on Facebook (@EricaVetschAuthor), Twitter (@EricaVetsch), Instagram (@EricaVetsch) and Pinterest (Erica Vetsch).