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“Frenchman Pierre Latier encounters Eric von Strade, his wife and daughter when they are waylaid on their way to Paris in 1780. …Pierre rushes to the aid of a lovely young girl as she is accosted by two burly men and is in time to save her from being molested. He takes the girl and her parents to his estate and has a doctor care for them. …During this time Pierre becomes romantically involved with Monique von Strade. He has to leave for several months but the two plan on meeting at the various balls when he returns. Meanwhile, Papa is on the lookout for a perfect match for his daughter…Her parents and aunt decide on a wealthy young man for her to marry and there seems no way out for her but to accept him. Henri Le Croix is an overbearing, deceitful and cruel man. … Pierre is enraged that her father is marrying her off to a rogue so he plans a meeting, secretively of course, and thus the fiery surrender occurs. Pierre marries her and then leaves on his dangerous pursuits.
There is much more entertainment with this couple: heartache and despair...Read on to find out how this loving couple ends up. You are in for a thrilling trip across the sea to the colonies in this fast paced novel that never lets you go for a minute. This is an exciting time in history too so whatever you do, don't miss this exquisite read.”
- Ann Tyler, The Belles and Beaux of Romance
An inspiring, fast moving tale, FIERY SURRENDER deals with mistaken emotions, young love, and the dangers of a world at war. This story is beautifully researched with detailed descriptions of the French countryside and some of the cities in America pertinent to the revolution. Well-written dialogue and a unique plot flavored with nicely rounded secondary characters, Ms. Morelli also manages to present historical characters in a realistic light. It's obvious that the author has done hands-on research by her detailed presentation of each area the couple visits.
FIERY SURRENDER is a rollicking adventure with a healthy dose of romance tossed in.”
- Jani Brooks, Romance Reviews Today
“Fiery Surrender by Linda Morelli, a historical romance, goes beyond the average romance novel. ...Fiery Surrender has a well thought out plot, with many surprises. Her characters are well developed and interesting. From the beginning one cares about these individuals as if they were real.… Fiery Surrender will take readers away to a different time and place.”
- Tricia Weiler, the Montgomery County Sentinel
“ ‘Fiery Surrender’ [is] a romantic tale of passion and intrigue that focuses on the wartime adventures of a young Prussian noblewoman named Monique von Strade and the mysterious Pierre Latier, Marquis du Fonte. Monique, of course, is fiercely independent. Pierre, naturally, is darkly mysterious. ‘Can the cauldron of war lead to the fires of love?' asks the book's publicity material. You better believe it, baby.”
- Chris Slattery, The Montgomery Gazette
“Fiery Surrender was FABULOUS! You are a remarkable writer. I was completely entranced with each page I turned. A friend of mine also read the book, she loved it.”
- Celeste O. Norfleet, author of PRICELESS GIFT, A CHRISTMAS WISH and SINCE FOREVER
"Dramatically sensual, full of life and action, FIERY SURRENDER is a swashbuckling historical romance in the very best sense of the word."
- Kathleen Gilles Seidel, award-winning author of PLEASE REMEMBER THIS
“I am a devoted Historical Romance reader. However I had never read any books written about this time and place, it was refreshing. I am also part French and have often wondered what part they played in behind the scenes in the American Revolution…I found the characters to be very alive and believable. The way you described the people and the places, I could see them clearly in my mind. The history intermingled with the story I found to make the story more interesting, especially since I love history. I thoroughly enjoyed your story. I hope you write more books and I will be looking forward to the next.”
- Kat Jones, Athens, GA
“…hot and steamy and full of history."
- Jonathan R. Briggs, author of the sci-fi thriller, S-4 ROSWELL WAS ONLY THE BEGINNING!
“I'm having a terrific time reading your book. Your hero and heroine have my heart, Aunt Josephine is wise and delightful. Pierre is the kind of guy my mother would say, "oh, that devil!" with a delighted smile on her face! I'm enjoying the French cadence of the language and the unusual historical perspective, especially the vital role the French had in the success of the American Revolution. Vive la France! … Surrender to the charm and storytelling power of Linda Morelli's Fiery Surrender."
- Eileen Charbonneau, award-winning author of RACHEL LEMOYNE