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Dauntless Hearts


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Courage, Romance, and Humor...find it all in Dauntless Hearts by Lincoln Tuvelais.

Reading Dauntless Hearts by Lincoln Tuvelais is akin to taking a ride in a time machine back to Northern England cerca 1812. When we step out at our desired destination we meet Miss Kitty Otis. Kitty will be our host for this journey as we're plunged into this delightful victorian era.

Miss Kitty herself is a paragon of virtue. She's young, just 18, and like most women her age yearns to have a proper London coming out. She very much wants to one day be a wife and mother. She has been caring for her disabled father, like a good daughter, and is looking to purchase her own home.

One day while out riding on her newly purchased property, Kitty is thrown from her horse and lands in the mud. Disheveled and quite muddy, Kitty is eying her poor drenched skirts and she sits down to compose herself. Just then a young gentleman on a bay horse comes riding up and kindly returns her runaway horse to her.

The newcomer, one Lieutenant Joseph Mclaughlin of the Royal Irish Fourth Dragoon Guards, at your service. He's a man in uniform and no less handsome. He's described as just a little over six feet tall, has shoulders a yard wide, could pass as an understudy for Atlas, wears well-tailored breeches, has heavily muscled thighs, black curly hair, and dark eyes.

Joseph bows to Kitty and introduces himself and before you know it has asked for her hand in marriage in exchange for returning her horse. Could this be true love? Is he her knight in shining armor? Only time will tell.

While reading Dauntless Hearts I was tickled pink by the witty, dry, tongue-in-cheek humor scenes depicted in the book. Such as when Marianne ( Kitty's best friend) discourages a suitor from getting fresh by accidentally flipping a plate of sweets onto his waistcoat and breeches.

I was also enthralled by the picturesque descriptions of the English country side such as when Kitty's carriage is rumbling across an ancient stone bridge and the view is of broad-shouldered peaks and spectacular dark swaths of trees. The author simply captivates her audience on both an auditory and visual scale. Tuvelais has obviously done her due diligence and paints a historically accurate and vivid account of English society during this time period.

I love reading about the ladies having to iron their hair and the descriptions of the hairstyles and dresses that are worn to balls. Even the mentality of a society that doesn't recognize women in male-dominated roles like running a farm and the attitude of the men being bossed around by a woman are spot on.

I give Dauntless Hearts by Lincoln Tuvelais a 5 out of 5 stars. It reminds me so much of the push and pull between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. For lovers of historical romances everywhere, this one's for you.

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About the author

A voracious reader, Lincoln discovered that it was almost impossible to find a clean Regency romance to satisfy her need. So, she succumbed to the madness that compels otherwise normal people to write novels. Lincoln is retired and already working on a new book, due to be released late 2021 view profile

Published on May 11, 2021

80000 words

Genre: Historical Romance

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