My Constant Lady – the first in the Reynolds seafaring saga. A captivating tale of love, loss and loyalty.
North East Coast 1765
When Gabriel Reynolds meets flame haired serving wench Eleanor Barker in a Whitby tavern little does he know it is a meeting that will change the course of his life. First she runs out on him leaving him frustrated in more ways than one. The next time they meet, in more conventional circumstances, he finds she is engaged to be married. Undeterred and back in his home town of Alnmouth Gabriel knows he has to win the love of this beguiling woman and so sets about putting his house in order. But before he can declare himself fate deals Gabriel a cruel blow.
Back in Whitby, Eleanor who is in fact the daughter of a prominent local ship builder, has troubles of her own. Learning her fiancé has been untrue she ends her engagement. In revenge her spurned lover tells her about Gabriel’s past – a past she finds difficult to accept. Forced to choose between love and loss Eleanor flees to Amsterdam searching for answers. Will Eleanor’s principles jeopardise her chance of happiness or can Gabriel convince her that he is not the man he used to be? Will the course of their love ever be plain sailing?
My Constant Lady – a sweeping historical story of one man’s passion for an unconventional woman.
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There’s nothing quite like finding a new fantastic saga series to snuggle up with and get lost in, so I’m excited to have found this book.
I took me a little while to get into this book but I soon found myself absorbed in the story, which had a lovely flow to it. The author has clearly done her research into the time period with all the little details helping to bring the era to life for me which made the book very enjoyable.
The love story between Eleanor and Gabriel was wonderful to read about and I enjoyed watching it develop. Despite a rocky, slightly awkward meeting I found myself firmly routing for the couple and hoping that they would end up together. Eleanor was my favourite character and I admired her strength to get away from bad situations and start again, even though I think it was a hard decision. I found myself hoping that she would give Gabriel the chance I felt he deserved.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this historical love story and liked spending time with Eleanor. I really hope she features in future books and I look forward to reading more of the series.
Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book.
About The Author:
Jane Fenwick lives in the market town of Settle in Yorkshire, England. She studied education at Sheffield University gaining a B.Ed (Hons) in 1989 and going on to teach primary age range children. Jane decided to try her hand at penning a novel rather than writing school reports as she has always been an avid reader, especially enjoying historical and crime fiction. She decided to combine her love of both genres to write her first historical crime novel Never the Twain. Jane has always been a lover of antiques, particularly art nouveau and art deco ceramics and turned this hobby into a business opening an antiques and collectables shop in Settle. However her time as a dealer was short lived; she spent far too much time in the sale rooms buying items that ended up in her home rather than the shop! Animal welfare is a cause close to Jane’s heart and she has been vegetarian since the age of fourteen. For the last twenty years she has been trustee of an animal charity which rescues and rehomes cats, dogs and all manner of creatures looking for a forever home. Of course several of these have been “adopted” by Jane! Although she lives in the Yorkshire Dales Jane is particularly drawn to the North East Coast which she knows well; often visiting Whitby, Sandsend and Alnmouth for research purposes. When she isn’t walking on Sandsend beach with her dog Scout, a Patterdale “Terrorist” she is to be found in her favourite coffee shop gazing out to sea and dreaming up her next plot. Jane is currently writing a historical saga series again set on the North East coast beginning in 1765. The first two books are being edited at the moment; My Constant Lady and The Turning Tides. Look out for My Constant Lady in 2020.