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The Scarred Heart

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Sometimes, the greatest casualty of war is trust.

Lionel Cantrell has all but given up hope of finding his missing wife and child. He left them in the care of his parents and older brother while he went abroad to fight the French, only to return to a marriage in shambles, a daughter who cannot possibly be his, and his wife and son fled to parts unknown.

Until now. At a form
ebook, 250 pages
Published April 10th 2012 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~*
3-1/2 Stars

Setting: Regency England:

Reunited as godparents at a christening,Emma and Lion thought they would never see each other again. He returned from War to find her pregnant with another man's child. He walked out,and she disappeared with their young son, leaving the newborn daughter with his parents. Five years later,Lion has never given up searching for Emma and Jamie. He wants them to return with him to his parent's estate to be with Emma's daughter Grace, whom he is claiming as his own.
Marilyn Rondeau
After six long years, Lionel Cantrell had all but given up hope of ever finding his missing wife and child. As a second son, Lionel had gone off to war leaving his wife and son in the care of his parents and older brother. Upon returning home he found his marriage in shambles, and a daughter who couldn’t possibly be his and his wife and son long gone.

Now, at a former comrade’s house party, Lion comes face to face with the object of his five-year search; Emma whose cold reception barely covered h
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3.5 stars.

I enjoyed this book. Even though it was full of heartache and angst, I really liked all the characters and the sad story they had to tell.

Where it went wrong for me was in how easily Emma seemed to get over being raped multiple times. I thought she might have some fear when making love with Lion again, but she didn't. She seemed to get over her fear of the house almost immediately once she & Lion reconciled. And what was the deal with his mother? She almost seemed mentally ill, a
Lisa Phillips
Wow, this book was gripping. probably because of the trauma the character suffered, which went largely ignored by the people who were supposed to protect her.

A wonderful tale of the power of forgiveness, especially within the context of marriage. And yes - the kids were cute too.

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