Faced with an impossible choice, Anne Marlowe is torn between her love for her husband and the hope of her father’s forgiveness. As the American forces follow up on their tide-turning victories over the British at Freeman’s Farm and Bemis Heights, Peter is drawn inextricably deeper into the shady network of espionage that could cost them both their lives.
Is his commitment to the Rebel cause stronger than his hard-won love for Anne? Will her sacrifice tear them apart again…this time forever? Or will they find the peace and happiness they both seek in a new beginning? The Partisan’s Wife follows Anne and Peter through the war torn landscape of Revolutionary War America, from the Battle of Saratoga to New York, Philadelphia and beyond.
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Book one: Lord Esterleigh’s Daughter
Book two: Courting the Devil
Book three: The Partisan’s Wife
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Romantic Historical Fiction
Heating Level – 1
Review Rating – 4 Stars
Review by Sabrina
The Partisan’s Wife is the conclusion to the Serpent’s Trilogy. The book opens up exactly where we left off in Courting the Devil: Anne is distraught to learn her father is in New York looking for her. She is determined to find him and seek his forgiveness as Anne believes her future happiness with Peter depends upon it.
Traveling to New York proves to be a daunting task as the war rages on. Peter, Anne and LeClair face many obstacles, but eventually reach their destination. During their time in New York Peter and Anne separate to work on their own goals. Anne is very concerned for Peter but her own needs push her forward.
As Anne searches for her father and Peter continues in his war efforts they are pushed and pulled to different locations, sometimes together, mostly apart. Anne is constantly questioning herself and wonders if what she is trying to accomplish is worth it in the end.
I was really scared for Anne while she was in Philadelphia. I question why she didn’t immediately seek out her extended family as this would have avoided most of the trouble she ended up in. That she was able to overcome her circumstances, though, was pure luck. Maybe that necklace is special. And I say, thank goodness for cousin Tony. He was a great secondary character and I loved how his story played out. I’m happy that Anne was able to provide him with a second chance and I agree that her father will be happy with her decision for him.
Peter, unfortunately, disappointed me in his hasty conclusions after his discussion at the Mermaid Inn and for the way he behaved himself immediately afterward. To have so little faith after that heartfelt letter baffles me. As he berated himself for his actions much more than I did, I eventually forgave him.
Again the author wrote such descriptive details of the surroundings that I was able to paint a vivid picture of what each of our characters endured.
My biggest concern was that I felt some of the story lines weren’t fleshed out enough. I wish things could have been talked about more or addressed further. This includes the ending of the novel. I am really unclear as to how to interpret the author’s design for Anne and Peter. While I am not unhappy, I do feel the ending to be unresolved. Sometimes this is a good thing in a story, but after spending so much time with Peter and Anne I needed a bit more.
Overall this was a very different type of romance story. The author had a unique idea and created a compelling story around it. I wish nothing but the best for our couple. I really enjoyed these books and am glad Anne finally understood what it is she wanted and was able to move on.