By Jane Finnis
A great summer time in a hundred advert and solid executive below Trajan Caesar promise good for the Roman settlers within the frontier province of Britannia.
Aurelia Marcella runs a mansio on a hectic highway to York. June is often busy, yet in the future strange occasions ensue: a soldier is murdered in his mattress on the resort, and a letter arrives from Isurium, a small citadel north of town. it truly is from a cousin, Jovina, inviting Aurelia to a midsummer birthday celebration. however the missive additionally reads as a plea for support, pertaining to “danger within the wind.”
The murdered soldier additionally bore a message, locked in Aurelia’s strongbox, indicating violence may erupt on the exact same castle at the day of the party.
At Isurium, Aurelia reveals Jovina and her drunken husband and unruly young ones stuck in a tangled net of greed, love, intrigue, and demise. whilst violence engulfs the district, Aurelia without notice unearths herself at risk from enemies engaged in an anti- Roman plot and from family bent on inaccurate or evil agendas in their personal. this can be the 4th in a series.
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One cannot really manage effectively from thousands of miles away. And there were Mother and Belinda to consider. " He did not answer right away, considering her words. Finally he said, "No. I don't regret it. It's a different sort of life, but I suppose it is really the one I was born and bred for. No matter how beautiful the Rockies are, however challenging the land or the work, this is where I belong. " A quick grin quirked up the corners of his mouth. " Olivia smiled back. "Do you think we shall have a repeat performance tonight?
Stephen exclaimed. "We'll never catch him in this light. " He turned and really looked at Olivia for the first time, taking in her disheveled state. Olivia realized that her sash had slipped loose during her mad dash, so that the sides of her dressing gown hung loosely, a gap down the center at the top exposing the white lace of her chemise. She straightened, raising her chin, and belted the robe more tightly. "I was about to dress for dinner," she explained with all the dignity she could muster and pushed back her hair with her hands.
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Danger in the Wind (Aurelia Marcella, Book 4) by Jane Finnis