SURRENDER TO THE EARL
Known for her emotionally powerful and touching novels, Callen has outdone herself with a beautifully rendered romance between two wounded souls. The strong characters and heart-tugging love story, filled with sensuality and passion, truly demonstrate love’s power to heal.
Robert Henslow, Earl of Knighsbridge, returns from war consumed by guilt over the death of his men. It is remorse that drives him to visit Audrey Blake, whose husband was a fellow officer. Blind since a childhood fever stole her sight, Audrey has been kept from society by her overbearing father. Robert’s arrival presents her with the opportunity to reclaim her independence. Sympathy and passion compel Robert to help Audrey secure her freedom by proposing a false engagement. Robert is caught in a maelstrom of emotions and desire. There is much to gain by falling in love — and much to lose when Audrey discovers Robert’s role in her husband’s death. (AVON, Jun., 380 pp., $7.99)