Introducing Louisa Hill & Jacob Jackson from A Widow's Vow...

The first book in my latest series, A Widow's Vow, introduces one of my favourite couples ever! 

It is the year 1851 and Louisa Hill is married to a wealthy Bristol merchant. As a former prostitute, she is living in constant apprehension that, since her new privileged existence is balanced on a knife edge, one day it is all going to come crumbling down around her.

Her fear is realised when Louisa's husband is found hanged in a Bath hotel, leaving no reason for his suicide. Lost and confused, Louisa's only saving grace is that he provides her with the keys and deeds to a property in Bath. Having no choice but to leave her beloved Bristol home, Louisa and her friend and companion, Nancy, head to Bath.

More revelations are made and soon Louisa accepts that she and Nancy must resort to their former occupation or end up back on the streets. So, once again, Louisa becomes embroiled in the world of vice but this time she is the owner of her own brothel.

Louisa is business savvy and resilient with a kind and caring heart. In fact, she is the perfect balm to the tortured soul of boxer, Jacob Jackson...

Jacob is a man carrying the burden of being unable to prevent his mother's murder at his father's hands. Having left home at a young age, Jacob was taken under the wing of a boxing manager who taught Jacob to channel his anger in the boxing ring. When he meets Louisa in his local tavern, Jacob senses her desperation and is intrigued by the circumstances that have brought her to the seedier side of the city.

The two embark on a journey neither could have predicted when Jacob agrees to work as her protector and brothel doorman - the remainder of what happens to this fabulous, complex couple is left for you to discover...

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From grieving widow...

1851. After her merchant husband saved her from a life of prostitution, Louisa Hill was briefly happy as a housewife in Bristol. But then a constable arrives at her door. Her husband has been found hanged in a Bath hotel room, a note and a key to a property in Bath the only things she has left of him. And now the debt collectors will come calling.

To a new life as a madam.

Forced to leave everything she knows behind, Louisa finds more painful betrayals waiting for her in the house in Bath. Left with no means of income, Louisa knows she has nothing to turn to but her old way of life. But this time, she'll do it on her own terms – by turning her home into a brothel for upper class gentleman. And she's determined to spare the girls she saves from the street the horrors she endured in the past.

Enlisting the help of Jacob Jackson, a quiet but feared boxer, to watch over the house, Louisa is about to embark on a life she never envisaged. Can she find the courage to forge this new path? 


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