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Dalliances & Devotion--A Victorian Historical Romance
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Dalliances & Devotion--A Victorian Historical Romance
The Truitts Series, Book 2
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A change in course can be refreshing...when it's done together.
1871
After two disastrous marriages, beauty columnist Amalia Truitt's life is finally her own—well, it will be if she can get herself back to Delaware and demand access to her share of the Truitt family fortune. After all, the charity she's organized for women who can't afford their own divorces won't fund itself.
However, not everyone wants her to reach her destination. When her family learns she's been receiving anonymous death threats, a solo journey is out of the question.
Enter David Zisskind, the ragtag-peddler-turned-soldier whose heart Amalia broke years ago. He's a Pinkerton now, and the promotion he craves depends on protecting his long-lost love on the unexpectedly treacherous journey across Pennsylvania.
That their physical connection has endured the test of time (and then some) is problematic, to say the least.
In very close quarters, with danger lurking around every curve, with each kiss and illicit touch, the wrongs of the past are righted. But David can't weather another rejection, especially with his career in jeopardy. And Amalia can't possibly take a lover, never mind another husband...not with so much depending on her repaired reputation. Not when she's hurt David—her David—so badly before.
Publisher's Note: Dalliances & Devotion contains content that some readers may find challenging, including PTSD, depression, war, sibling death and antisemitism.
And don't miss the first book in Felicia Grossman's The Truitts series, Appetites & Vices, available now!
One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!
This book is approximately 85,000 words
A change in course can be refreshing...when it's done together.
1871
After two disastrous marriages, beauty columnist Amalia Truitt's life is finally her own—well, it will be if she can get herself back to Delaware and demand access to her share of the Truitt family fortune. After all, the charity she's organized for women who can't afford their own divorces won't fund itself.
However, not everyone wants her to reach her destination. When her family learns she's been receiving anonymous death threats, a solo journey is out of the question.
Enter David Zisskind, the ragtag-peddler-turned-soldier whose heart Amalia broke years ago. He's a Pinkerton now, and the promotion he craves depends on protecting his long-lost love on the unexpectedly treacherous journey across Pennsylvania.
That their physical connection has endured the test of time (and then some) is problematic, to say the least.
In very close quarters, with danger lurking around every curve, with each kiss and illicit touch, the wrongs of the past are righted. But David can't weather another rejection, especially with his career in jeopardy. And Amalia can't possibly take a lover, never mind another husband...not with so much depending on her repaired reputation. Not when she's hurt David—her David—so badly before.
Publisher's Note: Dalliances & Devotion contains content that some readers may find challenging, including PTSD, depression, war, sibling death and antisemitism.
And don't miss the first book in Felicia Grossman's The Truitts series, Appetites & Vices, available now!
One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise!
This book is approximately 85,000 words
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  • Felicia Grossman wanted to write stories ever since her father read her Treasure Island when she was four-years-old. The Delaware native never lost her love of words, earning both an English degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a law degree from Emory University School of Law. Felicia now lives in the northern part of the country with her spouse, children, and dogs. When not writing, she can be found eating pastries or belting showtunes in her living room.
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    July 26, 2019

    Twice-divorced beauty columnist Amalia Truitt is the target of anonymous death threats and in need of protection as she travels by train to her family's Delaware estate. While many view her career as frivolous, her earnings are used to fund a charity she's quietly set up to help other women escape dangerous marriages. For the journey, Amalia's family has unwittingly tasked her childhood sweetheart and now Pinkerton detective David Zisskind to provide security. David hopes the assignment will lead to a promotion, even if it puts him back in close proximity with the woman who once broke his heart. Danger, excitement, and swoons abound in this delightfully delicious addition to Grossman's "Truitts" series. VERDICT Much like the author's debut novel, Appetites and Vices, this romance does not shy away from the prejudices and hurdles Amalia, a Jewish American citizen, and David, a Russian Jewish immigrant, face in 1870s America, making this an important addition to the historical romance canon. Fans of Joanna Shupe's Gilded Age "Four Hundred" series will fall in love with the flawed Amalia, who bravely takes charge of her own life. Highly recommended.--Elizabeth Gabriel, Milwaukee P.L.

    Copyright 2019 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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