Unjustly accused of stealing, housekeeper April Windmire is turned
out on the streets without pay. With no place to go and no friends she
stows away on the Mississippi River steamboat, the Queen Bee. Her hopes
to through the journey to St Louis are dashed when a handsome white
officer finds her. But instead of turning her in, he takes her to his
private quarters where she fights her growing attraction to a man she
Matt Seever's wife died four year ago, leaving him two small mulatto
children. But his job as an officer on the Queen Bee isn’t family
friendly. He knows he needs a new wife, but no southern white woman will
marry him. When April lands in his lap, his prayers are answered. Or
are they? April’s not the trusting type and racial prejudice runs deep
in post Civil-War Missouri. Just when Matt convinces April he loves her,
his new family becomes a target and there’s no backing down from this
Together, April and Matt must brave heinous hate crimes to find an enduring love.
Question: If you had a time machine what era and location would you go? Make sure you leave an email address!
Thanks to Haley Whitehall for the opportunity to read and review this great series. Historical romances are a genre that I really have to be in the mood for and it happened that I was sucked in with the first one and I looked forward to each one after that.
This story is about the steamboat officer that we met in the second story. This story shows how interracial relationships were seen after the Civil War and how people still so violent towards people that were involved with former slaves and people that were not white. This story, in my mind, is about love conquering all.