Fresh Face Friday: An Unexpected Gift by Katherine Grey

Happy Black Friday!  I hope those of you out to get the good buys are out hunting them down and those of you like me hiding away from all the crowds with a good book .  The good book I am featuring today is An Unexpected Gift by Katherine Grey.  This is a wonderful romance with some action thrown in the mix.   It also has a wonderful heroine that is revolutionary in her time.  For my full review be sure to check it out after the book blurb.  Happy shopping everyone and have a great weekend!

16269840Book Blurb:

Known only as Lazarus to the band of cutthroats and thieves he leads, William Prescott will do anything to find his missing sister, even blackmail a fragile young woman into helping him. But he never plans to fall in love with this mysterious woman with a troubled past.

Haunted by the memories of war, Olivia St. Germaine wants nothing more than to live a normal life. But when her brother, a doctor, suddenly leaves town without a word, she is forced to use her medical knowledge to help an injured man who puts her life in danger. Can she keep herself safe as she tends Lazarus, or is her heart more vulnerable than she realizes?


Olivia St. Germaine is a proper lady with the additional knowledge of medicine.  When two strangers show up at her home demanding for her brother she is both shocked and angry.  After convincing the strangers her brother is not present she successfully gets them to leave, but as one of the gentlemen is leaving she notices he is injured and insists on helping him.  With this one-act Olivia ends up connecting herself with the dangerous Lazarus.  Will Prescott, aka Lazarus, is desperately looking for his sister.  Nothing will stand in his way.  That is until Olivia steps into his life.  For a reason he doesn’t understand Olivia gets a foothold on his heart and no matter what he tries she is there.  Love between these two opposites was never planned or even acceptable but can these two vulnerable hearts open up and let each other in?

I really enjoyed this historical.  Olivia and Will are very memorable characters.  They are both strong and morally centered characters.  The love story between them was very well-developed and seemed natural.  I also think that the topic of PTSD was very well illustrated.  Also how the reactions of the Ton during the time in which this novel takes place is spot on.  Overall, I think the depiction of the society and environment that Will and Olivia live was fantastic.  That alone would be enough to read this book but you also fall in love right along with Olivia and Will.  If you’re looking for a good historical romance this is a must read.

Author Bio:

At the age of four, Katherine pestered her mother to teach her to read. From that point on, she spent the most of her childhood lost in the pages of one book after another. Soon she began writing stories of her own, populated with characters doing all of the things she was too shy to even contemplate doing herself.

A chance meeting with another writer led Katherine to seriously pursue a writing career. Her debut novel, Impetuous, was released by The Wild Rose Press in August 2011.

Katherine lives in upstate NY with her family though she threatens to move south at the beginning of each Winter season.

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