THE QUARTERING ACT
The Wild Rose Press
Rating: 4 cups
Katherine Heaton’s life changed forever when her father was killed by the Red Coats, and now her brother is being hunted by them. Now she and her mother live alone in rural New York.
Jeremy Burke is a captain in the British army serving in the Colonies. He and his superior stay at the home of Katherine and her mother as they are entitled to as British officers. He quickly becomes torn between his duty as an officer and his growing love for Katherine.
Katherine’s brother, James, is deep in the midst of the rebellion in Boston, led by Sam Adams. His best friend, Paul, who is in love with Katherine, is also deeply involved in this dangerous undertaking. When James discovers Katherine’s love for one of the enemy, he vows to disown her. Coming from two different worlds, Jeremy realizes that he and Katherine can never be together and sails back to England, breaking her heart. They never get over one another and must decide if love is worth the sacrifice of personal status.
The Quartering Act is a one of a kind novel. Very few books are based in the American Revolution and Ms. Baker captures the spirit perfectly. Katherine and Jeremy’s story is very romantic and well told as they must hide their love while war is raging all around them. The reader benefits from the research put into this book and can feel the fortitude of the patriots as they fight for their country. This novel is a great story of love and bravery and I enjoyed it immensely.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More