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The Turncoat by Donna Thorland


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Also by Donna Thorland:

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The Turncoat
Donna Thorland

Set in decadent, occupied Philadelphia during the winter of 1777, The Turncoat is a swashbuckling tale of romance, war, and espionage.

Renegades of the Revolution
March 2013
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Featuring: Major Lord Peter Tremayne; Kate Grey
448 pages
ISBN: 0451415396
EAN: 9780451415394
Kindle: B008U4BOW6
Paperback / e-Book
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Mystery Historical | Romance Suspense | Romance Historical

They are lovers on opposite sides of a brutal war, with everything at stake and no possibility of retreat. They can trust no one—especially not each other.

Major Lord Peter Tremayne is the last man rebel bluestocking Kate Grey should fall in love with, but when the handsome British viscount commandeers her home, Kate throws caution to the wind and responds to his seduction. She is on the verge of surrender when a spy in her own household seizes the opportunity to steal the military dispatches Tremayne carries, ensuring his disgrace—and implicating Kate in high treason. Painfully awakened to the risks of war, Kate determines to put duty ahead of desire, and offers General Washington her services as an undercover agent in the City of Brotherly Love.

Months later, having narrowly escaped court martial and hanging, Tremayne returns to decadent, British-occupied Philadelphia with no stomach for his current assignment—to capture the woman he believes betrayed him. Nor does he relish the glittering entertainments being held for General Howe’s idle officers. Worse, the glamorous woman in the midst of this social whirl, the fiancée of his own dissolute cousin, is none other than Kate Grey herself. And so begins their dangerous dance, between passion and patriotism, between certain death and the promise of a brave new future together.



37 comments posted.

Re: The Turncoat

I love stories between enemies because there is always this tension between
(Hyunjin Jeon 2:27am March 6, 2013)

I love to read love stories between enemies. It happened a lot I know during all the wars. Please enter me to win.
Jane Squires 3:39am March 6, 2013)

I admit that I have not read a romance where the main
characters were on opposite sides of a war. That is one heck
of a conflict. Am curious.
G. Bisbjerg 3:40am March 6, 2013)

I would think it would be hard to fall in love with your enemy. It will take some clever writing to pull this off.
Kathleen Yohanna 5:06am March 6, 2013)

A compelling idea which interests me greatly.
Sharon Berger 9:24am March 6, 2013)

I think that the fire the ignites a person to hate can be also directed to love. I find that hate is a passionate emotion and that passion can be redirected. I think that the best way to engage me is the verbal foreplay of an excellent debate - so, yes, I think enemies can become lovers.
Carla Carlson 9:40am March 6, 2013)

Destiny is destiny...there is no predicting who you fall in love with...would love to read this book!!!
Bonnie Capuano 9:56am March 6, 2013)

I think that the storyline is fascinating - the conflict is a great place to start - and, as a resident of Philadelphia, I love that the story is partly set there! History is SO cool!
Felicia Ciaudelli 9:57am March 6, 2013)

Two people can find each other attractive without agreeing on politics. I'd like to read more about this period.
Clare O'Beara 10:08am March 6, 2013)

I would find it difficult to be attracted to a known enemy of my country, but I think the story interesting.
Anna Speed 11:07am March 6, 2013)

Love stories between enemies always have this extra chemestry. Like fireworks just waiting to ignite.
Pam Howell 11:11am March 6, 2013)

they sound good.
Kent Cook 11:13am March 6, 2013)

Love between enemies would be the hardest of all loves for one you hate
the person you are falling I love with and can you really trust the person
you want to love it would be so complex
Ava Curtis 11:47am March 6, 2013)

I love historical fiction and enjoy love stories between enemies. The conflict and tension make the stories more interesting.
Bonnie H 12:00pm March 6, 2013)

I would love to read this historical romance set in Colonial America. Sounds wonderful!
Monica Vargo 12:09pm March 6, 2013)

I think a love story between two enemies would make a great story!.
Lori Yost 12:23pm March 6, 2013)

youe book sounds intriguing , thanks
Debbi Shaw 4:50pm March 6, 2013)

Love stories between enemies is always full of confict and
passion. Makes for a good read.
Mary Hay 5:29pm March 6, 2013)

I like to read a kinds of stories. A story about lovers falling in love would be
interesting to see how they resolve their issues.
Joy Isley 5:34pm March 6, 2013)

I love my enemy so it must work, lol. J/K. But I do love Historical Fiction. It is my favorite genre!
Vicki Hancock 5:39pm March 6, 2013)

I think of them as forbidden love stories--which are always bittersweet.
Sue Farrell 5:42pm March 6, 2013)

Love stores between enemies make for exciting reading and I love them
Shirley Younger 5:50pm March 6, 2013)

This book sounds wonderful! The Revolutionary War certainly has great material for stories about enemies.
Marjorie Carmony 6:16pm March 6, 2013)

I haven't read a book that I can recall with people on both sides of an active war, but this one sure sounds interesting.
Marcy Shuler 6:40pm March 6, 2013)

I love stories set during the War for Independence and have
always wondered what might have happened between those on
different sides when there was an attraction.
Diane Sallans 7:56pm March 6, 2013)

I have read a couple of books with such a major conflict and found they are amazing read. There is nothing stronger than two people fighting for what they believe as they fight the attraction they have for the enemy. Love them!
Annetta Sweetko 8:45pm March 6, 2013)

Duty and desire make for a complicated relationship. Who can resist reading this complex story.
Joanne Hicks 9:03pm March 6, 2013)

I must admit that if by some chance I was the person to win this book and read it, it would be the first time that I would read this particular type of Historical Romance, being a love story between enemies. I haven't read a book before, having to do with American History in this vein as well, and after reading both reviews, I am totally hooked, and wish the book were in my hands right now!!
Peggy Roberson 9:24pm March 6, 2013)

Sounds interesting!
Charlene Fraley 9:47pm March 6, 2013)

love the title of the book, looks very interesting...great job..
Kimberly Hoefs 10:42pm March 6, 2013)

I love them. I'm actually writing one now about a vampire and a vampire hunter who despise each other with so much passion that it eventually grows into something beautiful. I can;t wait to finish it, like I can't wait to read this book :)
Meghan Anderson 10:48pm March 6, 2013)

This book sounds great. Would love to win. Thanks for a chance.
Linda Hall 11:06pm March 6, 2013)

Enemies turn lover plots are interesting because the dynamic is a love/hate feel.
Definitely havn't read much like this but I would really love to read, "The Turncoat".
Thank you for the giveaway!
Lazydrag0n Puff 11:25pm March 6, 2013)

I love enemies turn to lovers storyline. Both sides learn a lot from each other that sometimes everything is not what it seems. That's when they overcome their differences.
Kai Wong 12:08pm March 7, 2013)

Love and hate are both strong emotions that tend to be linked. You can't really hate someone you don't have some kind of relationship with (you CAN dislike them intensely), and you can't really love someon you don't have some kind of relationship with (you can lust after them or like them or even idolize them, but not TRULY love them). Both emotions involve our entire attention, so they make for excitement.
Donna Holmberg 12:31pm March 7, 2013)

I love all romances. I haven't read too many between enemies, but sounds like and interesting premiss.
Carol Woodruff 5:53pm March 7, 2013)

This sounds like an interesting love story and historical novel written about a time that does not get a lot of coverage.
Mary Perry 7:16pm March 7, 2013)

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