The Counterfeit Tory, sequel to The Highwayman, released May 2018 as part of The Backcountry Brides Collection. Now out of print, but re-releasing soon as part of my Frontiers of Liberty collection!
1781—the South Carolina Backcountry
Jedidiah Wheeler (Sam’s cousin from The Highwayman) has always depended on his easy charm to get him through, but he’ll need every ounce of wit to survive getting close to renegade Tory officer William Cunningham–and to keep the man’s cousin from suspecting his true mission. Can he take it a step further and make her his ally?
Lizzy Cunningham resents any man who thinks he can get by with a wink and a smile. Doubly so the ones who try to get close to her—she knows she’s homely and difficult of temper, and that not a man has been made who can bear with her for a lifetime. But when a stranger comes out of nowhere, asking after her troublesome cousin, she finds her bruised heart too willing to believe he might truly be interested in her wellbeing.
As Jed gains the trust of the Tories, he sees that Lizzy is far more than the snarling tavern maid she pretends to be. In her unguarded moments she’s one of the most endearing misses he’s ever met—and bravest, when his own life is on the line. How can he bring her cousin down without endangering her? And dare Lizzy risk family loyalty for a kindness she’s sure is too good to be true?