Part of our reasoning to do this is to bring more attention to the Indie authors we love to read. With so many books out there now it's hard to figure out what is a good, well-written book...or not. Keep in mind, these are our opinions, things we like to read. The Nookettes of the Virtual writing colony of Nara's Nook have come up with this blog hop to share our favorites.
Today's offering is A DISCREET GENTLEMAN OF DISCOVERY by Kris Tualla. Here's the blurb:
Brander Hansen lost his hearing at age seven, his inheritance at twenty-three. Furious at his father's betrayal, Brander leaves home to make his way as Lord Olsen, a 'discreet gentleman of discovery' in 1721 Christiania, Norway. He intends to gain his own estate and begins buying the debt markers on Kildahlshus.
Baroness Regin Kildahl's husband has gambled away her estate and sunk to more dangerous habits. She writes to Lord Olsen soliciting his help saving both her husband and her home. When her husband dies, Regin offers herself and her title to anyone who will redeem his gambling debts, unaware of Brander's plan and circumventing his efforts.
The Hansen heir accepts her offer and hires Lord Olsen to deliver his bride. Brander's choices are clear: give the widow and her estate to his younger brother, or claim them both as his own. But who would accept a deaf husband?
While I'm not usually a fan of historical, what I loved most about this story was the unique hero. He's deaf, but he's not dumb, and he's smart and funny. He's learned to use his "disability" to his advantage. And I loved how he had his own demons even when he thought he'd exorcised them. This is the first book in a 5 book series, but Brander won my heart and my interest. I highly recommend Ms. Tualla's writing - her other Hansen books are great too, but Brander's my favorite. :)
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