If you are familiar with the previous series, I am sure you fell in love with the huge family like I did.
She is a go to author for me when I need a fix of historical romance.
Tracy Cooper-Posey takes us into the staid yet surprisingly bawdy Victorian Era where appearance is everything and secrets are held inside the family.
The man she once loved is now a monster she doesn’t know.
Catrin and Daniel love each other, but Daniel refused to further their relationship for fear of curtailing Catrin’s intellectual and personal freedom, and dooming her to a life of domestic servitude as his wife. Yet their lives remain entangled.
When Daniel is shot in the face during a family rescue in Algeria, he brutally severs the ties between them and removes himself to a remote village in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Catrin travels to Wales in a last bid to resolve their differences, but the terrifying man she finds there is not the Daniel she once knew…
This book is the ninth book in the Scandalous Scions series, bringing together the members of three great families, to love and play under the gaze of the Victorian era’s moralistic, straight-laced society.
Reader Advisory: This story contains frank sex scenes and sexual language.
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Audrey Cienki’s review on 4/1/19 sounds like mine - in my head (I can never think of the things to say when I review)! Everything she said is what I love about all of Tracy’s books. I feel like I’m living the story when I read one of Tracy's books. This one is one of my favorites!
The story of Daniel and Catrin unfolds In Degree of Solitude. Daniel was shot in the face during a family rescue in Algeria and is left disfigured. He decides to cut all ties with Catrin and moves to a remote village. Catrin travels to Wales in a last ditch effort to resolve their differences. Will they be able to move forward together? This was another great book by Tracy. The characters were complex and the book also included a bit of murder and mystery. What more could you want in a book!
This was an emotional read on so many levels and another well written and absorbing story from the supremely talented Tracy Cooper-Posey!
The main characters in this novel are two intelligent, private and secretive authors Daniel and Catrin who despite their love for each other, time and circumstances for them to be together are never right. When Daniel suffers horrific and painful facial scarring and isolates himself from the great family in a remote house in Wales, Catrin makes the brave decision to go to Wales for one last attempt at a relationship with him.
This book had it all, murder, mystery, unresolved love with well crafted characters that come alive in this engaging series... I would recommend this book to any readers who enjoys a well written historical romance.
This book is part of the Scandalous Scions series but can be read as a standalone story.
This is the 9th book of the Scandalous Scions Series. This is the story of Catrin and Daniel. As Tracy has done with the rest of the series; she has brought the story to life . To not become confused , it is best to read this series from the beginning. This is not just to read the series, but to understand the stryline and the interaction of the characters within the large family of this story. You will not be disappointed.
This is a brilliant story of the journey of the relationship between Catrin and Daniel. Daniel is wounded and is in constant pain from his disfiguring facial wound. He moves to a remote area of Wales to stay away from friends and family. Catrin invades the household and begins to put basic matters to right – buying coal, hiring more staff.
Catrin does not fit the traditional role of a woman in early England. She is highly intelligent but cannot own land or write contracts. Society will not permit it. The reader is brought into this earlier time and feels as though they are there. Add in a brutal death and some additional secrets and you will be on the edge of your seat till the last page is turned.
One of the best series I have ever read.
There are great characters throughout the book but especially the romantic leads.
Tortured hero = Check.
Smart, self-educated and thoughtful heroine = Heck yes!
There's hot and sexy chemistry but the novel isn't swamped by sex scenes although I enjoyed their foreplay and hints at a deeper connection .
These well-liked characters get the ultimate climax (pun intended) they deserve with a delightfully happy ending which gave me warm fuzzy feelings.
This novel has one of those special turning-point moments in the relationship where my breath held with delight (aka a pulse-pause moment!) and where I got the feeling that things were on the improve for the main characters.
It's an exciting story with undercurrents of unsavoury goings-on after there is a murder discovered nearby. Edge-of-your-seat suspense builds for the mysterious aspects of the murder as well as the strong romance thread.
There are hints of hidden layers of the characters past interactions which are revealed slowly throughout the book in parallel with their new relationship.
This is a welcome addition to one of my favourite series EVER with such different storylines in each novel whilst the families central to the whole series is made up of such diverse and interesting characters.
I highly recommend reading in order for a richer experience, as a lot of the family we have already met in preceding novels are involved again and again.
Tracy’s attention to detail in this, and all of her stories, is what keeps bringing me back. The clothes, the houses, the issues of the day (like doctors washing their hands and instruments), attitudes (women in society), etc. are carefully, and accurately, described while immersing you in her world.
For example, I really loved the use of the carnyx. I felt like I was with the Baskervilles during this part.
The characters, the tone of the story, the attention to detail, all contribute to a wonderful book.
This is the story of Catrin and Daniel and how they overcame terrible circumstances to be together. Tracy's books are like Easter eggs, there's always a surprise inside. And what a surprise!! No spoilers, I promise ;). It never stops to amaze me how nine books into the series and the stories are still fresh. One of the things I love most is keeping up with the rest of the characters, usually you don't get that with other series. I absolutely recommend the series, worth your time!
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