A tale of heartbreak, courage, and true love.

Cumberland, 1812. Kitty Otis lost her mother to pneumonia on the verge of her seventeenth birthday. Her father did not take his wife’s passing well and was disabled by apoplexy only six months later. Kitty becomes her father’s caretaker and shoulders all the responsibilities of adulthood. Whilst her dreams of a London come-out fade, Kitty sets out to rebuild her life.

We follow Kitty’s adventures and that of her best friend, Marianne, as they navigate the perilous path to adulthood. As Kitty attempts to strike a delicate balance between society’s dictates, the wishes of her beloved family, and her own heart’s desire, only one thing is certain; when all is said and done, someone’s heart will be broken. Kitty can only hope that it’s not hers.

From an exciting new voice in historical women’s fiction comes a tale of love, loss, and reinvention set in Regency England.

Dauntless Hearts tackles difficult themes such as grief, bigotry, and balance between family loyalty and personal desire without overwhelming the romance or undermining the wit and occasional laugh out loud humor. Kitty Otis is such an intelligent and well-written heroine that the reader roots for her from the first page to the last. A heartwarming book in which history and fiction merge seamlessly; Dauntless Hearts is a must-read for fans of Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters.

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