Barbara fears she's fallen in love with the elegant Englishman who ordered the Scottish rebel she had loved to be hanged....
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Shadowed Love Reviews
To say to you that Shadowed Love was rough is an understatement. It was an angry story with moments bordering on depressing. Various characters spewed hatred, stumbled in an alcohol-infused fog or were simply killed. Solving the mystery of The Ghost of Archie Gilroy -the original title of this story- is the settling event. Gilroy, a Scotsman, was branded a traitor by his countrymen. When he returned for the last time to his sweetheart, Barbara Balwhidder, an unknown person revealed his whereabouts. He was caught and hung. Two years later, Barbara is engaged to an angry schoolteacher but still in love with Archie's ghost. Then the Englishman, James Hamlin, came to visit his older sister and he starts to investigate. The question at this point was 'Why?'. Someone was on a mission to stop him from solving this historical who-done-it. Hamlin was confronted by a deadly cocktail of covetousness, jealousy and treachery that threatened to destroy both him and others. This was the fifth historical romance I have read by Paula Allardyce aka Ursula Torday. I enjoyed The Rebel Lover and Octavia but I cannot recommend this fuming diatribe. From the get-go, there was abusive name-calling (view spoiler)[bitch, whore, slut, bastard (hide spoiler)] and it threw a damper on any romantic element. The main protagonists ran hot and cold. I cared for neither of them. The few bursts of love were unbelievable. I kept hoping this Georgian-era fiction would improve but it didn't. So why two stars instead of one? Because Ms. Allardyce kept me engaged. I assumed I knew who was the real traitor and I was right and wrong.The author has written better.~~~~~On a secondary note, most of Ms. Torday's books are ridiculously expensive no matter what pseudonym she is using. Instead, go to openlibrary.org, a free website, and enter the name, Charity Blackstock under 'author'. For some reason all of her stories are listed under that one name. There aren't a lot but you might find one that interests you. *Just remember that many of her stories had an original title and were reissued with another.*
I read the original published as Ghost of Archie Gilroy.