BOOK BY: Erica Vetsch
What an absolute thrill to have read this book!
There are so many things I loved about this story, that if I started listing them all I might as well copy and paste the text. Erica Vetsch has done a fantastic job with her first full-length regency novel and I look forward to reading the rest of the series, which sadly won’t be out for some time.
Our hero is an honorable and upstanding guy that the reader can’t help but to love him right from the start. He’s been injured in a fight against Napolean, but he can’t remember what he did or why everyone is treating him like a hero. He suffers in silence for much of the story, but despite this, his compassion and concern for others shines.
Our heroine will do everything to protect her orphaned nephew from the fate her father, the duke of Seaton would inflict on him. As many regency stories, we find our heroine being forced into an arranged marriage and trying to keep secrets of her own. She is noble and the perfect match for our hero.
Enter the Prince Regent. Perhaps the most colourful cast member of all, he is the reason our hero and heroine end up crossing paths. Without him, our story would not be the funny, bizarre and unpredictable one it is. I loved him and the ripple effect he left behind.
There are cast members to loathe and ones to adore, and each play a significant role in propelling the story forward. Without any one of them, the story would fall flat. Erica Vetsch has done a beautiful job of weaving each character’s role throughout the pages of The Lost Lieutenant.
The spiritual thread is subtle throughout much of the story, but strong in others and contributes to the character development of our hero. It’s no wonder he’s the kind of guy he is.
If you love regency stories with romance, intrigue and heart racing drama, you will love The Lost Lieutenant.