The notorious swordsmen of New Orleans–charming by day, dangerous at night…
A turn of the cards makes Christien Lenoir the new owner of River’s Edge Plantation. This expert swordsman, once an orphaned bootblack, makes a daring offer. The lovely widow, Reine Cassard Pingre, along with her irresponsible father and young daughter, may remain in their home–if the lady becomes his wife.
Reine recognizes Christien as the man who saved both her and her daughter’s life some months ago. Though she is grateful for his swift action on that rainy night, and sympathetic toward his desire for a self-made family, she wants nothing to do with his proposal. One marriage was enough, especially as she is still hounded by rumors that she may have arranged her husband’s death. Yet where will she and her family go if she doesn’t agree?
But dangerous events swirl around the coming wedding. It becomes clear that the protection of the deadly sword master known as The Falcon may be exactly what Reine needs. Yet the secret Christien harbors, and those buried at River’s Edge, may send him away forever.
Look for all the re-releases in the Masters At Arms series:
Book 1: CHALLENGE TO HONOR
Book 2: DAWN ENCOUNTER
Book 3: ROGUE’S SALUTE
Book 4: GUARDED HEART
Book 5: GALLANT MATCH
Book 6: TRIUMPH IN ARMS
Each book may be fully enjoyed as a standalone read. The above reading order is simply recommended for the series chronology.