Real People. Real Conflict. Real Romance.
in the style of Jane Austen
An Enchantress Novel Book 4
The Colonel and The Enchantress
by Paullett Golden
(only available in steamy edition)
From the ashes of war, love rises.
Lady Mary Mowbrah, daughter of a duke, fell in love with a man beneath her station. When he leaves for war, determined to earn her hand as a hero, she promises to wait for him, never dreaming the man who returns will be different from the man who left.
Colonel Duncan Starrett returns from war with honors, accolades, and a debilitating injury. As much as he still loves Lady Mary, he fears a future between them is now impossible.
This is the love story of Mary and Duncan as they forge a future from the shadows of the past.
Closed-Door Romance: Sensual flirtation between married couple, light kissing, subtle references to marital intimacy, clean language
Themes & Triggers: Post traumatic stress disorder, physical disabilities, paraplegia, mental and physical trauma
Tropes: Wounded Hero, Military, Class Difference, First Love, Second Chance, Child as Supporting Character, Equestrianism
Romance Genre: Drama
"This is one of the best books I’ve read EVER! It made me smile, it made me laugh, it made me angry and then it made me very happy. Duncan and Mary are beautifully drawn. Both have flaws that come with consequences and both have strengths that hold them together. What’s so satisfying about this love story is that it feels real. There are no points in the plot where anything feels forced or contrived. The love between Duncan and Mary, the arguments they have, the moments they make up, all flow naturally.... Overall, this is a book I would definitely read again, and that I recommend to anyone who loves a good period romance."
"If you are looking for a wonderful book that will make you smile, cry, and laugh all while warming your heart and letting you fall in love with the most amazing main characters you’ll ever read, this is the book for you. In addition to the story itself, there is an outstanding prologue and epilogue that really starts and finishes the book perfectly. The author has a writing style and word choices that put you right in the scene. This book just resonated with me and I can’t wait to have the time to read it again."
"There are so many layers to the characters in The Colonel and The Enchantress, that it’s more complex than just two people in love needing to find common ground. There are many obstacles to overcome for Mary and Duncan, and their journey was very compelling, and often painful. The Colonel and The Enchantress is a book that grabs your attention and takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions. I recommend it for readers who prefer their romance with plenty of drama, knowing that there is a happy ending, but the path getting there is far from easy."
"Fair warning: Golden tackles the heavy topic of PTSD. If you are looking for a sweet, reunion romance featuring a strong, doggedly-determined heroine along with her handsome, bullheaded hero then definitely give this book a chance."
"Paullett Golden isn’t afraid to weave complex family matters into her historical romance. The author’s strong points are her ability to reveal the vulnerability of her characters while showing you how they work through their differences. This novel heralds the men that represent honor and bravery while showing a humbleness rarely seen. The women are strong and resourceful, yet know what they want. I look forward to reading more from Golden; she is an author that shows great promise in the historical romance genre."
"The characters were endearing, the writing style smooth and sophisticated, and the premise intriguing: A couple had to reconcile who they had become with who they used to be—and also with who they had wanted to become. Oh, and the humor! There was some great humor here."
-Danielle of No Apology Book Reviews