The Bladesmith

First Published: February 2018
Published By: Melinda Hammond

1745: John Steel takes a consignment of swords to Warenford Keep on the wild Northumberland coast. He suspects that the swords are destined for the rebel army of Charles Edward Stuart, but matters are complicated by his growing attraction to Katherine Ellingham, daughter of a known Jacobite and betrothed to the powerful Lord Warenford.

With Carlisle in the hands of the Jacobites, and government troops patrolling Northumberland, John makes a desperate bid to retrieve the swords from the Keep before his family is implicated in the uprising, but can he succeed, and protect Katherine and her family at the same time?

A tale of high adventure in the turbulent days of the Jacobite Rebellion.

First published as A Bride for the Bladesmith in Intrigbues & Heartbreaks, Regency Romantics box set, 2018