Penniless when she arrives in Norfolk, her mother and father drowned at sea, Raine Brinsley longs to return home to her grandfather in Maine. When Derek Stafford, owner of an affluent manor, offers a solution to her dilemma, Raine is stunned, and outraged. She agrees to fulfill the contract to bear his child, and vows to dispel every memory of the cad from her mind. Will her traitorous heart listen?
Derek’s only goal in life is to father an heir for Stafford House to secure his future. But the exquisite Scottish Lass arrives at the manor and interferes with his best-laid plans, and his heart. After one night in her arms, guilt, and the loss of his soul become his penance. He’ll do anything to win her love, anything to quench his tormenting hunger.
Sojourn with a Stranger is captivating and spellbinding. I loved it from beginning to end. Not a typical love story and so very enchanting. Derek and Raine are character that will stand the test of time. A man struggling to find his way in a world where the family name is above honor and a woman whose pride will not be denied. They meld together effortlessly. Keta Diablo is by far among the best romantic historical novelists of our time. You will get lost in the pages of this enthralling tale!
It was not my plan to read this book this weekend. I already have a list to read in line with my current challenges. I opened it to look through as I do with any new book. I choose a page and start reading just to get a feel for it.
Well that was enough, I started reading an simply could not stop. If you have read my more recent reviews this is not an easy feat. I am very particular about books I will stamp my stars on, but this is going on the shelf of favorites and must reads.
It is listed as an erotic romance, when to me is annoying, as the erotic romance so many time gets a bad rap. Many see erotic and think that is pages of unadulterated sex that borders just on this side of pornography. It is wonderful books like Sojourn with a Stranger that are overlooked due to the stigma of this label.
Keta Diablo has proven time and again that she is a very gifted storyteller and should be ranked amongst those who grace the bookshelves of all those who love to read.