Shame the Devil
England, 1643. The Civil War has created a great divide between those who support King Charles and those who oppose him. After his father is captured and the family is taken into indentured servitude, Colin must find a way to get vengeance. Winner of the Chanticleer Best Book Award and the First Place Chaucer Award for Historical Fiction.
England, 1643. The Civil War has created a great divide between those who support King Charles and those who oppose him. Young Scot Colin Blackburne finds himself caught in the middle when he witnesses Parliamentarians murder his mother because of his father’s allegiance to the king. As further punishment, the family is sent to Yorkshire as indentured servants.
Colin vows to take up arms for the king and seek vengeance against the men who killed his mother. The only bright spot in his life is his unexpected—and forbidden—friendship with his master’s daughter, Emma Hardcastle.
With her father constantly away on campaign and her mother plagued by madness, Emma is drawn to Colin and his brother, Roddy. She introduces them to their troubled neighbor Alston Egerton, who has a clandestine relationship with Stephen Kitts, the soldier out for Colin’s blood.
As they all become entangled in a twisted web of love, jealousy, desire, and betrayal, the war rages on around them. Resentful at being forced into servitude and forbidden from being with the woman he loves, Colin puts his plan for vengeance into motion, though it will have disastrous consequences for all of them.