“The Pawn” by Nancy Minnis Damato is a story about a young girl named Josefina who trusted Francois DucLafevre’s word that if she would give him an heir then she would be free to marry her true love Jacob. Three months into her being pregnant she realizes that Francois has no plans to honor his side of the agreement.
When she tells her father, he throws her out. She must now protect and provide for her child as her brother wants her dead and she doesn’t want Francois to know about the child’s whereabouts. Will she be able to avoid the powerful men that seek her?
Although Ms. Damato gives a lot of detail to her characters, I felt the story was very slow in the beginning and middle, but toward the end of the book it took off like a rocket. Since this is a part of a series I look forward to reading the next one that will hopefully tell us what happens when she tries to reconnect with her estranged daughter. Overall I thought this was a decent book to read as I love reading period romances.
Carol A. Langstroth, Manager
Mind Fog Reviews