Best-selling inspirational author T. Davis Bunn is well known for his collaboration with Janette Oke on the Christy Award-winning Song of Acadia series. Coauthored with his wife Isabella, The Solitary Envoy begins the glorious Heirs of Acadia series of historical novels set in the early days of the American Republic. Erica Langston's comfortable life in Georgetown is threatened when the British invade. Soon she must begin a journey that will change her life forever.
Although betrothed to a wealthy Venetian, 17-year-old Serafina falls for her art tutor, Luca. When this infatuation is discovered, she becomes a prisoner in her own home. But as her family sails to America in 1832, she jumps ship in Portsmouth, England. While working as a chambermaid, Serafina meets sea captain John Falconer, a man on a dangerous mission. As their lives intertwine, can genuine faith and selfless love shield them from the menace of evil forces?
Set in 1824, The Innocent Libertine follows the further adventures of Abigail Aldridge, who first appeared in the first book in the Heirs of Acadia series, The Solitary Envoy. Eager to minister to the poor, well-bred Abigail ignores her parents' warnings and ventures into the slums of London. But instead of gaining converts, she causes a scandal when she ventures into a seedy theater. To save the family honor, Abigail is sent to relatives in America.
It is 1834. Former runaway Serafina Gavi has grown very close to her godly friend, John Falconer. When her parents, with whom she lives in Washington, D.C., declare Falconer an unsuitable match, she tearfully informs him. But after these aristocrats witness the nobility of Falconer's character and his unflinching courage, they ask him how they can possibly repay his kindness. And then a dangerous secret mission takes Falconer far away to a world of glittering gold and elusive emancipation.