The Cost of Love

4 books in series
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The Cost of Love Boxed Set: Books 1-3 Publisher's Summary

"Carr's attention to emotional detail, be it the caustic dialogue of the antagonists or the tender interactions between the lovers, is certain to resonate with readers." (BookLife Prize Judge)

"This well-told historical romance is intense and powerful." (Publishers Weekly)  

This boxed set contains the first 3 books in the Cost of Love series! 

The Cost of Hope - Book 1 

What can a former slave without a penny to her name and no memory beyond the last five years ask from life? Soleil has no delusions of living a grand life. Or even a happy one for that matter. The only thing she wants is safety for her daughter. But when even that seems impossible she takes matters into her own hands. Only life has a different plan, sending her into the arms of a handsome plantation owner. The strangest part is, he claims to already love her. 

Alexander Cummings had long ago accepted that love was lost to him. After picking up the pieces of his broken heart, he threw himself into the duties of owning one of the largest plantations in Elba, Alabama. But life shows him mercy when the woman he thought he lost appears back in his life as if conjured from his deepest desires. Only she returns far from the same and with secrets he never imagined. As society threatens, and lives could be lost, only together can they both get what they want. But neither will come out unscathed and they must ask themselves, is the cost of love to high? 

The Cost of Atonement - Book 2 

Can’t a lady dedicate her life to serving others without the encumbrance of a husband? A year ago, Virginia’s closest friend was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Since, then she has dedicated her life to the abolitionist efforts and fighting for change in America. But when an opportunity to be a Conductor comes wrapped in the condition of marriage, Virginia finds herself giving in to the one thing she swore she’d never do- after all, even if society frowns upon it, separation is always an option. Only, as time goes on, she finds the though of leaving the marriage less and less appealing.... 

Charles remembered her the moment he saw her. The feisty young woman who had demanded he dance with her at a party the year before. Only now she wants nothing to do with him. That is, until she realizes he can make an opportunity she’s dying to have a reality. Yes, he is allowing her to use him, but Charles has plans of his own- which don’t include letting her go. In the midst of a country immersed in Civil War, can two people entangled in a marriage of convenience find the grace and forgiveness needed for real love?

The Cost of Rebellion - Book 3 

Hope Cummings had no interest in the ordinary life of a proper English lady, no matter how much her mother wished she would. Milling about London attending balls and visiting with high born ladies who though more highly of themselves than they ought, held no appeal. She'd rather be sailing the majestic ocean with her father and brother or embarking on adventures. Anything other than preparing for the inevitable fate of being a wife and mother. The answer to that wish comes sooner than she expects, in a form she never saw coming. Shaeen Almasi came to London with one thing in mind. Revenge. Only nothing goes according to plan. Wounded and trying to make his way back to his ship, he receives aid from a stunning young woman.

©2019 Gabrielle Brown (P)2020 Gabrielle Brown
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