Karen’s Killer Book Bench: THE RELUCTANT HEIR, Chronicles of the Hudson River Valley Book Two by Jean Jacobsen

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Chronicles of the Hudson River Valley Book Two


Opportunity. Betrayal. Love.
New York, 1830

After tragedy strikes his family, Liam Granger, once simply considered the spare heir, is given a choice–marry a proper society chit, or travel to America and oversee the family’s holdings. Seeking adventure and opportunity, he chooses to return to the land of his birth. Shortly after arriving, he discovers a devious scheme and is forced to flee Boston for New York. Injured and seeking asylum, Liam meets Erin, the only woman who has ever stirred both his intellect and his passions.

A bloodied, bruised, and hunted man was the last thing hardworking inn keeper Erin Baldwin expected to find in her courtyard. Although circumstances urged her to send Liam packing, the way her beloved dog Jack took to him convinced her to give him sanctuary. She discovers a kindred soul, and is soon fighting a powerful attraction to this impossibly handsome man. As she grows closer she wonders, what are his true intentions?

The discovery of a secret document brings Liam and Erin closer and enables them to embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Will they be partners until they reap their rewards, or is their partnership meant to last a lifetime?

The Reluctant Heir is an American historical romance set in New York’s Hudson River Valley in the 1830’s. If you like strong female characters, roguish heroes, and 19th Century adventure tales, you’ll love Jean Jacobsen’s latest novel.


Chronicles of the Hudson River Valley Book Two


1822 Mt. Pleasant, NY

The river has secrets.

From time to time, she has been known to share.

The cold water of the Hudson River lapped at Samuel Baldwin’s feet as he dug for clams. Piles of driftwood and debris along the shoreline, left by recent storms, made the bubbles of his prey difficult to see. In among the rubble, he spotted an oiled canvas bag. Upon retrieving the heavy bag, he released the bindings and withdrew the contents. To his utter shock, Samuel gazed upon the family Bible of Captain Kidd and one half of a treasure map.

Meet Author Jean Jacobsen…

Jean writes American historical romance, sweet with a sprinkle of spice, strong female characters, roguish heroes, and 19th Century adventure tales.

She is a lover of exquisite chocolate, bold coffee, fragrant flowers and amazing food.

When she isn’t writing or cooking you’ll find her enjoying popcorn, movies, and grandchildren.

Jean lives in Colorado with her husband whose motto is “Eat More Pie”.


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The Reluctant Heir can be found on Amazon at http://geni.us/Gw0r


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Thanks, Jean, for sharing your book with us!

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6 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: THE RELUCTANT HEIR, Chronicles of the Hudson River Valley Book Two by Jean Jacobsen

  1. Eileen AW says:

    Good Morning Jean and Karen. Jean your book sounds intriguing. Thank you for sharing your book with us.

  2. Docter says:

    Good morning, Jean, and welcome to Karen’s Killer Book Bench. I love this period and am looking forward to your story taking place in America. Thanks for sharing your new release with us today!

    • Hi Karen, Thanks for having me on your blog.
      I received a brand-spanking new, out of the box computer for my birthday and Microsoft had me tied all up in knots over one thing and another when I tried to link my phone to the new computer. ARGG
      All better now, whew…

  3. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Although not my cuppa, this is an interesting premise. Those who read historical stories will enjoy this!
    Nice to meet you, Jean!
    Thanks Karen!

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