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Betrayal by his cousin and the woman he loved may have made Rand Wheatly crave solitude, but his heart isn’t as hard as he likes to pretend. When he discovers that the squatters in his house include sick and injured children, he lets them stay. Meggy Campeau is harboring a secret, but she’ll do whatever it takes to keep her children safe. It doesn’t take long for Rand to se Betrayal by his cousin and the woman he loved may have made Rand Wheatly crave solitude, but his heart isn’t as hard as he likes to pretend. When he discovers that the squatters in his house include sick and injured children, he lets them stay. Meggy Campeau is harboring a secret, but she’ll do whatever it takes to keep her children safe. It doesn’t take long for Rand to see why Meggy is on the run; it takes longer for him to trust. Now she’s gone again. And time is running out for him to save them all.


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Betrayal by his cousin and the woman he loved may have made Rand Wheatly crave solitude, but his heart isn’t as hard as he likes to pretend. When he discovers that the squatters in his house include sick and injured children, he lets them stay. Meggy Campeau is harboring a secret, but she’ll do whatever it takes to keep her children safe. It doesn’t take long for Rand to se Betrayal by his cousin and the woman he loved may have made Rand Wheatly crave solitude, but his heart isn’t as hard as he likes to pretend. When he discovers that the squatters in his house include sick and injured children, he lets them stay. Meggy Campeau is harboring a secret, but she’ll do whatever it takes to keep her children safe. It doesn’t take long for Rand to see why Meggy is on the run; it takes longer for him to trust. Now she’s gone again. And time is running out for him to save them all.

30 review for The Renegade Wife

  1. 5 out of 5

    Regan Walker

    Abused Wife Finds Healing Love Set in Upper Canada and England beginning in November 1832, this is the story of Meggy Campeau, who is fleeing an abusive husband with her two small children at the onset of winter in an attempt to find her Ojibwa grandmother when she happens upon a vacant house in the woods. Rand Wheatly is from an aristocratic English family but he likes living alone away from people. He is away when Meggy moves in with her children. He begins as a curmudgeon, outraged Meggy has ta Abused Wife Finds Healing Love Set in Upper Canada and England beginning in November 1832, this is the story of Meggy Campeau, who is fleeing an abusive husband with her two small children at the onset of winter in an attempt to find her Ojibwa grandmother when she happens upon a vacant house in the woods. Rand Wheatly is from an aristocratic English family but he likes living alone away from people. He is away when Meggy moves in with her children. He begins as a curmudgeon, outraged Meggy has taken over his home, but soon softens to her two children and allows them to stay. Meggy’s husband is a mean one and he shows up repeatedly to heap physical abuse on her and her son. But Rand is bent on protecting her and enlists the help of his family in London to do so. A well written story with a dark side given the physical abuse presented in realistic and vivid descriptions. The abuse leaves scars on Meggy that Rand’s persistent care and love eventually heals. Note: This book is related to Warfield’s other stories and some characters overlap.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Barbara Rogers

    Series: Children of the Empire #1 Publication Date: 10/12/16 This book sucked me in from the first word on the first page and it is still holding me hostage. The characters are so well defined, even the villains, that you feel you know everything there is to know about them. Some of them you want to hug and keep near and others you want to help them fall in a hole that they can never crawl out of. I loved Meggy and the kids and Rand is just wonderful. His transformation from gruff, reclusive curmu Series: Children of the Empire #1 Publication Date: 10/12/16 This book sucked me in from the first word on the first page and it is still holding me hostage. The characters are so well defined, even the villains, that you feel you know everything there is to know about them. Some of them you want to hug and keep near and others you want to help them fall in a hole that they can never crawl out of. I loved Meggy and the kids and Rand is just wonderful. His transformation from gruff, reclusive curmudgeon to open, honest and loving is a wonderful thing to see. Meggy has lived in hell for ten years. She never thought it would be that way. How could she have misjudged the man she married so badly? Now, it isn’t just Meggy he is beating, abusing, and battering, he’s started on their children and she can’t have that. This last time, he broke Drew’s arm – just pulled it up behind his back and snapped it – all because sweet little Drew tried to save his mother. Then, he grabbed tiny little Lena up by her ankles and held her above the floor and threatened to drop her on her head. Meggy and the children head out as soon as they can get away – but it is the beginning of winter in Canada and they are on foot. Where is she running to? She’s going to try to find her Ojibwa grandmother but has no idea where she is. Lena caught a fever and Meggy has luckily stumbled upon a cabin in the woods. Nobody is home and from some talk she overheard on the trail, the owner won’t be back for several days. She’s a highly moral person, but she has no choice, she simply has to get Lena inside so she can nurse her. She’ll only stay for a day or two – just until she can get Lena’s fever to break. Rand Wheatley has had many hurts and disappointments in his life. He’d finally had enough when his cousin who is a Duke stole the woman that Rand loved and wanted to marry. So, he packed up his belongings and moved to Canada and he never intended to return to England. In the six years he’s been in Canada, he has grown his own holdings and has also purchased many acres in partnership with his brother-in-law. Rand doesn’t want anybody’s company, he lives alone and he likes it that way. When Rand arrives home, he finds squatters in his home and he is furious. He flings Meggy out the door and doesn’t believe she’s there with her children. He thinks she’s there to steal from him, to trick him – after all – women absolutely cannot be trusted. Then, he sees a young boy and realizes there are children here. He then finds out one of them is very ill. Meggy is banging on the door to get back in to get her children. Rand is determined that they should leave – he doesn’t want them invading his home – but – they can leave tomorrow – when it is light. That scenario goes on for days – and turns into weeks. She tells Rand their story and he’s determined to help her find her grandmother, but when the worst happens and her abusive husband finds them, Rand realizes what they have come to mean to him. Then, the real action begins. Rand chases them all the way to England – he’ll do whatever it takes to save them. The story will keep your emotions high and your mind engaged. There are so many ups and downs to Meggy’s situation. She and the children face so much danger. I just felt like I was on a rollercoaster ride – never knowing which way it would turn next or what new danger it would bring. The only thing wrong with this story was that it ended and I didn’t want it to. I wanted to travel back to Canada with them. I wanted to know if Rand started his sawmill and if he did was it successful. I wanted to know if he put Douglas Gibb out of business. I wanted to know if Rand and Meggy had children and, if so, how many. I just wasn’t through with this wonderful story and wanted more! Oh! It was a full book – I just wanted more. I highly recommend this book and the entire series. This author never disappoints. Please check out my reviews at: Blog: https://flippinpages.blog/ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/flippinpages... Twitter: https://twitter.com/FlippinPagesRev Twitter: https://twitter.com/BarbBookReview

  3. 4 out of 5

    A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)

    *Book source ~ Kindlke Lending Library Rand Wheatly comes home from a business trip to find a woman and her two children have taken up residence. While he would love nothing more than to throw them out, he realizes that with one child injured and one sick and winter just starting, he’d be sending them out to their deaths. So, he reluctantly lets them stay. Meggy Campeau hates that she had to take shelter inside a stranger’s home, but the welfare of her children are more important than her pride o *Book source ~ Kindlke Lending Library Rand Wheatly comes home from a business trip to find a woman and her two children have taken up residence. While he would love nothing more than to throw them out, he realizes that with one child injured and one sick and winter just starting, he’d be sending them out to their deaths. So, he reluctantly lets them stay. Meggy Campeau hates that she had to take shelter inside a stranger’s home, but the welfare of her children are more important than her pride or her ideals. She understands the owner of the pretty home is mad at their break in, but she’s done her best not to disturb anything except what is needed to tend her children. Rand and Meggy form an uneasy alliance, but when her husband comes looking for them, the shit hits the fan. Set in 1832 in Canada and England, this story really brings home the plight of women when they are married to an abusive asshole. Women have no rights and Meggy’s plight showcases that painfully. The story is heartfelt, full of action, and is quite the read. The reason I scored it low (if 3 is low) is because I just couldn’t make myself like Rand. I tried. I really did. But I just couldn’t stand him. Don’t let that stop you though. You’ll probably love him. Or at least like him. In any case, the story is worth the read whatever you think of him. The ending sets up another book in this world and I’m looking forward to getting my hot little hands on it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jude Knight

    I love Caroline’s writing, and was not at all surprised when her Dangerous Secrets won a RONE in this year’s awards. I’ve read each of the Dangerous books, thrilled with their heroine, and fallen in love with their hero. This is the best yet. Her writing is superb, and her characters are hugely likable (except for Blair and his offsider, who are not). I particularly enjoyed the double vision effect at the beginning: Rand as cat rescuer and altogether nice fellow vs Rand as scary monster. No spoile I love Caroline’s writing, and was not at all surprised when her Dangerous Secrets won a RONE in this year’s awards. I’ve read each of the Dangerous books, thrilled with their heroine, and fallen in love with their hero. This is the best yet. Her writing is superb, and her characters are hugely likable (except for Blair and his offsider, who are not). I particularly enjoyed the double vision effect at the beginning: Rand as cat rescuer and altogether nice fellow vs Rand as scary monster. No spoilers, but suffice to say that Meggy would do anything to protect her children. And with a husband like Blair, they need protection. And Rand is heart-sore and hiding out in the woods, avoiding all people. But the children and then the woman herself get under his defenses. Can these two damaged souls heal one another? Not if Blair has anything to do with it. And then there is Charles. Charles is Rand’s cousin; the one that Rand hates even as he loves him. To save Meggy, Charles and Rand have to work together. Charles is every kind of darling, and deserves the happiest of endings. I can barely wait for his book, which is the third of the new series. I was privileged to receive a beta copy of this book, and am thrilled to have received my purchased copy so I can read it again.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Patricia Wissore

    In this story of Rand and Meggy, I wasn't sure how the author was going to get a happy ending for couple. She's married to an abusive husband who hurts not only her, but his own children. He's got issues about a past love that he has to work through to be able to save not only himself, but Meggy! Loved how the H/h were able to get the HEA in the end. Heartbreaking to read all she went through to save her family. Sad part is, things like this actually happened in the past and continue to happen t In this story of Rand and Meggy, I wasn't sure how the author was going to get a happy ending for couple. She's married to an abusive husband who hurts not only her, but his own children. He's got issues about a past love that he has to work through to be able to save not only himself, but Meggy! Loved how the H/h were able to get the HEA in the end. Heartbreaking to read all she went through to save her family. Sad part is, things like this actually happened in the past and continue to happen to this day. The author did a great job on portraying the "real life" and yet softening the story so that the book remained upbeat. Wonderfully written!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Maggie Whitworth

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 💋 This book was one of those that brought me to tears and laughter I was so enthralled by the writing, descriptions of Canada, and England . The places the family lived and the experiences they had , good and bad . It’s a book I’m so glad I read , I felt so much for our heroine, and she really was a heroine, my feelings for her husband cannot be put to print . But that’s what makes this book great . Can’t wait to read the next one

  7. 5 out of 5

    Barbara "Cookie" Serfaty Williams

    The Renegade Wife (Children of Empire Book 1) The love story of Rand and Meggy. Meggy and her children are on the run from her abusive military husband. Have thing she has found the perfect place to hide, the cabin of Rand, a English novel who is away. When he return she hope he will not thought her out. Now her husband has found her. Can Rand save Meggy or will she and the children be lost forever?

  8. 4 out of 5

    Candace N

    This is the first book I have read by Caroline Warfield and it utterly destroyed me! I ugly cried. There are many sensitive subjects and they were perfectly executed. The writing was wonderful and I  connected to Rand, Meggy, the kids and Charles on such a deep level. The story flowed nicely for the most part.  If you are looking for a book that reaches you emotionally, this is the one!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Crystal

    If you like an emotional historical romance oh do I have a book for you, The Renegade Wife by Caroline Warfield. I seriously could not put this book down. I found myself engrossed in the story line from the beginning and only more mesmerized as I read on. Meggy Blair is the type of women that I could not help but admire. This lady will do anything to protect her children. She loves them with all of her heart. She is trying to hard to be independent and not fear for her life and her children's li If you like an emotional historical romance oh do I have a book for you, The Renegade Wife by Caroline Warfield. I seriously could not put this book down. I found myself engrossed in the story line from the beginning and only more mesmerized as I read on. Meggy Blair is the type of women that I could not help but admire. This lady will do anything to protect her children. She loves them with all of her heart. She is trying to hard to be independent and not fear for her life and her children's life. Just when I think things are working out for her then something else happens. This poor women and her kids go through the mill. That she is able to get through all the trauma, drama, and horrible experiences and yet be a wonderful mother is amazing. Rand Wheatly has an incredibly rough exterior but is a complete softy on the inside. He doesn't expect to find Meggy and her children in his home when he returns from a business trip. He doesn't expect to care what happens to them either. He does though oh my he does. Meggy's kids are adorable and so smart. They know what to do in many situations they should not have to endure. When they get the chance to meet other children they adjust well and fit in fine. I love stories with children because it adds so much to the story line when young one's are included. When the going gets tough Rand is ready to fight for this family. Rand, Meggy and the kids go through a lot in this story. I cried through the emotional moments, I smiled through the sweet scenes, and sat with bated breath through the dramatic moments. I truly could not put this book down. I had to see what could possibly go wrong next and how Meggy and Rand were going to make it through their next dangerous event. I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful story. This is book one in the Children of Empire series. I can not wait to see what Ms. Warfield may have in store for us lucky readers next. I know I will be anxiously awaiting her next release. I was given the opportunity to read this wonderful story and it has been my pleasure to share my thoughts with you.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Dee Deacon Foster

    Known in the Canadian wilds as “the man who guards his privacy fiercely and drives away intruders” suits Rand Wheatly. He’s a man with a hardened heart who has been shattered by betrayal and desires solitude and isolation. All of that comes to a screeching halt when his home is invaded and he’s hard put to remove the intruders from his home. As the days turn into weeks, as sure as the snow melts so does the wall Rand has built around his heart. At one time Meggy Blair loved her husband; now only Known in the Canadian wilds as “the man who guards his privacy fiercely and drives away intruders” suits Rand Wheatly. He’s a man with a hardened heart who has been shattered by betrayal and desires solitude and isolation. All of that comes to a screeching halt when his home is invaded and he’s hard put to remove the intruders from his home. As the days turn into weeks, as sure as the snow melts so does the wall Rand has built around his heart. At one time Meggy Blair loved her husband; now only thoughts of getting her children to safety fill her mind. Finding a stranger’s cabin empty she takes refuge there while trying to heal a sick child only to be confronted by the surly stranger. Confusion reigns as he demands she leave only to see a tender side when he’s dealing with her children. As time continues Meggy soon finds that her troubles have found her only this time she flees back to her own personal hell in hopes of protecting the surly stranger she has come to admire. When Meggy’s troubles find her can Rand find it within himself to separate her from the betrayal of his past? Can Meggy separate Rand from the hell she’s been living in and see him as his own man? Two tortured souls trying to make their way to each other despite the horrors thrown in their path. Add in evil, a well-meaning family and a rift between cousins in dire need of mending and you have Caroline Warfield’s outstanding story. Ms. Warfield’s writing is such I could feel the terror Meggy felt and the fury and helplessness that Rand dealt with. Little hints given make me anxious to read what comes in the next story.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Heather Osborne

    Reviewed on behalf of Readers' Favorite The Renegade Wife by Caroline Warfield is a historical romance novel which takes the reader from the wilds of Canada to London society and back. Rand Wheatly wishes for nothing more than the sanctity of his cabin in the wilds of Canada, fleeing from a failed relationship and family betrayal. However, when he arrives, he finds a woman and her two children have taken up residence. At first, Rand is livid, demanding they leave immediately, but he soon softens Reviewed on behalf of Readers' Favorite The Renegade Wife by Caroline Warfield is a historical romance novel which takes the reader from the wilds of Canada to London society and back. Rand Wheatly wishes for nothing more than the sanctity of his cabin in the wilds of Canada, fleeing from a failed relationship and family betrayal. However, when he arrives, he finds a woman and her two children have taken up residence. At first, Rand is livid, demanding they leave immediately, but he soon softens to Meggy Blair and her renegade family. As time passes, Rand learns of the reasons why Meggy fled her husband, and resolves to help the little family, however he can. Yet, with a brutish Scottish soldier on their tail, Rand must return to England, and face demons of his past in order to find happiness with the woman he has come to love. Can he put his heart on the line again, not knowing what the end result might be? I certainly was not expecting some of the turns in this novel, and that is what kept me fully engaged in the story from start to finish. I appreciated Miss Warfield’s adherence to historical fact of the time, especially involving how a woman and her children were property upon marriage. It seems so antiquated to us now that a man could opening abuse his family and not face repercussions for it. Miss Warfield has carefully woven a plot around such constraints to create a beautifully written historical novel. The Renegade Wife by Caroline Warfield harkens back to the historical romance authors of old, and I will gladly look forward to the next installment in her Children of Empire series!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kelly The Sassy Book Lover

    This one is going on my all-time favorites list! It's been awhile since I was hooked on a book so much that I didn't want to put it down and I didn't want to put this one down. I loved it from page one when we meet Meggy and her children. There is a lot in this book to keep you on the edge of your seat from Rand's past and family to the battle to save Meggy and the kids. I loved the planning that went into stopping Meggy's husband and what he was involved in. They both had walls built up to prot This one is going on my all-time favorites list! It's been awhile since I was hooked on a book so much that I didn't want to put it down and I didn't want to put this one down. I loved it from page one when we meet Meggy and her children. There is a lot in this book to keep you on the edge of your seat from Rand's past and family to the battle to save Meggy and the kids. I loved the planning that went into stopping Meggy's husband and what he was involved in. They both had walls built up to protect themselves for different reasons. I didn't want this book to end. Meggy is a very strong woman that can be admired for what she does. She has been through so much and will do anything to protect her kids from their father. I loved her from the start and how she kept her head up even when she was back with her husband. When she helps Rand in the plan to stop her husband it showed how brave she was and even with what happens to her she recovers. Rand had my heart from the start when he saved Cat. He doesn't fully trust women after what happened with his family so he comes off as mean, but you can he has been hurt in the past. I loved how protective he was and how he followed them to save them and how he was with his family. He put himself at risk to save them more than once and didn't push things. Ran's family sounds like so much fun to be around and so do Meggy's children. I wanted to know more about his family and know what happens to little Johnny. *I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review*

  13. 5 out of 5

    Angela Withrow TheArdentReader

    Meggy Blair is running! Her daughter is ill and she has nowhere to go until she stumbles upon an empty home. Not abandoned but none the less empty. She has no choice but to enter and make use f what she can until her daughter is better. She will pay the owners back. Rand Wheatly enjoys his freedoms here in Canada. So much different than England! He has felt the sting of betrayal and will not put himself into that sort of situation again. He is better on his own. This is a story about Hurt. People h Meggy Blair is running! Her daughter is ill and she has nowhere to go until she stumbles upon an empty home. Not abandoned but none the less empty. She has no choice but to enter and make use f what she can until her daughter is better. She will pay the owners back. Rand Wheatly enjoys his freedoms here in Canada. So much different than England! He has felt the sting of betrayal and will not put himself into that sort of situation again. He is better on his own. This is a story about Hurt. People have been hurt and find it very difficult to trust anyone. But also about hope. Although the characters have been hurt before, they still have hope that there is a better life out there. They may not want to admit it at first, but it's there. The characters garner sympathy and anguish. I find it difficult to not be angry at the way women are treated like possessions in this time period. The author shows us how it should be. Not all perfect nd wrapped in a bow, but love is messy, and people have baggage. The road to love is never easy,they say, and I believe that completely! But the author writes the struggle very well in this story. I will definitely put this on my re-read list!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Gwessie Tee

    Received this book as a prize I volunteer the honest review, on my naughtiness scale Id give this 4*. Wow is the first thing that comes to mind, as well as completely captivating a full spectrum of emotions throughout this amazing book, numerous adventures encounters this fully packed novel at times had your adrenaline pumping, I defy anyone not to want to shout at certain villainous entities ( I will not give spoilers needless to say their HEA is very much well deserved), whilst there is a full Received this book as a prize I volunteer the honest review, on my naughtiness scale Id give this 4*. Wow is the first thing that comes to mind, as well as completely captivating a full spectrum of emotions throughout this amazing book, numerous adventures encounters this fully packed novel at times had your adrenaline pumping, I defy anyone not to want to shout at certain villainous entities ( I will not give spoilers needless to say their HEA is very much well deserved), whilst there is a full rollercoaster ride of twists and turns I found that as always our dear author most definitely does not disappoint I defy anyone who loves Historical Romance with a full plethora of plots and adrenaline filled turns not to love this even though its not for the faint hearted it is very well worth reading and I most highly recommend it thank you Lady Caroline for writing It I will be collecting the rest of this series,

  15. 5 out of 5

    Catherine

    The Renegade Wife by Caroline Warfield is a book that brilliantly captures the struggle of Meggy Campeau to escape her abusive husband, protect her children, and discover love along the way. Meggy is a strong heroine who endures much. Rand Wheatly is a businessman who has experienced heartbreak and betrayal from those close to him. The writing in this book showcases Caroline Warfield’s attention to historical detail, and her wonderful writing. The wilds of Upper Canada to the streets of Brighton, The Renegade Wife by Caroline Warfield is a book that brilliantly captures the struggle of Meggy Campeau to escape her abusive husband, protect her children, and discover love along the way. Meggy is a strong heroine who endures much. Rand Wheatly is a businessman who has experienced heartbreak and betrayal from those close to him. The writing in this book showcases Caroline Warfield’s attention to historical detail, and her wonderful writing. The wilds of Upper Canada to the streets of Brighton, England are some of the locations that are vividly brought to life.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Quenby Olson

    A Book That Left Me Breathless This is not an easy book to read. There is abuse. There is the wickedness of men laid bare. But it is that darkness that makes the light - a mother's love of her children, a father's love of his ailing son, people willing to place themselves in danger to see evil overthrown, the tender love of a damaged woman and man - shine all the brighter. An excellent work, and I cannot wait to start reading the next in the series. A Book That Left Me Breathless This is not an easy book to read. There is abuse. There is the wickedness of men laid bare. But it is that darkness that makes the light - a mother's love of her children, a father's love of his ailing son, people willing to place themselves in danger to see evil overthrown, the tender love of a damaged woman and man - shine all the brighter. An excellent work, and I cannot wait to start reading the next in the series.

  17. 4 out of 5

    InD'tale Magazine

    4.5/5.0 A well written story, the characters leap off the page and into the reader’s heart as they go on this journey to evade Blair and find a safe place for Meggie and her children. Read full review in the 2017 March issue of InD'tale Magazine. 4.5/5.0 A well written story, the characters leap off the page and into the reader’s heart as they go on this journey to evade Blair and find a safe place for Meggie and her children. Read full review in the 2017 March issue of InD'tale Magazine.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Ann Gonzalez

    This is a great story. It is a book that is hard to out down. The characters were very well written and I immediately wanted to read about the other characters in the book. I look forward to reading more books in this series.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Cyrene Olson

    Uncaged Book Reviews: This book was a delight to read as it proved that sometimes the good guys are out there and they are willing to help a damsel or an animal in distress. I look forward to reading more of this series. Reviewed by Jennifer More at UncagedBooks.com

  20. 4 out of 5

    Debby

    Very nice and enjoyable read. Well-written and paced well. I've never read Carline Warfield's novels before but will try more in the future. Very nice and enjoyable read. Well-written and paced well. I've never read Carline Warfield's novels before but will try more in the future.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Tracy DeNeal

    As always Caroline Warfield has provided us with nuanced characters continuing her excellent track record of bringing to life this world where Glenaire rules and others orbit in his wake. Of course, that's just my take on things since Glenaire (now Sudbury) is the end all, be all, of characters (for me). In this new series, we take a look at the three young boys all grown up that we were introduced to in Will and Catherine's story. It appears that all three of our young fellows have had some angs As always Caroline Warfield has provided us with nuanced characters continuing her excellent track record of bringing to life this world where Glenaire rules and others orbit in his wake. Of course, that's just my take on things since Glenaire (now Sudbury) is the end all, be all, of characters (for me). In this new series, we take a look at the three young boys all grown up that we were introduced to in Will and Catherine's story. It appears that all three of our young fellows have had some angst in As always Caroline Warfield has provided us with nuanced characters continuing her excellent track record of bringing to life this world where Glenaire rules and others orbit in his wake. Of course, that's just my take on things since Glenaire (now Sudbury) is the end all, be all of characters (for me). I know that she will do them justice as she has with our older crop of fellows, but not without some heartache, angst and adventure in the mix. Rand Wheatley and Meggy Blair This story takes us to the wilds of Canada of all places. A disenchanted man shying away from humanity and an abused woman fleeing a despot of an excuse of a husband whose brutality knows no bounds. The plotting and pace were excellent. This book was a page turner. Even with the assurance of an HEA, the suspense was palpable. Yes, they will survive their challenges but how? Warfield kept me in the edge of my seat. There is action, travel, cute kids and animals in this outing. If you like those elements, you will love this book. I am so excited to move on to the next installment. My only request to my dear author is to please include Glenaire and all of his meddling, controlling ways in future saga installments and I will be oh so happy!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lori D

    This was an amazing story of two wounded souls who somehow seem fated to meet and be together. Meggie Blair is on the run and she has two sick children. Desperate to not been seen until she finds her grandmother, she comes upon a cabin in the woods and the owner is away. Wanting only to stay long enough until her daughter gets well, things are taken out of her hands when the owner returns. Rand Wheatly comes home from a business trip and finds the squatters in his home. Rage overtakes him becaus This was an amazing story of two wounded souls who somehow seem fated to meet and be together. Meggie Blair is on the run and she has two sick children. Desperate to not been seen until she finds her grandmother, she comes upon a cabin in the woods and the owner is away. Wanting only to stay long enough until her daughter gets well, things are taken out of her hands when the owner returns. Rand Wheatly comes home from a business trip and finds the squatters in his home. Rage overtakes him because all he wants is to be left alone and he feels they are stealing from him. Thus begins their emotional journey which really tears at the heart. Rand made me really tense until I started to understand the injuries he has endured. But as they interact, Rand begins to come out of his shell and have feelings for Meggie and her children. Of course life is never simple and Meggie is afraid to be found by her abusive husband, but he does find her. This story is about finding that life can be good under the right circumstances and the past can be put where it belongs, in the past Caroline Warfield is the ultimate storyteller that makes the reader feel immersed in the life of the characters and the surroundings. This is a story that will stay with my heart for awhile..

  23. 4 out of 5

    Gail G

    3.5 stars The book kept my interest but I cringed often and had to put it down. The villains were bad and seemed to be able do whatever they wanted even though they were in the military. The H/h were immature and impulsive and then constrained by trying to be honorable quite often which made it difficult to admire them. I liked the secondary family characters and the children better than the H/h. I get that the author wanted to show the H/h had principles but it seemed overdone to me. The story h 3.5 stars The book kept my interest but I cringed often and had to put it down. The villains were bad and seemed to be able do whatever they wanted even though they were in the military. The H/h were immature and impulsive and then constrained by trying to be honorable quite often which made it difficult to admire them. I liked the secondary family characters and the children better than the H/h. I get that the author wanted to show the H/h had principles but it seemed overdone to me. The story has physical and sexual violence against the heroine but it is by the evil husband except for hints from others. The hero is unlikeable from the beginning due to his anger at the heroine taking refuge in the house. There is a brief but not descriptive sex scene with the H/h before they are married. Besides the feel of a book written in the 1970s, I did get caught into the story. I think the reason for this is the author excelled at describing the mundane chores and countryside which captivated me and kept me reading. I got the book free on sale and it was the first I read by this author. I might try another book to see if the immature H/h were just in this book.

  24. 5 out of 5

    E Oygard

    Characters all black and white. While the story was entertaining enough, the beginning did not convince me of a growing relationship between Meggie and Rand. At least not enough to allow himself to travel the Atlantic. Much of it was spent in anger and shouting she had to be gone, when suddenly just years it's head. Nowhere in the story does it explain what attracted Meggie to such a foul husband either. His character comes across in pure black with no shades of grey. Surely he must have had some Characters all black and white. While the story was entertaining enough, the beginning did not convince me of a growing relationship between Meggie and Rand. At least not enough to allow himself to travel the Atlantic. Much of it was spent in anger and shouting she had to be gone, when suddenly just years it's head. Nowhere in the story does it explain what attracted Meggie to such a foul husband either. His character comes across in pure black with no shades of grey. Surely he must have had some charisma in the beginning for her to defy her father and marry him. The characters were therefore not well rounded enough in my opinion. Immediate overtures of help from Rand's family (Dukes and Earls) abounded for this poor woman and her children. I guess I wished it had been slightly more realistic with questioning Rand's sanity in involving himself in trouble. There wasn't even any great advertisement for staying away for six years. As for a mere sergeant to take on aristocracy...mmm...slightly far fetched. I don't think I will read another book by this author for some time.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Janet

    Desperate and afraid, Meggy Blair will do whatever it takes to protect her children. Reclusive businessman Rand Wheatly had good reason to put an ocean between himself and the family that deceived him. He finds squatters in his cabin & just wants them gone, but it isn’t long before Meggy and the children start breaking down the defensive walls he’s built. However all too soon their fragile interlude is shattered when Meggy’s husband appears to claim his children, threatening to have Rand jailed Desperate and afraid, Meggy Blair will do whatever it takes to protect her children. Reclusive businessman Rand Wheatly had good reason to put an ocean between himself and the family that deceived him. He finds squatters in his cabin & just wants them gone, but it isn’t long before Meggy and the children start breaking down the defensive walls he’s built. However all too soon their fragile interlude is shattered when Meggy’s husband appears to claim his children, threatening to have Rand jailed. The only way to protect Rand is for Meggy to go with her husband & he takes his family to England. I love the author’s books & this doesn’t disappoint. I loved it & was swept away in the story & at times couldn’t turn the pages quick enough to find out what would happen next. I’m so looking forward to the rest of the series. A definite five star read that I’d highly recommend My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lesley

    Hefty Story. Meggy is an abused wife in a time when a woman was a man’s property and there was no way out once a marriage had been made. To protect her children she flees but returns to her husband in order to protect the man (Rand) who sheltered them from facing prosecution. However her truly evil husband plans to dispose of their son who has overheard things that he shouldn’t about a counterfeiting ring. Luckily Drew manages to escape and get help. Rand kidnaps Meggy and her daughter taking the Hefty Story. Meggy is an abused wife in a time when a woman was a man’s property and there was no way out once a marriage had been made. To protect her children she flees but returns to her husband in order to protect the man (Rand) who sheltered them from facing prosecution. However her truly evil husband plans to dispose of their son who has overheard things that he shouldn’t about a counterfeiting ring. Luckily Drew manages to escape and get help. Rand kidnaps Meggy and her daughter taking them to safety and reuniting them with Drew. Once again Meggy is free of her husband but in order to avoid a life on the run, returns to gather evidence in order to send her husband to gaol for counterfeiting. Things do not necessarily go to plan though. Set in both Canada and England this is not an easy read but the bravery and “mother lioness” attitude of Meggy is inspiring. Disclaimer: I won this book in an author competition.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Dixie

    Wow, what a journey this book takes us on! Not just a journey from the New World to England, or a journey back in time, but the journey of a solitary, self-sufficient man and a desperate woman (and her children) becoming a loving and united family. Every chapter peels back another layer of Rand and Meggy's carefully constructed facades, giving the reader a deeper look and better understanding of these unique characters. Secondary characters aren't allowed to be caricatures or shallow characters- Wow, what a journey this book takes us on! Not just a journey from the New World to England, or a journey back in time, but the journey of a solitary, self-sufficient man and a desperate woman (and her children) becoming a loving and united family. Every chapter peels back another layer of Rand and Meggy's carefully constructed facades, giving the reader a deeper look and better understanding of these unique characters. Secondary characters aren't allowed to be caricatures or shallow characters--everyone in the story plays an important role in its telling. Danger lurks, emotions get complicated, and we are kept in suspense to whether these people have a future together even past the point where the obvious obstacle has been breached. I loved seeing it all unfold and I look forward to reading the later volumes in this series.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    I enjoyed Caroline Warfield's book, The Renegade Wife. It takes place in Upper Canada in 1832. Meggy Campeau has fled an abusive husband and sought temporary refuge in a stranger's house. When the owner, Rand Wheatly, returns home and finds the trespassers, he agrees to let them stay only until Meggy's daughter recovers from a fever. Then unexpectedly one day, Meggy's husband finds them and threatens to return with the magistrate and the deputy. Not wanting Rand to be arrested, she and her child I enjoyed Caroline Warfield's book, The Renegade Wife. It takes place in Upper Canada in 1832. Meggy Campeau has fled an abusive husband and sought temporary refuge in a stranger's house. When the owner, Rand Wheatly, returns home and finds the trespassers, he agrees to let them stay only until Meggy's daughter recovers from a fever. Then unexpectedly one day, Meggy's husband finds them and threatens to return with the magistrate and the deputy. Not wanting Rand to be arrested, she and her children go back to her husband. Meggie has no idea how corrupt her husband really is and Rand knows he has to find them and keep them safe. This is an enemies to friends to lovers story with interesting characters who are easy to root for.

  29. 5 out of 5

    PAMpublish

    Well-written and researched novel (with a lovely cover) beginning in the frontier of Canada whereby an abused mother with her two (sick & hurt) children seek shelter in an empty wilderness cabin. Along comes the owner, Rand, escaping a heartbreak back in England, to find squatters. First angry, he becomes gradually more attached to Meggy, vowing to help her escape her abusive husband who serves as a sergeant in the British army. In his pursuit to protect her and her children, the setting moves t Well-written and researched novel (with a lovely cover) beginning in the frontier of Canada whereby an abused mother with her two (sick & hurt) children seek shelter in an empty wilderness cabin. Along comes the owner, Rand, escaping a heartbreak back in England, to find squatters. First angry, he becomes gradually more attached to Meggy, vowing to help her escape her abusive husband who serves as a sergeant in the British army. In his pursuit to protect her and her children, the setting moves to England where he and his royal family seek to aid her by uncovering illegalities. Much history, adventure, suspense maintains one's attention throughout for those who enjoy this genre.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jeanie Womack

    Meggy There are many stories that tell the sad takes of abuse. I have witnessed the devastation as part of my job, so I seldom allow such stories into my peaceful reading time. This book is a caring telling of two hurt and broken souls that are both filled with strength in most areas of their lives, except those areas that are damaged, a place most of the human race has to some degree. I highly recommend this fast paced, emotional journey with much kindness and equal amounts of evil. I hope you t Meggy There are many stories that tell the sad takes of abuse. I have witnessed the devastation as part of my job, so I seldom allow such stories into my peaceful reading time. This book is a caring telling of two hurt and broken souls that are both filled with strength in most areas of their lives, except those areas that are damaged, a place most of the human race has to some degree. I highly recommend this fast paced, emotional journey with much kindness and equal amounts of evil. I hope you take the time to read it. You won't be disappointed!

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