Breaking Ties

Breaking Ties Rose Payne is heartbroken when her secret betrothal to a duke s son results in public scandal and her dismissal from her position as a clerk in his noble household Desperate for work she signs up for

  • Title: Breaking Ties
  • Author: Jo Grafford
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Rose Payne is heartbroken when her secret betrothal to a duke s son results in public scandal and her dismissal from her position as a clerk in his noble household Desperate for work, she signs up for a risky colonial venture and sails for the New World, vowing never again to fall for a wealthy gentleman.Sailing home after a diplomatic tour in London, Chief Manteo is bewiRose Payne is heartbroken when her secret betrothal to a duke s son results in public scandal and her dismissal from her position as a clerk in his noble household Desperate for work, she signs up for a risky colonial venture and sails for the New World, vowing never again to fall for a wealthy gentleman.Sailing home after a diplomatic tour in London, Chief Manteo is bewitched by the intelligent, fiery haired, working class girl and determined to overcome her distrust of men A titled and powerful man on two continents, he is everything she thinks she isn t looking for But a man in his position never backs down from a challenge He contrives a daring plan to win her heart a plan he prays will protect her from a conspiracy involving murder, blood money, and a terrifying betrayal aboard their fleet of shipsEAKING TIES is based on the story of the Lost Colonists from Roanoke Island Pure historical fiction with a delightful twist of romance

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    1. Wow. I have to say that I've never read a book quite like this in terms of setting and context, but I'm so glad I did. Ms. Grafford certainly has a talent for description that carries you along and makes you feel like you're the one wearing the period clothing, tasting the food, and watching the ship slice through the water. I generally read fast-paced romantic suspense. This is a not that, but it is truly perfect at what it strives to be: an epic drama about a group of people who embody the tim [...]

    2. I was so excited to get this one on my Kindle! The Roanoke Colony Mystery has always fascinated me and when I saw there was an historical romance book involving it, I was very pleased to purchase it.Breaking Ties, by Jo Grafford, is written in the first person. For a novel involving mystery and shipboard politics and an inscrutable hero, this is not a bad perspective - it just doesn’t happen to be my favorite. Still, after a bit of a confusing start (Our Heroine has a bit of a backstory that r [...]

    3. **No Spoilers**I have to be honest, it's many years since I read a historical drama and had actually forgotten how much I enjoyed them. This novel was no exception.The promise of a new world, a new life and a new beginning. If only it were that simple for Rose Payne our heroine. She boards the Lyon, destined for the new colony as the ships clerk, however what should have been a straight forward and simple voyage [as much as one could have been back then] all is not what it seems. Her brothers ha [...]

    4. Historical Fiction with a strong thread of romance - Jo Grafford explores the mystery of the lost colony of Roanoke, through the eyes of smart and determined Rose. Read full review in the 2014 April issue of InD’tale Magazine.

    5. I really liked this book! I love how the author used one of the greatest mysteries of the colonial times and made into her own story. Great clean romance too. I would recommend this book and I hope to read more by this author.

    6. Very wonderful piece of history brought to life through emotions and amazing characters. This is one book you will want to read!Imaginative Dreams was given for an honest review

    7. About the Story: A cursed island, a chilling conspiracy, and an unforgettable love story. The 115 colonists on Roanoke Island couldn't GPS, Skype or Twitter their ultimate destination back to their families and friends in 16th Century England. But modern laser technology has finally uncovered a clue - hidden beneath a patch on an ancient map at the British museum - that leads us to their whereabouts. Considered "lost" for centuries, these brave pioneers finally reveal the rest of their story in [...]

    8. In many, many ways I loved this book. It is engaging, the hero fascinating and intelligent, the heroine less cringeworthy than most. Historically, some aspects are very well researched and the fact that it is not just a romance, and never simply sweet, lets the tension rise and keeps the readers attention focused. Definitely a worthwhile read. The beginning of the story is a little slow, a little involved as we are left to discover the heroine’s backstory and the slowly developing story of the [...]

    9. Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book for an honest review by the author.I love this time period in history and being from that area, I was very drawn to her story. I found myself not wanting to put the story down so I could find out what was going to happen next, as action just kept coming and the story moved along smoothly. Almost the entire book takes place on a ship bound for Roanoke Island, baring new colonists from England and Rose--who is running away from a broken heart.The writing [...]

    10. BREAKING TIES was an interesting historical fiction story that included a bit of romance too. Rose Payne, daughter of a tenant farmer and trained clerk, finds herself on a colonizing voyage to the New World as a way to escape a broken heart. She had different expectations about her romance with a Duke's son than he did. When he offered to set her up as his mistress instead of his wife, she decided to flee the country.Rose finds herself on her way to Chesapeake Bay with a bunch of Puritans. Howev [...]

    11. I have always loved historical fiction, both in books and film. It is an educational treat whenever I happen upon a book that engrosses me to the point of insomnia. Breaking Ties was such a book. One can appreciate the endless hours of research that the author put towards the writing of Breaking Ties. I myself was newly educated to the character of Manteo and with my own research I was excited that this true historical figures did actually exist. It makes the story so much more exciting to know [...]

    12. Breaking Ties is the first romance novel I have read in years and I have to say that I am very glad that I chose it! Rose Payne, a tenant farmer’s daughter and clerk to a noble family, finds herself in need of a job, an escape and a fresh start when she finds herself fired for her relationship with the Duke’s son. It’s 1587 England so that escape/fresh start comes in form of sailing to the New World with a group of colonists. Before she boards the ship, she is warned by her brother of a po [...]

    13. Rose Payne had been dealt a rather nasty hand. The man she loved was marrying another, and He had planned on making her his mistress! He even went as far as to threaten the well being of her family if she didn't agree to be his courtesan. Rose didn't have much of a choice, Her decision to ship off to the new world goes un-judged. Rose quickly discovers that living on a ship with so many other people has it's own problems. Between Life threatening accusations, petty gossip, work, and a gorgeous I [...]

    14. A fantastically crafted tale of romance, intrigue, and adventure BREAKING TIES captured my fascination from the very first paragraph in the preface. The first book of the Lost Colony Series follows Rose Payne, a clever and capable heroine who joins a group of colonists as the ship's clerk on one of their three ships sailing toward Roanoke Island in the 16th century. In order to survive, Rose must brave starvation, disease, hostile natives and a chilling conspiracy. Above all, she has to overcome [...]

    15. The tale of Rose Payne leaving behind everything she knows for the unknown in America was phenomenal! From the first chapter I was hooked and couldn't bear to put the book down. Intrigue, betrayal, and mystery plague the colonists aboard the three ships traveling to their new home. Just when you think you've figured out who is behind the problems another twist in the tale leaves you guessing yet again.The attraction between Rose and the mysterious Manteo is very captivating! Each interaction bet [...]

    16. Loved this story, loved the writing! Breaking Ties is a beautiful story full of intrigue and action. It's a compelling plot of adventure and danger with plenty of rock solid romance. The story is told through the eyes of Rose Payne, a young Scottish woman escaping a past while she makes her way to the Americas to help colonise. I loved Rose as soon as I met her, she was drawn well with flesh and bone, a mind of her own, and a bloody strong backbone - my favourite kind of heroine. Her romance and [...]

    17. Expectations. Met.Breaking Ties was just as good as its sequel, Trail of Crosses, which was one of my favorites of last year. Yes, I read them out of order, but both books can stand alone. I really enjoyed going "back in time," if you will, to experience what happened to characters mentioned in Trail of Crosses, and especially loved seeing Jane through Rose's eyes.I loved the characters, especially Rose. So glad the author is continuing this series!This story pulled me in and wouldn't let me go. [...]

    18. I received an ARC for an honest review of this book.I was quickly drawn into the life of Rose, and I turned each page in anticipation in seeing the direction her life would take me. I thoroughly enjoyed the way Jo Grafford writes. Truly an outstanding novel from the first page until the last.This novel gives us an intimate view into the devastation of Roanoke Island and the possible scenario of what transpired there.It also shows us the majesty of the Native tribes of that region, along with the [...]

    19. This book has officially made it to a very precise list of my all time favorite books. I was thrilled to get this book and see what it was about, colonial times that you don't get much good reading selection. While reading this book I laughed, I cried, I want to fall in love, and I feel in love. By far, one of the best books I have ever read! I cannot wait to start the next one! Breathtaking read!

    20. I'm not usually into historical fiction, but I liked this one. Now I need to read up on Roanoke Island. Thanks Brad and Brent for recommending it!

    21. A page turner that fans of historic fiction coupled with romance should read for sure. I, for one, am eagerly awaiting a sequel.

    22. Read my review over at Only Trick in the Book!onlytrickinthebookI really enjoyed this read covering the story of the voyage over to the New World. Rose is escaping the strict roles of a working woman in England who has few options. I liked her spirit and her unwillingness to settle for things just because she was a woman and that was the way it was supposed to be. She falls quickly for Maneto on the boat, especially after he saves her life. But other than a chaste kiss or two, most of their rela [...]

    23. Free book for honest review. juliesbookreview This book provided a sweet escape on a very dull winter afternoon. The book begins with the introduction of Rose Payne, a clerk who is desperate to leave England after finding that a rich lord, with whom she'd fallen in love, had no interest in marrying her. Rose takes a job on a ship headed for America, During the voyage across the ocean, Rose grows closer and closer with tall, handsome Manteo, who will one day become chief of the Croatoans. Both ar [...]

    24. I am so happy that I read this book. Being that it is not anywhere near my normal genres it can be tricky to read and really get into a book, but Jo Grafford writes in a way that drew me in and kept me hooked.This story follows the colonists that are the first to settle in Roanoke, from boarding the ships to sailing and landing. Rose Payne is the lead female in this book, and she is looking to escape after being hurt by a Duke's son, what better way to escape than to go to the New World? She is [...]

    25. Breaking Ties is an historical romance set at the end of the sixteenth century. Based around an historical event, the story tells of a group of religious separatists on a voyage to the New World (Chesapeake Bay) to establish a colony. From the little research I did concerning these events it seems that the fate of these early colonists remains largely unknown. Their leader, John White, returned to England for additional supplies. Upon his return to the colony, the colonists had disappeared. The [...]

    26. A cursed island, a chilling conspiracy, an unforgettable love story Rose Payne’s world is left in tatters after a disastrous betrothal, making her an easy target for recruiters to the Colonies. Using every cent she has, Rose sails for the New World and a fresh start, vowing to never again fall for a wealthy man.Returning from a diplomatic tour in London, Chief Manteo is bewitched by the fiery-haired ship’s clerk and determined to overcome her distrust. He contrives a daring plan to win her h [...]

    27. It's been so long , too longI haven't read a really good HF/Romance in years. What a pleasure. The book was long but that is what I was most happy with. Not one single page was boring. I did wonder what tools they had at one time, without giving anything away. The romance was so very light but so deep and thoughtful and most enjoyable. For those of you who like history, you should be quite happy with this story.

    28. A very different type of story compared to the ones I have read about this time period, Breaking Ties is beautifully written, with passion and fire. I loved Rose's headstrong nature, and ability to thrive under constant strife. I won't say any more, but if you want a historical romance with a simply marvelous storyline, I highly recommend this book.

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