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Four years after a near fatal blunder uproots her from her home and inheritance, Anne Darvey, daughter of the Marquess of Esterleigh, finds herself an indentured servant on a farm near Fort Edward in New York, as the British army advances toward Albany. Driven by guilt over the pain she has caused her father, and grief over her lover’s death, she sets out to deliver a message. The consequences lead to the discovery that all is not as it seems, and sets in motion events that lead to love and danger. Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution, Courting the Devil is the second book in “The Serpent’s Tooth” trilogy, which follows Anne from her childhood in the rural English countryside, to London society, and into the center of the American Revolution.  “I liked this book even better than the first, perhaps because there were more kind, decent--even funny- -characters than were in the aristocratic snake pit depicted in the first novel. The author's knowledge of this theater of the American Revolution is accurate; she knows the period well. Her characters are three-dimensional, proper 18th Century people in a well-researched setting, and all handled so professionally the reader is able to simply enjoy the ever evolving personal story.” Juliet Waldron, author of Roan Rose Available in all ebook formats here. Ask for the paperback at your favorite bookstore. Click here to read an excerpt
What Reviewers and Readers Are Saying
“Courting The Devil has such accurate details you feel like you are in the story. The characters, even the secondary ones come to vivid life. The story is tight and well written, but it is a three-act play. What this means is you really NEED to read book one first. You will definitely want to read book three or you will never get your happy ending... Courting the Devil is a high caliber historical drama. I commend Ms. Fischer-Brown on her research and attention to detail. It moves well with interesting characters and story lines....Two thumbs up for Courting the Devil.”--Writer Wonderland “The overall feel and tone of this book is vastly different then the first, but I was impressed with how effectively this was done. The author was very creative in her approach and adapted a captivating continuation that kept me in suspense and filled with anticipation of what was to come. This book was written with gentle reminders and hints of the past without rehashing the original story and the scenes were descriptive and engaging....I like the Anne of this book a lot more than the previous book. It is clear she has grown up a bit and sees things differently. The beginning was a slow start, but once Anne is on the move things quickly pick up pace. With help from unlikely quarters Anne finds the man she is seeking but not the closure she desperately yearns for. What follows is an adventure that plunges our heroine into a series of different confrontations. Will Anne ever be able to find peace? Is there an opportunity for her to move on? These were a couple of the questions I continually asked as I raced to finish this book.”-- Romantic Historical Lovers “If you're looking for a book that delivers a strong heroine, great history (American Revolution/ turmoil of the soldiers and the American Indians) this is a perfect read for you. I really enjoyed Fischer-Brown's writing and the entertaining plot she created. Great read and great adventure.” -- Book Nerd Reviews