Diana Davis – Freedom’s Ring
Temperance Hayes has had her life planned out practically from birth: she was to marry a rich man, preferably the governor’s son, and live out her life in comfort. After the governor’s son is killed, her plans seem to lose all shape, until she finds help in the form of her childhood friend, Owen Randolph.
Of course Owen Randolph agrees to help his old friend. He’s been in love with Temperance since he was five years old. But he also knows they live in different worlds, and she would never choose to live in his.
As she spends more time with Owen, Temperance is reminded how good his heart is, and she begins to wonder if that could be enough to give her the security she craves. When Owen signs up to fight in a war that hasn’t even begun, Temperance will have to decide where her heart and her loyalties lie.