Charlotte Hawkins is New York royalty with a rare talent for getting what she wants, courtesy of her grandfather Philip Hawkins's tutelage. Philip also taught Charlotte how to destroy people after he disinherited her father, forcing her parents to abandon her...

Dirck Van Broeck VII, manor lord of Broeckwyck, returns home after a long absence with a new identity as Captain Brock, sworn to fight against British tyranny. To succeed, he needs to convince Philip Hawkins to partner with him...

Charlotte wants to avenge her parents and build a new family with the announcement of her secret engagement to Pierce Fairfax, the son of Philip's arch enemy. She also wants Pierce's ex-best friend, Captain Brock, her childhood infatuation who intends to sabotage all her plans.    

Advance praise
for Audacious

“On the eve of the American Revolution, two men battle for the heart and mind of one woman.  

With pitch perfect prose, Gullo transports the reader to 1775, New York, where fiercely independent Charlotte Hawkins, Loyalist Pierce Fairfax, and Patriot Dirck Van Broeck collide. Lush, sensual, and evocative.   

Audacious is at once a love letter to the birth of a nation, and a reminder that growth demands sacrifice, standing up to our greatest fears, and claiming what—and who--we love.”

Lorrie Thomson, author of EQUILIBRIUM and the upcoming WHAT’S LEFT BEHIND

“In her debut novel, Audacious, author Ellen Gullo masterfully combines the world of a colonial America – about to battle for its very freedom – and romance, and creates a tale like no other.

Readers are immediately brought back to 1775, New York, where they meet Charlotte Hawkins, an independent woman determined to do what she believes is right for the ones she holds dear. To be the master of her future, she plans to marry Pierce Fairfax, a loyal British subject and a man in love with another.  That is until Dirck Van Broeck VII, aka Captain Brock, returns from his time on the high seas and changes everything. As a nation is born and colonists learn what it means to be Americans, the passion, desire, and fears of the pending war mimics the tensions burning between Charlotte and Brock.

Christina Tetreault author of The Sherbrookes of Newport Series and The Courage To Love                        

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