The Yankee by Kristin James is a Harlequin historical romance where a Civil War veteran enters a marriage of convenience with a local Texas woman.
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Illustrator: Max Ginsburg
Imprint or Line: Halrlequin Historical #57
Published by: Harlequin
Genres: Category Romance, Historical Romance, Western Romance
Buy on: Amazon, AbeBooks
Reviewed by: Introvert Reader
Andrew Stone is a former Union soldier now living in Texas. He’s a stodgy fellow, not well-liked by the local folks, and has a bad reputation. He had an unhappy marriage and now has a young daughter he has to raise by himself.
Miss Margaret Carlisle is a spinster who cares for her orphaned younger siblings. She’s not exactly the most charming person in the world either, although she has reasons not to be.
Together, Andrew and Margaret decide on a marriage of convenience. Andrew needs a mother for his daughter, and Margaret wants to not have to depend on her cruel aunt’s charity.
Andrew was a very cold man, unfortunately for Margaret. It took a lot of time for his heart to warm up to his efficient, capable bride. His heart had been pretty much torn to pieces by his ex-wife.
With Margaret being who she is, it slowly heals while she learns there’s more to Andrew than his gruff veneer.
The kids in the book were cute, too.
The stem level in this Harlequin Historical romance is warm, not super sweltering. But it was certainly worthy of one steamy pepper.
Final Analysis of The Yankee
I gave The Yankee a three-star rating because it’s one of those Harlequin Historicals I read long ago. I don’t remember every detail. However, I do recall feeling satisfied with the love story, although this wasn’t a book I wanted to read over and over again.
This was a nice story of two people who needed one another to come together. That’s pretty much all I have to say about The Yankee.
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He was an outcast
Ex-Union colonel Andrew Stone had had his fill of “Southern hospitality.” The War had been over for years, but the local townsfolk still held a mighty grudge. His marriage to the respectable Miss Carlisle would make life a lot easier for his young daughter. And love would never complicate this union–no matter how bewitching Margaret’s eyes began to look.
Margaret Carlisle was “on the shelf,” as the good people of Huxley, Texas, would say. She had spent the better part of her twenty-two years looking after her siblings—and was forced to live off the charity of her carping aunt. But all that changed when the Yankee walked into her life.The Yankee by Kristin James