From the pen of New York Times bestseller Susan Sizemore, an all-new full-length novel that sweeps you into a strange new world of fantasy, romance and adventure…
On the island world of three moons, after years of war, Naval Surgeon Megere Cliff returns home to find herself caught between her obligation to her family and her need to be free at last. But duty must always command her, and so she puts herself on the marriage mart, in the rites of the Seeker Season.
Beautiful, intelligent, and brave, Megere attracts suitors who view her as prime breeding stock, but beneath the frivolity of the parties and balls, trouble is brewing. Caught between conspiracies and fanatics, danger buffets Megere. Should she trust the enigmatic, imperious Lord Adrew North? Or is he the very enemy she fears?
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I loved it!!! I've just finished reading it for third time. It has become one of my go to books to read. I wish there were more in the series. Susan has just the right touch when setting the scene and characters. I love the world she has created. It just works.
When Megere set out to become that rarest of rare, a certified female surgeon little did she know it would lead her to a formal Loudon Season and Romance...... Only the best authors can create a believable alternate world and culture, while accurately handling both the bloody realities of warfare and the delicate and painful matters of the heart. Memory of Morning is set in an alternate of our world, at a time when war is waged in great wooden ships and medicine is still a new frontier. With war comes societal change and Megere's personal ambition leads her to questioning in the Court of the Gracers (to whom all Change is sedition) and to both the approval and censure of the Nobles who rule the Empire. Amidst all this Megere remains staunch and dedicated to her ambition, and conflicted of heart between two men met while serving as surgeon with the Fleet and others from when her family is invited to one of the rare Open Seasons at the Capitol - where yet unmarried Seekers...
Memory of Morning is a wonderfully entertaining story about Dr. Megere Cliff, a young woman finishing a two-year tour of duty in the Imperial Navy, eager to begin her civilian career as a fully accredited surgeon. The novel is also an exciting adventure set in the heart of the Ang Empire, where the society is reminiscent of Regency England...with several significant differences. Megere lives in a world without large land masses, only islands, so that both trade and warfare require mastery of the sea. War is waged from the decks of wooden sailing ships, and metals are a scarce resource. During the past few generations, a deadly plague has swept through the population, contributing to a growing restlessness at all levels of society. Some believe that all people should be encouraged to achieve all they can based on their abilities, without regard for their station in life. Others are determined to preserve the status quo, with the noble families on top and members the working class kept...
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