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Rebeccah and the Highwayman


Cover of Rebeccah and the Highwayman

264 pages
paperback 978-1-934452-01-1 $15.95
ebook 978-1-934452-15-8 $9.95

It's 1706, the time of good Queen Anne. Mistress Rebeccah Dutton never dreamed that several encounters with the notorious highwayman Blue-Eyed Nick on the deserted heaths around London would turn her respectable world upside down. When she discovers the highwayman is actually a woman named Kate, her curiosity about the dashing thief turns to fascination. Kate has to deal with a thieftaker snapping at her heels and secrets from her past before Rebeccah can become better acquainted with this intriguing highwaywoman. Will Kate avoid the shadow of Tyburn long enough for Rebeccah to explore this twist of fate?

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Reviews

'Plenty of swash and buckle with enough authentic muck and dirt that it's believable.'

C. Allery, an Amazon review

'Rebeccah and the Highwayman is a good, old-fashioned romp. Those who like period pieces will find the setting of early 18th century England perfect with its laces, manners and sword fighting. [...] The scenes describing life in the streets, conditions in the prisons and the carnival atmosphere of hangings are particularly rich. [...] This is a well crafted book with adventure, suspense, tension and a little romance thrown in.'

Lynne Pierce, lesfic_unbound

'Kate is a great character, full of zest and heart.'

J.M. Snyder, Rainbow Reviews

'Rebeccah and the Highwayman is one of those thrilling, swashbuckling stories that will keep you turning page after page.'

Anna Furtado, Just About Write

'I loved the solid historic grounding in Barbara Davies' Rebeccah and the Highwayman.' [...] I particularly liked the novel's use of the relationship between Queen Anne and Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough (who is conveniently Rebeccah's distant cousin) to convey understandings and attitudes towards women's romantic relationships at the time.'

Heather Rose Jones, author of the Alpennia novels.