The Hero of A Heart so Tender

A Heart so Tender is part of The Backcountry Brides Collection which released on May 1st.

Lieutenant Archibald Waters, of the 60th Regiment of Foot, ‘the Royal Americans’, does not want to be at Fort Niagara. Even more so when the great Sir William Johnson, Indian Agent for the Crown, and respected for his bravery in battle during the French and Indian War, invites hundreds, if not thousands, of warriors to the very corner of the frontier along the Niagara River. Arch has little desire for friendship with the Seneca warriors that killed his best friend at the Massacre at Devil’s Hole.

The only thing that has kept him from succumbing to hatred is seeing what it has done to his commanding officer.

When Sir William arrives one hot July day, Arch has one more reason to resent him. Stepping out of a carriage is a lovely English lass who, without knowing it, has caught every eye. When Arch is assigned to see to her safety and that of her adopted Iroquois brother, he must set aside his frustrations, and eventually, his assumptions about her. Protecting her is second nature but as more warriors arrive by the day, accepting her affection for the Iroquois people is much more difficult.

Especially when he has to face those responsible for his friend’s death

I hope you’ll get the opportunity to read A Heart So Tender set in 1764 Fort Niagara and find yourself immersed in my hero’s journey of renewal, and a story built on the importance of friendship during an unprecedented true historical event. Oh, and bring an umbrella for a side trip to the mighty Falls.


Published by Pegg Thomas

Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They raise sheep and chickens; keep a few barn cats, and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” Pegg is published in the Barbour historical romance collections. Pegg also works as Publisher of Smitten Historical Romance, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls. Pegg won the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope, & Love Award for 2019, was a finalist for the 2019 ACFW Editor of the Year, and a double finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Awards.

4 thoughts on “The Hero of A Heart so Tender

  1. Afternoon Pegg and Debra!
    I really enjoyed your novella, A Heart so Tender, Debra!
    The Backcountry Brides Collection is an awesome collection!
    Blessings, Tina

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