Redemption from a Dark Past

This full-length Gothic novel is set in the kingdom of Hungary in 1723 and blends a sensual romance with mystery and suspense.

Redemption from a Dark Past

Lord Sebestyen Adrik has an unsavory reputation as a madman, murderer… and worse. Lonely and searching for love, he seeks the companionship of local young women, hoping one of them will ease his torment and bring him the happiness he longs for. Katarina is his last chance—but will she fear him like all the others? Or is she the one who can lift his curse?

Desperate to avoid a forced marriage, Katarina agrees to become Lord Adrik’s latest companion, despite the rumors she has heard about him. She discovers the “Dark Lord’s” secret past and realizes he’s not the monster everyone thinks he is.

As their love blossoms, she renews his passion for life—yet they cannot escape the ghosts of the past.

When a meeting of the nobility goes horribly wrong, Sebestyen’s world unravels, and his enemies plot to destroy him. As all seems lost, a mysterious stranger arrives at the castle. Sebestyen must decide if he is a friend or a foe…and if he can find redemption in his love for Katarina, or lose her and everything else that he holds dear.

Praise for Redemption from a Dark Past...
 

“5 stars. In Redemption from a Dark Past, Kelli A. Wilkins writes a story wrapped up in suspense intertwined with historical romance. A goat girl becomes a companion to the wealthy and mysterious Lord Sebestyen Adrik. Rumored to be a madman and a murderer, she bravely enters the castle not knowing what lies in the shadows… Kelli A. Wilkins did a fabulous job. A definite read for someone who enjoys historical romances intertwined with mystery. I literally read this over the weekend and can’t say anything negative about it. Wonderful read!” - Tina, Reviewer, Redz World Reviews  

“5 stars! A Night Owl Romance Top Pick. Redemption from a Dark Past is beautiful, heartbreaking, redeeming, sexy, and passionate. It also has a great plot with several twists. I really enjoyed Redemption from a Dark Past and it is well worth a reader's time.” - Nikkii TrueBlue, Reviewer, Night Owl Romance

“4 stars. Nice Gothic Romance. This is a good example of gothic romance. I can see young women of the Regency era sneaking copies of this book home from the bookstore. Katarina is mostly strong and kind, and Sebestyen complements her well, standing up for her when she needs it. The mystery is fun. There are ghosts and all the elements you want in a gothic romance. It's a nice light read.” - Mainer, Amazon Review

“4 stars. Good reading! I liked the mystery of this book, it was pretty obvious what happened but not how it happened. I also liked the fact Katherine did not immediately jump into bed with Lord Adrik. She appeared to be the stronger of the two, a determined young woman who wasn’t afraid to step outside the box. I found the book had a ‘drawing in’ effect on me and I wanted to read on to find out how they solved the dilemma they found themselves in. Well worth reading to the end to find out how the mystery and confusion are resolved.” - Long and Short Reviews

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