Book: The Samurai's Lady by Gaynor W Bakercategories: Book, Unwanted Marriage, Barbarian Woman, 17th Century Japan
Gaynor W Bakerabout this book: The Samurai's Lady is set in 17th century Japan. Katharine Davenport does not want to be given in marriage to a man her brother lost to while gambling. She climbs aboard a ship she believes will take her to the Netherlands but instead finds herself in "the Japans" She is rescued by a Christian Daimyo who makes an oath to protect her from the Bakufu government who is hostile not only to barbarians as a whole but Christians in particular.
As they travel from one town to another to avoid the Shogun's wrath and a brother-in-law who will turn them in for a reward he falls deeper and deeper in love with her. Despite that, he will do the right thing and send her home. Katharine, on the other hand realizes that no matter how hard she tries she cannot deny she also loves him. But thinking he wants to send her home will not speak up. Will she allow herself to lose the man she loves through her silence, or will she give in to her heart and speak up before it's too late?
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