Tessa Dare's ‘A NIGHT TO SURRENDER’ is the first of the fabulous historical Spindle Cove series and is Susanna Finch and Victor Bramwell’s story. Susanna is the unconventional "spinster" mother hen of this village filled with other spinsters and healer of women, and Victor Bramwell (Bram) is a recently injured war hero.
Susanna's father is retired war hero whose main concern is making cannons for war. He manipulates Bram to make militia of the men in spindle cove. Through assembling the militia Bram an Susanna can't keep their hands to themselves.
The plot was engaging, the characters developed, and the dialogue witty. There are, of course, some rather silly shenanigans. What follows is a humour-filled story full of high jinks and romance. So while ‘A NIGHT TO SURRENDER ‘ is light-hearted in general, it does not mean that the hero and heroine are fluffy characters. They both come with a lot of baggage and it is wonderful to see them work through it all. Highly recommended.