Colorado Romance Writers Aspen Gold Award
All About Romance "Desert Island Keeper."
Alexander Murray knows one cannot exist without a brain, yet Daphne Farnham may be the exception. Her head contains nothing but rainbows, shoes, bonnets, pink frills and butterflies. Even her fluffy dog is useless. But the war with Napoleon is finally over and the surgeon is certain he can put up with cloth-headed Miss Farnham until their ship reaches England.
Did that naval officer have his sense of humor surgically removed? It is bad enough Murray has no fashion sensibilities at all, never smiles at her like other men do, and doesn’t adore her darling pup Pompom. He had the gall to proclaim her “useless” when everyone knows it’s Daphne Farnham who’s the best at picking out just the right ensemble for any social occasion. Fortunately, she only has to put up with the sour Scotsman for a couple of months until they reach England.
But when their ship goes down, the dour doctor (after a fashion), the dizzy damsel (more or less) and the darling (and potentially delicious) doggy are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime as unlikely companions, castaway on a desert island. One of them may have fleas, but it’s the two humans who will find themselves wanting to scratch a certain itch.
Praise for Castaway Dreams:
A+--"Castaway Dreams is ridiculously adorable and pretty damned close to flawless" Penelope's Romance Reviews
"A very cute, adventurous book. I encourage you all to try this author's voice. (She has a great backlist, too.)"--Mandi Schreiner, USA Today Books
"Marshall steps outside the Regency 'ballroom' box with her offbeat characters, adventurous setting, and witty dialogue that will delight historical fans. Just be prepared to laugh out loud!" Kim at SOS Aloha
"Fans of action driven historical romance--this one is for you! The romance is hot, the writing is smart, and the plot is just plain fun"--Reading to Penguins