My Surrender completes the Rose Hunter trilogy by Rita award winner and two-time Rita nominee for 2005, Connie Brockway.
Charlotte Nash, the most headstrong of the three Nash daughters truly shines in this tale of intrigue, scandal and sacrifice. Charlotte has taken the role of spy very seriously, after all, who would believe that such a flibbertigibbet could carry out such a role. She has cultivated a "certain reputation" among the ton while still managing to keep her morals intact and above question.
The questions about her morality don't bother Charlotte, but they do concern Dand Ross. Dand, Andrew, Andre, call him what you will, it is very obvious that this member of the Rose Hunters has his own secrets to protect. At first the reader isn't sure whether or not he even likes Lottie - until one begins to see below the surface. Dand might be called carefree, but again, that is only the surface of this young man.
And that, truly, is what My Surrender is all about in my view. Seeing what lies below the surface, seeing what lies below the faces shown to society and to our friends. This third in the series was definitely worth waiting for and anyone who is not touched by the strength of Dand and Lottie, by the fortitude they show to one another and to their cause, is not looking below that surface, not seeing what is truly important. Honor, courage, and above all, love.