“The Ill-Kept Oath” is a compelling and complex story set in the 1819 with strong and likable lead characters. Josephine and Prudence are both products of their time and pioneers for feminine strength. Their headstrong ways make them immediately endearing. Duty, love, mystery, and adventure make this a great read. The story mixes the manners and language of times gone by with magic in the best possible way.

I enjoyed the use of correspondence between the cousins. How period perfect!

Fellow fans of Outlander and/or Jane Austin will enjoy this novel.

Although this book stands well on its own, I am looking forward to the sequel and reading how C.C. Aune continues this intriguing and well-crafted tale.