The Solemn Bell (Neill Brothers 1920s Romance)
Publisher: Fifty Forty Productions
Description and OverviewReeling from a motorcar accident, Captain Brody Neill seeks shelter in a derelict manor. But the injured Captain is not alone. Haunted by horrors of the Great War, he has become addicted to the only drug strong enough to dull his tortured soul. Without his precious morphine, he cannot keep the disturbing visions of his past at bay.
Only the mysterious, blind beauty who inhabits the house can save him, but doing so means that reclusive, sheltered Angelica Grey must risk exposing herself to a world of lies, lust, and obsession that she is not prepared for.
This is a dark & gritty historical romance set in the 1920s. The heroine is sexually assaulted at the beginning of the book (not by the hero). It isn't a titillating scene, though it is described. It's something the hero & heroine must overcome over the course of the story.