OPINION OF BOOK: This historical romance, set in Bath England was a delight to read. Felicity was a charming widow who was doing her best by her younger siblings since her father’s death. The characters are well written and engaging. They jumped off the page and were in no way the run of the mill blah blah blah. Although I have to admit the hero of the story was good at absolutely everything. He was so sweet he made my teeth hurt. It would have been nice if he had been a little more realistically flawed. The plot of the story weaves around in a delicate knot. I was never sure when one of the characters tugged on something which way things were going to go. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
DO I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK: Yes I recommend this book
SPOILER SECTION (WHAT THE BOOK IS ABOUT): Felicity saves the life of a stranger on a road outside of London, when he had been robbed and left for dead. She was on her way to marry her beloved before he was shipped off to battle. Six years later, she has been widowed for four years and is still wearing her widow’s weeds. In the wake of her father’s death and gambling debts their family has been left on the poor end of the aristocratic spectrum. A newly rich gentleman, Thomas returned from India, approaches her with an offer to solve her family money problems. He will pay off the family debts, along with paying them a monthly allowance of sorts. In exchange he wants her to lend her family’s respectability to his sister’s coming out to find a good match for her. Felicity doesn’t know that Not only does Thomas not only credits Felicity with saving his life but has carried a torch for her since. He only saw her for moments that night before he passed out but never forgot her. Now he has returned to save her and to return life to her dark world. When she finds out who he is and how they know each other she believes he is only there out of sense of gratitude. So, Thomas must convince her he has loved her all along. Colonel Gordon, who has been trying to win Felicity’s favor before she married is in the background plotting. She doesn’t know the evil that he has already committed to be close to her or how far he will go to get her as his own. When Gordon and Felicity’s husband were fighting together, he killed her husband and shot himself in the leg. He was furious when Thomas showed up and slipped into Felicity’s life so easily where he had been unable to. He lies to her to get her into his carriage on a trip to go see a dying a friend who supposedly heard the dying words of her husband. When they stop for food, he drugs her and plans to rape her and have a priest marry them while she is still unconscious. Thomas and Felicity’s brother arrive in time to save her honor and Gordon dies. Happy ending is had.
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