Responsibility, romanticism, and true love…
As the daughter of the Marquess of Exeter, Lady Charlotte Featherington always knew she was destined for great things on the marriage mart. Little did she imagine falling in love with a man on the eve of her parents announcing her betrothal – to someone else.
William Hartwell might be a Duke, but he suspects neither his title nor wealth will prove enough to hold the heart of the young lady who has captured his. The scandal surrounding his first wife’s death makes trusting again difficult, while the mysterious happenings at his ancestral home, Hartwell Abbey, seek to separate before they are wed.
How can a young Lady negotiate her future when her heart demands the opposite of duty? Can they both learn to truly love from the legacy of Grace?
This is book two in a series and from an author I am quickly coming to love. And I’ve seen what book three will be about and can’t wait to get to know that next character more.
Charlotte thinks she knows what she wants, like any young lady, but God has better plans and even works through the selfish ambition of her mother.
William is so heartbroken and is so afraid to trust another woman and for good reason. He isn’t the overly handsome, dashing hero we are typically used to and I appreciated that.
Wonderful truths come through this book. Charlotte and William both have to acknowledge their utter reliance of God. They realize they can’t do this life without Him.
Also, I love the fact that love is an action more than a feeling is talked about. Our world has made it a feeling only and when the feeling goes away relationships go away. So I truly enjoyed the truth in this book.
There is even a bit of mystery thrown into this story.
Overall, I highly recommend this one to anyone who enjoyed historical romance. You can read it without reading the first book but I recommend the first book as well.
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A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher. All opinions are my own.