|Lady Perdita Garland, at seven and twenty, was a part of the ton for the first time in ages. She was tired of everyone treating her like she was still an invalid. After a riding accident that broke both her legs, she was bedridden for over a year. It took a long time to be able to re-enter society. Her family was the only ones who knew exactly where she had been and what it had cost her to be on her feet again. She just got so tired of being coddled. Her mother suggested that she might be interested in someone else. The Marquess of Pentherbridge had returned from France with his five-year-old daughter, Aimee.
Charles, alone after his wife died, wanted to raise his daughter, who was the light of his life, as British. He felt he had to return to accept his position as Marquess and he felt the timing was right for Aimee to become acquainted with his home and family. He was considered quite a catch because of his wealth. He wasn’t interested in love. He just needed a mother for his daughter.
Ms. Lynne Connelly has fast coming a must-read author to me. I find myself quickly grabbing anything with her name on it. This latest book has, once again, enthralled me. The storyline is chocked full of every type situation you could imagine. There was a lot of suspense, drama, a runaway couple and even a surprise incident that I certainly did not see coming.
Her characters were dynamic and remarkably well presented. It actually seemed as if I personally knew them all. The two main characters were so believable and had so much charisma, the book just flowed. The myriad of supporting cast made me feel as if I was in their world with them—seeing what they saw and doing what they did. The progress of the novel was extraordinary.
I highly recommend that everyone read this book. You will find how addictive a Lynne Connelly book becomes. I anxiously await the third offering in this series.
Reviewer: Brenda Talley
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