Upon their first meeting, 17-year-old Edwina Banks loses her heart to the handsome Sir Wallace Benedict. She then spends three years doing everything in her power to see him again only to be devastated when she hears that he still holds a tendre for his former love interest - Lady Chatterfield.
Disappointed but not defeated, Edwina forms a plan to help Sir Wallace gain his much-deserved and long-awaited happily-ever-after by winning the object of his affection's favor. For truly then she can put aside her feelings for him and pursue her own match.
Or can she....
Despite his three engagements, the thrice-jilted baronet Sir Wallace Benedict has never had an easy time charming those of the fairer sex. Having been deceived and used more times than he'd care to remember, he's erected a wall around his heart and is skeptical of everyone. Everyone except one Miss Edwina Banks, that is. With an inquisitive disposition, yet a relaxing presence, Edwina is a mystery that has held him captive ever since their first meeting, three years ago. So when she offers to give him advice for how to conduct a courtship that will end with the most favorable result - marriage - he agrees without hesitation.
But when Wallace learns that not only does Edwina have another suitor, but that her advice was meant to help him woo the wrong lady, he forms his own plan: Use Edwina's wooing advice on Edwina.
©2012 Rose Gordon (P)2014 Rose Gordon
I really enjoyed this story because it was so completely different from the regular romances. Two people with personal struggles find each other , understand each other and help each other. I thought it was a beautiful story and I was glued to it. It was well narrated and very well written.
As a support worker for the specially challenged my heart went out to both of these characters who through their own strength of character were able overcome and accept their differences despite the cruel opinions of others.
I loved Wallace and Edwina but found the other characters very annoying. They either lied (Edwina's mother) interfered with (her brothers) or were completely useless (sisters' in law). A story of Wallace and Edwina alone would have been wonderful, this really wasn't a romance, but a frustratingly annoying story of people interfering in their lives.
I'd cut out all the manipulations and most of the other characters whose sole purpose was to thwart and interfere with two "imperfect" people trying to connect.
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