Having been the sole provider for her family since she was 16, Lady Annabelle Wyatt knows an awful lot about responsibility but sadly, very little about love. Richard Armstrong is just back from serving in the Army and is having difficulty filling his deceased father's shoes, as the new Duke of Hampshire.
Richard is enamoured from the moment he sets eyes on the hard working Annabelle but she is far too bound by duty to admit that she reciprocates his feelings. With a little meddling from Richard's mother, love seems to blossom between the pair, only to be threatened by Annabelle's vengeful brother. Can Richard and Annabelle find lasting happiness, or will her brother's wrath separate them permanently?
©2013 Catherine Winchester (P)2013 Catherine Winchester & Rachel E. Hurley
A secretary by trade of good peasant stock, I listen and learn. Most of my experience is through books.
I would recommend this book to a mature friend looking for "let's pretend," with relatable situations.
I would, because it took me into another time, but made the characters very human, complete with real consequences.
Yes. It was gentle and real, simple yet elegant in its honesty.
Yes. I loved the reader's ability to relate each of the character's personal beliefs, thereby making the majority of the characters ones that you can sympathize with in their individual points of view.
Even though this story is unembellished, my highest compliment is that I feel that the reader was able to carry this story despite that.
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