A man shrouded in grief…
David Hartford, the Earl of Castledon, is tormented by the death of his wife. Though everyone expects him to remarry and beget an heir, he is a man living in shadows, unwilling to break out of his prison of sorrow.
A spirited young woman who embraces life…
Impulsive Amelia Andrews befriends Lord Castledon and decides that he would make the perfect match for her prim older sister. Though she tries to bring the pair of them together, Amelia cannot help but see the lonely man behind David’s grim exterior. Even worse, she finds herself caught beneath his piercing stare…and she wonders how to melt his icy heart.
An unlikely match
No woman can ever replace his first wife…but when Amelia is caught in a web of ruin, David cannot stand aside and let her suffer. Can an unexpected marriage bring about a love even greater than the one he lost?
©2014 Michelle Willingham (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved
Love the tenderness and the understanding the heroine shows to the hero and his daughter. Her character actually seems to mature quickly through the story and her kind nature draws readers in. After reading the first book in the series I thought I would stay away from this series but then I saw the reviews and thought to give this book a shot. Again as with MW’s writing, she tends to repeat the same thoughts a few times, yes completely irritating. For instance I believe she repeated the fact that the hero wore black seven years after his wife died about three times within the first 1/3 of the book. You just want to yell out and say, I GET IT. He needs new cloths. Move on. But then the story gets much better and you tended not to mind as much her mind babbling. The narrator’s performance is not great since all men sound the same and all women have the exact same voice but she did better with this book than with the first book in the series.
I'd rate this 3.5 if I could. My favorite of the series so far. The narration was decent and the author's writing has improved. For example, "couldn't care less" was finally used properly, unlike in the previous book. A personal pet peeve.
Amelia was quite a character in the previous books and she's a great lead in this one. David spent a long time grieving his first wife and wasn't ready to marry so when he brings Amelia back to his country home and she meets his daughter there are issues. Sure, some are stereotypical but it's a very interesting book.
I'm glad I have all four. I'm binge listening to the series.
loved the story and different characters. will certainly get more by this author and narrated by Sue Pitkin. wonderful story.
I'm a listener-holic. I love to listen while making greeting cards, cooking, gardening, and while doing absolutely nothing else.
Amelia was so very funny in this listen. All her schemes and plans go so crazy. I loved listening to her best laid plans. Lol
"Best of the series so far"
Finally a heroine with some sense, some backbone and the willingness to use both. I was getting bored with the repeated "Oh but I couldn't/shouldn't... whatever shall I do behaviour of the first two sisters. Though if I'm honest with myself, the Earl is the ditherer in this tale... hmmm.
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