Every time I read a Regency era novel, I’m reminded of two things: Praise the Lord I was born in 1982 and second, even if I find so many of the customs and rules sometimes ridiculous, I love reading stories about them!
Lord Reymes, Earl of Bainscroft, has been driven by duty his entire life. Even in his dealings with his unscrupulous brother, he feels honor-bound to right the other man’s wrongs. When a young woman is compromised indirectly by his brother’s appalling actions, Reymes marries the girl to salvage her reputation.
Violet Windham’s wishes have ever been disregarded. With parents who favored her siblings, she has never had someone to care for her, to listen and to encourage her to blossom.
Now swept into marriage with a stranger, she must learn to forge a place for herself in his household, to befriend the people of the new community in which she finds herself, and to establish herself as Lady Reymes, Countess of Bainscroft.
Will her faith in the Lord give her strength to accomplish all that is set before her? Or will her timidity cause her to retreat even further within herself, missing the great blessings God has in store for both her and her new husband?
This was a story of growing and development as individuals, especially Victoria, and the sweet development of Nathaniel and Victoria’s relationship.
While most of the story focused on Victoria growing as a person, I really enjoyed it. Knowing her back story from the first book (although it’s not necessary to read for this one) and learning more in this story, the pacing was fitting for her character (although the ending was a bit more rushed than the rest of story).
But that doesn’t mean this book was only that! With some mystery and other plot pieces, I enjoyed reading it and it made me want to go back and re-read the first one.
What’s your go to historical period to read?
(Thank you to the author for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)
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