Saturday, October 19, 2013
A Reluctant Courtship - The Daughters of Bainbridge House 3 - by Laurie Alice Eakes
About the book:
A woman without a prospect. A man without a homeland. Can love give them a future?
Honore Bainbridge has been courted by two men, one of whom turned out to be a traitor, the other a murderer. Banished to her family's country estate, where she will hopefully stay out of trouble, she finally meets the man she is sure is exactly right for her: Lord Ashmoor. Tall, dark, and handsome--what more could a girl ask for?
But he too is under suspicion because of his American upbringing and accusations that he has helped French prisoners escape from Dartmoor Prison. If he's to keep out of a British prison himself and secure his place in British society, Lord Ashmoor needs a wife beyond reproach--something the vexingly beautiful Honore certainly is not. Though they find themselves drawn to each other, family obligations may conspire to keep them apart forever.
For the sake of her heart, Honore determines to prove Ashmoor's innocence--even if doing so risks her own life.
From the first sentence, award-winning author Laurie Alice Eakes thrusts you into high drama amid the rocky cliffs of Devonshire, England, and keeps you suspended there until the final page.
This is a wonderful, well-written story! This book has plenty of excitement, adventure, and romance and this is one of my favorite time periods to read about! I loved all of the characters, especially Honore and Ashmoor. Honore's courage and stubbornness are fun to watch, as are Ashmoor's confusion in high society and how he's supposed to act. They are characters to admire, but also flawed, as they both struggle with trusting God and Honore feels she'll never be forgiven for past mistakes. I haven't read the first two books about her sisters, but I didn't feel lost. I can't wait to read them, though, as her sisters sound like they had quite the adventures, too! If you like historical romance, you have to check out this book!
Available October 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.