After her husband’s
death, Roxanna Drew is faced with the daunting task of providing for her
two small girls on her own. Pursued by her lecherous brother-in-law,
Roxanna knows her only hope is to escape his grasp by moving into a
derelict cottage, owned by Lord Winn—a man known to his tenants only by
his checkered reputation.
But when fate brings Lord Winn to her
door in the middle of a snowstorm, Roxanna’s not sure which to fear
more: letting him into her home or into her heart.
strong-willed heroine, perfectly paced plot, and plenty of humorous
moments make this one of bestselling author Carla Kelly’s most beloved
Regency romances. Discover the magic of a love story you’ll want to read
again and again.
REVIEW I have become enchanted with Carla Kelly's books. I think what I enjoy best are her characters. I have yet to read one of her books where I didn't fall in love with her characters, especially the children. In this one, Roxanna has two delightful, but very different daughters. I found myself laughing at their antics, especially the antics of the precocious four-year-old Lissy. Lord Winn I found intriguing, certainly a flawed man, but a hero none-the-less. As the relationship between Winn and Roxanna developed I was reminded how each of us is heavily influenced by the people around us. Both Winn and Roxanna change as a result of meeting each other. I loved the setting also. The beautiful rolling hills of Yorkshire is some place I'd love to visit one day. I enjoyed the way Roxanna didn't let her brother-in-law's horrible actions stop her from doing her best for her daughters. It was fun to follow along and she and Winn put Moreland to rights. I love the kind of description that Kelly uses to create a picture in the reader's mind of the setting. For me a believable setting is key to a believable story. The plot moves along at just the right pace. There's enough time to get to know the characters while not moving too slowly. I enjoyed reading about the characters and the changes that occurred as they got to know each other with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. I especially enjoyed the scenes with Lord Winn and Roxie's daughters. For a man who didn't want children, he sure had a way with them. If you love sweet clean romance stories with humor and a great setting thrown in I highly recommend this one.
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