Saturday, April 4, 2015
CLEAN ROMANCE REVIEW: Summer Campaign by Carla Kelly
ABOUT THE BOOK
Miss Onyx Hamilton is about to make what everyone agrees is a perfect marriage—until handsome Major Jack Beresford comes galloping into her life. But with his fortune and connections, Onyx knows he’d never ask for her hand, would he? New and longtime fans alike will relish this delightful romance from Carla Kelly. Charming, sweet, and full of fun, it’s simply impossible to stop reading.
Another great romance from one of my favorite authors. Onyx and Jack are such great characters, fully human flaws and all but delightfully resilient. The banter between them was my favorite part. Onyx and Jack meet when she is confronted by soldiers turned highwaymen. Jack stops to help and gets shot. Onyx nurses him at a nearby farmhouse until he is well enough to travel. The interactions between them are sometimes funny and sometimes very touching. Onyx has lost her beloved twin brother to the war and Jack is able to fill in some of the blanks. But Jack himself suffers from PTSD and Onyx tries to help him.
Onyx heads off to marry the obnoxious Reverend Littletree but when Jack asks for her help nursing his dying brother she can't help but respond. But Jack is determined to win her for his wife, thus the 'summer campaign' begins. Carly Kelly knows how to write stories that are appealing with delightful characters and touching stories. Another book for my favorites shelf.