This is the author’s debut novel and she is already writing like a pro. I was captivated by this book right away and could hardly put it down. I really have nothing bad to say about this novel and I can’t wait for the sequel.
Immediately you are drawn into the storyline, set in Darbury, England in February 1814. Amelia Barrett had befriended Katherine Sterling whose husband, Captain Graham Sterling was away on his ship. Katherine gives birth to a beautiful baby girl, Lucy, but the birth was too difficult and she dies. But before she dies, she makes Amelia promise to always care for Lucy. And that promise was one she intended to keep, no matter what.
Amelia, the heiress of Winterwood Manor, must marry before she turns 24 (just a few months away) or her inheritance will go to her next of kin. Her Uncle has made arrangements for her to marry Edward Littleton. At first she thought he was a wonderful man and she thought she loved him and he loved her. But as time grew near the wedding date she started finding out the true nature of her fiance. He refused her to keep the toddler, Lucy. And that was one thing that Amelia was not going to go along with. And then in steps Captain Graham Sterling, back from the war waiting for ship repairs, he comes to visit his daughter that he has yet to meet. From here the story gets exciting and dangerous. You’ll just have to get the book to read more and I promise that you won’t be disappointed. If you love a good historical, Christian romance with some suspense mixed in, then you’ll love this book.
I was given a free download of this book by NetGalley for my honest opinion. I will be buying this novel for our Media Center in April.