Tuesday, October 15, 2013
A RELUCTANT COURTSHIP by Laurie Alice Eakes
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.
Honore Bainbridge is far from the high society lady she was groomed to be. She has been courted by a traitor and a murderer. Her family banishes her to their country estate hoping things will die down and she'll stay out of trouble. There she falls for tall handsome Lord Ashmoor, the perfect man for her! There's only one problem... he has been accused of helping prisoners escape from Dartmoor Prison. He needs a wife, one of high stature that would his increase his chances of being kept out of prison.
This is such a delightful book, I enjoyed every page! Honore is so darn likeable, she has a good heart but that doesn't help her reputation. Lord Ashmoor is charming and fun. I loved seeing how these two find a way to love each other.
I received a copy of this book free from Revell in exchange for an honest review.
Available October 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.