About the book:
England 1812 Severely injured at the battle of Salamanca, Edward Thurston, the new Earl of Sinclair, returns home to his beloved Fly Hall. Determined not to present his prospective bride with the wreck he believes himself to have become, he decides to end his betrothal, unaware that Lady Jennifer, for vastly differing reasons, has reached the selfsame decision. Throughout the campaigns, Edward was often seen relying greatly on a miniature he carried, and it is to this token he clings upon his return. Will he eventually find happiness with the girl in the portrait, or will he remain firm in his resolve not to wed? Reason dictates one course, his heart another.
Edward and Lady Jennifer agree to be friends. However, their paths cross more than frequently throughout the story. Their lives are intertwined with their brothers being best friends at Oxford., causing more chaos than actual study.
Edward, even though quite strong, still suffers from nightmares about war. Lady Jennifer not once pities him. Edward is quite the teaser, however Lady Jennifer seems to be able to dish it right back at him. Neither Edward or Jennifer wishes to ever marry, however, fondness seems to grow between them, however they both don't realize it.
I Loved this story...It was a romantic read, about Edward giving up his love because he feels that its the right thing, even though Lady Jennifer is the one that helped him through the toughest part of his life. I loved the Innocent bantering back and forth between the two. They are both strong characters with strong personalities. The story was refreshing, being cast back into the 1800's where you would think life would be more simple, however that's totally not the case. If you love historic reads, this is the one for you.
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About the author:
Hazel Statham lives in England and has been writing on and off since she was fifteen. Initially she was influenced by Austen, the Brontes, and Sabatini but when Hazel turned seventeen, Georgette Heyer opened up the romance and elegance of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She immediately knew she had found her eras and wanted nothing more than to re-create them in her work. Hazel lives with her husband, Terry, and a beautiful Labrador named Mollie.
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