Yet again Burrowes has created a genuinely alluring historical novel however the presences of a strong romantic book is absent. The reason I continue to return to Burrowes as an author is the fact that her historical novels are enriched with the details of the era that she has featured within the backdrop of the plot. However I do wish the romances within these books were at least present with absolute certainty as that is my only fault with this book.
As for the positives I deeply enjoyed this story. I thought that Daniel and Kirsten both had a deep attraction that warmed my soul and made me savor this book that much more. Daniel's character was determined to start over within his life and I admired his determination as he wasn't about to let anything or anyone stand in his way, until he meets Kirsten. Kirsten character was certainly my favorite. Together she and Daniel only seemed to better the opposite person.
The plot was equally interested as the chemistry. I liked how easily the plot flowed throughout the story without the author trying too hard to persuade me in one direction or another. There were hints of mystery buried within the pages of the book and I think that both Daniel and Kirsten had to really push in order to have their own HEA ending.
In the end I recommend this book but I would strongly caution romantics as I have mentioned previously the story could have used much more romance, but for the historical aspects alone I am happy.
Book 2 of True Gentlemen, Grace Burrowes' gorgeous new Regency series.
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Grace Burrowes comes a brand-new Regency romance filled with love, desire, and drama.
An honorable life
Daniel Banks is a man of the cloth whose vocation is the last comfort he has left-and even his churchman's collar is beginning to feel like a noose. At the urging of family, Daniel attempts to start his life over as vicar in the sleepy Kentish town of Haddondale, family seat to the earls of Bellefonte.
Challenged by passion
Lady Kirsten Haddonfield has resigned herself to a life of spinsterhood. Then the handsome new village vicar, Reverend Daniel Banks, becomes a guest of the Haddonfield family while the vicarage is being renovated, and Kirsten finds herself rethinking her position. Lady Kirsten does not know that Daniel's past is about to cast a shadow on love's future.