Margaretha yearned for someone to love her for whom she was instead of her title. So she looked forward to her newest suitor, Lord Claybrook. He was to be that man, but when an injured man was brought to the castle her life took a drastic turn. She was in a dilemma as to whether to trust the stranger, Colin, or completely ignore his warning.
To repay Colin for retrieving something valuable for her she agreed to spy on Claybrook for him. One day she discovered Colin was right about Claybrook, but she was unable to inform her father.
Margaretha was very strong. Even when she was in the dungeon she didn’t give up and found a way to escape. I loved her for standing up for herself and didn’t just wait for someone to rescue her. She also rescued Colin and together they went to look for her father for help. On their journey they slowly fell in love with each other, but were unable to confess their true feelings.
The romance between Colin and Margaretha was very sweet. He was gentle with her. I knew right away that there was no way Margaretha was going to like Claybrook, even when she tried her best to like him. Their interactions were forced. Every time she spends time with Claybrook, her mind would wonder to somewhere else unlike when she was with Colin. She felt all kinds of feelings when she was with Colin. Colin cared about Margaretha’s feelings and actually listened to her, which Claybrook did the opposite. Claybrook focused too much on himself, so there was no connection between him and Margaretha.
I loved the storyline. It was a fun read. The whole time I was rooting for Margaretha and Colin and looking forward to Claybrook’s fall. The author did a good job at keeping me excited and I didn’t think that the story dragged on. It has been an enjoyable read. If you would like to read a fun and light romantic historical book, then this is for you.
Margaretha has always been a romantic, and hopes her newest suitor, Lord Claybrook, is destined to be her one true love. But then an injured man is brought to Hagenheim Castle, claiming to be an English lord who was attacked by Claybrook and left for dead. And only Margaretha—one of the few who speaks his language—understands the wild story.
Margaretha finds herself unable to pass Colin’s message along to her father, the duke, and convinces herself “Lord Colin” is just an addled stranger. Then Colin retrieves an heirloom she lost in a well, and asks her to spy on Claybrook as repayment. Margaretha knows she could never be a spy—not only is she unable to keep anything secret, she’s sure Colin is completely wrong about her potential betrothed. Though when Margaretha overhears Claybrook one day, she discovers her romantic notions may have been clouding her judgment about not only Colin but Claybrook as well. It is up to her to save her father and Hagenheim itself from Claybrook’s wicked plot.