Collette Cameron has an amazing skill with historical romances. The detail in this story is lovely and her characters are extremely well-developed and genuinely likable. Angelina and Flynn are almost too good to be true they have both been wronged and could have let the past turn them bitter or vengeful but instead they choose to live the hand they are dealt. I believe they are truly well matched and it was easy to believe they were indeed meant for one another. This is my first book by this author but I can guarantee it will definitely not be the last. This was an entertaining and heartwarming, solid historical romance that I can highly recommend.
When the Earl of Luxmoore inherits he finds he inherits more debt than anything else but he is determined to take care of his family so he agrees to marry a stranger. When Angelina's uncle arranges a marriage to her she agrees it is a solution to her problems. Can this marriage help heal two wounded hearts?
A disillusioned Scottish gentlewoman.
Angelina Ellsworth once believed in love—before she discovered her husband of mere hours was a slave-trader and already married. To avoid the scandal and disgrace, she escapes to the estate of her aunt and uncle, the Duke and Duchess of Waterford. When Angelina learns she is with child, she vows she’ll never trust a man again.
A privileged English lord.
Flynn, Earl of Luxmoore, led an enchanted life until his father committed suicide after losing everything to Waterford in a wager. Stripped of all but his title, Flynn is thrust into the role of marquis as well as provider for his disabled sister and invalid mother. Unable to pay his father’s astronomical gambling loss, Flynn must choose between social or financial ruin.
When the duke suggests he’ll forgive the debt if Flynn marries his niece, Flynn accepts the duke’s proposal. Reluctant to wed a stranger, but willing to do anything to protect her babe and escape the clutches of the madman who still pursues her, Angelina agrees to the union.
Can the earl and his Scottish lass find happiness and love in a marriage neither wanted, or is the chasm between them insurmountable?