Someone to Hold

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Someone to Hold

A Westcott Novel, #2

This is the second book in this series and though the books can be read out of order, it is better to read them in order. This historical romance is set among the rules and expectations of the nobility where once a secret such as an earlier marriage is let out, it cannot be put back in again. Perceptions are everything and love is just a dream. Camille is dealing with a total shake up of her life and a sister she never knew about. Joel is very happy with his life and feels like he has accomplished a lot since leaving the orphanage he grew up in. They seem to be an unlikely couple but Ms Balogh weaves her magic and suddenly what doesn’t seem likely becomes reasonable. It’s extremely easy to become wrapped up in the story and lose track of time. The story flows at the perfect pace and the characters are easy to love. I really enjoyed this historical romance and look forward to the rest of the series.

Camille has moved to Bath to live with her grandmother after her father’s first marriage came to life and she became a bastard. Her finance quickly removed himself from her life and her friends no longer acknowledge her. She doesn’t want to even leave the house as she adjusts to her new circumstances. However, the orphanage where her half-sister grew up draws her to applying for a teaching position. But, what does she know about teaching or orphans? Joel comes back to the orphanage he grew up in twice a week to teach art. He’s surprised to see Camille and even more surprised when he finds himself asking her out for tea! Can they even be friends?

Book Blurb for Someone to Hold

A reversal of fortune befalls a young woman in the latest Westcott novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Only a Kiss and Someone to Love. 

Humphrey Wescott, Earl of Riverdale, has died, leaving behind a fortune and a scandalous secret that will forever alter the lives of his family—sending one daughter on a journey of self-discovery...

With her parents’ marriage declared bigamous, Camille Westcott is now illegitimate and without a title. Looking to eschew the trappings of her old life, she leaves London to teach at the Bath orphanage where her newly discovered half-sister lived. But even as she settles in, she must sit for a portrait commissioned by her grandmother and endure an artist who riles her every nerve.

An art teacher at the orphanage that was once his home, Joel Cunningham has been hired to paint the portrait of the haughty new teacher. But as Camille poses for Joel, their mutual contempt soon turns to desire. And it is only the bond between them that will allow them to weather the rough storm that lies ahead...

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2017 5.00