In a world poised for epic change…
Disowned for marrying beneath her, Eve Kendal has returned to England destitute after her husband’s death and the mysterious disappearance of their savings. She’s looking for survival, not romance. But from London to the Yorkshire countryside to the elegant estate of Thornbrook Park, Eve’s path seems destined to cross that of the dashing but violent Captain Marcus Thorne.
Anything can happen…
For Marcus, a return home means facing the demons that drove him to war in the first place. As he and Eve begin a steamy affair, tensions that had been simmering just beneath the surface threaten to explode and shake the very foundations of Thornbrook Park.
This one felt different as it was a widow and a second son that fell in love.
Eve married someone not of her class and was disowned. She loved her husband and then he died. Now she is back in England. She was, well honestly normal 😉 A good woman.
Marcus has PTSD and has left the life of a soldier. He uses his rage as a fighter. He was also normal, it feels like I am at a loss for words here but they were both normal, nice, he had small issues and they fell in love.
The setting is 1906 so yes Edwardian romance was another thing that was different, and interesting.
But life is never easy. There is suspense in this novel too as, oh I shall not say, but something from the past comes haunting them. And a bit of drama as Marcus’s sister in law tries to play matchmaker and not between him and Eve.
A nice romance with a suspenseful twist.
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 3rd 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Thornbrook Park #1