Author: Sarah M. Eden
Published: June 2018
Paperback: 256 pages
FTC FYI: I received a copy from the publisher, all views and opinions expressed are my own.
Orphaned as a child, Arabella Hampton was the unwanted and unloved charge of a cruel aunt and neglectful uncle. The only light in her young life was the kindness of the Jonquil family, and she clung to the childish dream of someday living with them at Lampton Park. Now, years later, that opportunity is presented to Arabella in a most unexpected way: she is to be the lady's companion to the dowager countess. As she takes up residence at the estate, the young woman soon finds that life at the Park is far more complicated than she imagined. The lines of her position are blurred, and she is neither family nor servant. So when the countess plans a grand house party, Arabella is content to hide in the shadows. But one gentleman sees her there.
Lieutenant Linus Lancaster has retired from the navy and is not looking for love, especially when he finds himself entangled in his sisters' scheme to trap him into finding a wife at a house party at Lampton Park. Yet amid the festivities, he's impossibly drawn to the dowager's quiet companion, Arabella. Their regard for each other is undeniable, but they are haunted by their pasts. Can the two find a way to bridge their two worlds?
This book is an absolute dream come true for Sarah Eden fans! The Lancasters and the Jonquils in one glorious book. I absolutely loved this book. Every page is a treasure. The writing is flawless, the characters are fantastic. Each of these characters holds a special place in my heart, and to have them in one book was wonderful. There is a particular paragraph on page 55 that shows how well the author truly knows her characters and what a talented author she is. Arabella was fabulous and instantly likable. Linus too, and he has a heart of gold. There are so many enduring and sweet moments that had my emotions on high, all the while leaving me smiling also.
5 out of 5 stars.
5 out of 5 stars.
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