A Reluctant Courtship, Daughters of Bainbridge House Series #3
The final book in The Daughters of Bainbridge House gives you the Ahhhhh factor! Laurie Alice Eakes continues to make you laugh, smile, and your heart to ache for her characters. You really get to know her hero and heroine, Ashmoor and Honore so they feel like they are real people who you miss when you finish the book. The mystery is wonderful, the romance beautiful, all around a great book. If you love falling in love with your characters and feeling like they are your personal friends, this is the book for you!
January 13, 2014
A handsome lord and a spunky lady collide
I just love spunky heroines and Laurie Alice Eakes has given us just such a character in Reluctant Courtship. Honore Bainbridge trusted too much and made some bad choices. She did it with a clean heart, but now she is being punished by society and her family. We see her angst, and her attempts to do her best despite other's opinions.
This book also touched something deeper in me. The difference between right and wrong is not determined by our past experience, though we tend to view circumstances through those experiences. Both Honore and Lord Ashmoor have to look past their past and see the future with new eyes.
***I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of review. The above is my honest opinion.***
October 30, 2013
Reputations, Scandal and Romance
Laurie Alice Eakes in her new book, Ã¢ÂÂA Reluctant CourtshipÃ¢ÂÂ Book Three in The Daughters Of Bainbridge House series published by Revell brings us into the life of Honore Bainbridge in 1813.
From the back cover: A woman without a prospect. A man without a homeland. Can love give them a future?
Honore Bainbridge has been courted by two men, one of whom turned out to be a traitor, the other a murderer. Banished to her familyÃ¢ÂÂs country estate, where she will hopefully stay out of trouble, she finally meets the man she is sure is exactly right for her: Lord Ashmoor. Tall, dark, and handsomeÃ¢ÂÂwhat more could a girl ask for?
But he too is under suspicion because of his American upbringing and accusations that he has helped French prisoners escape from Dartmoor Prison. If heÃ¢ÂÂs to keep out of a British prison himself and secure his place in British society, Lord Ashmoor needs a wife beyond reproachÃ¢ÂÂsomething the vexingly beautiful Honore certainly is not. Though they find themselves drawn to each other, family obligations may conspire to keep them apart forever.
For the sake of her heart, Honore determines to prove AshmoorÃ¢ÂÂs innocenceÃ¢ÂÂeven if doing so risks her own life.
From the first sentence, award-winning author Laurie Alice Eakes thrusts you into high drama amid the rocky cliffs of Devonshire, England, and keeps you suspended there until the final page.
Ã¢ÂÂA Reluctant CourtshipÃ¢ÂÂ is a wonderful romance filled with mystery, intrigue, and scandal. It begins with Honore falling off a cliff and a very exciting rescue and the story builds from there. This is a page-turner that will keep you guessing right until the end. These pages are filled with wonderful characters that live and breathe. Ã¢ÂÂA Reluctant CourtshipÃ¢ÂÂ is full of reputation, finding yourself, finding your place in the world and romance. This is an interesting story filled with lots of excitement and romance as well as history. I liked it a lot and am sorry to see this series end.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade CommissionÃ¢ÂÂs 16 CFR, Part 255: Ã¢ÂÂGuides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.Ã¢ÂÂ
Ã¢ÂÂAvailable October 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.Ã¢ÂÂ
October 22, 2013
HonoreÃ¢ÂÂs judgment of men is dismal. Her reputation is so bad that her brother banished her to the country.
Meric is a gentleman fighting to better his reputation. His father, branded a murderer, escaped to America. On MericÃ¢ÂÂs arrival to claim his familyÃ¢ÂÂs land and title heÃ¢ÂÂs tossed into prison for three months.
HonoreÃ¢ÂÂs father helped him obtain his release and claim his title. He also attempted to arrange a marriage between him and Honore, but after her fatherÃ¢ÂÂs death, Meric chose not to marry her. He needs someone who will help elevate him rather than drag him down even further with her reputation.
These two. although unsuited, seem to be constantly drawn to each other. What a mess this causes. Can they even stay alive through countless Ã¢ÂÂaccidentsÃ¢ÂÂ long enough to let love triumph?
Once again Ms Eakes brings us a story about The Daughters of Bainbridge House. They have all been good reads. I regret that there are no more daughters.
***A special thank you to Lanette Haskins for providing a review copy.***
October 21, 2013