Reviewed by Zarabeth
This story follows our heroine, Miss Lizzie Poole, on her quest to fulfill a promise and prove a hidden heritage. I loved Lizzie and was rooting for her from the very first page. Ms. Delamere does a wonderful job of helping us identify with Lizzie despite her numerous blunders throughout the book. To be fair, our poor Lizzie is attempting to assume the identity of her dead best friend in order to expose a family secret while avoiding a scandal that would ruin everything she's ever worked for -- no easy feat!
Our hero is the quintessential unwilling Lord of the genre. A 3rd son who chose the path of the clergy only to be forced into the title by the death of his older brothers. The woman Lizzie is pretending to be is his brother's widow, a.k.a completely forbidden and a symbol of all the pain that has happened in the past few years. So, of course, they fall in love with each other despite their best efforts!
Last, bot not least, we have the man who destroyed Lizzie's life trying to do so again.
Can she keep up her facade? Can she escape her nemesis? Can our protagonists accept their love for each other despite Lizzie's betrayal?
Well, I can't tell you!
But, I can tell you that Ms. Delamere weaves a lovely story and you should read it!
One quick note is that since our hero is a clergyman, do not come to this story expecting burning passion or erotica.
This is a love conquers all story, no sex required. For that reason I give it 4 stars. Enjoy!