While there is a prequel to this book (A Search for Refuge), this can be read as a standalone.
Kit and Lord Graham Wharton meet at a ball. Graham is bored, and Kit is hiding behind a plant 😊 From that point on, their lives get more interesting and intertwined, particularly after Wharton’s best friend’s sister disappears. Graham is determined to find her, and the search leads him to Kit … and a house full of women and children. What will happen when he discovers what Kit is doing? Is it possible Kit is connected to the missing woman Graham is seeking?
There’s a nice blend of serious topics and humorous moments. The topics are still important and relevant today. I particularly enjoyed the ongoing chuckle regarding dancing with plants! Kit is a strong, determined heroine. Graham is kind and a gentleman. There is solid character growth, and the romance is not a fluffy one, as the reader may assume based on the beautiful cover. This is a Regency romance with a few twists, particularly regarding what Kit is doing with the women and children. (No spoilers!) The story is a reminder of how God can bring beauty from any situation, as well as the importance of forgiveness and how it can bring freedom and peace.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, but I wasn’t required to leave a positive review.