- Pocket Books
- Release Date
- July 2017
James de Vere has always insisted on being perfectly pragmatic and rational in all things. It seemed the only way to deal with his overdramatic, greedy family. When he falls ill and no doctor in London can diagnose him, he returns home to Grace Hill in search of a physician who can—or to set his affairs in order.
Arriving at the doctor's home, he's surprised to encounter his daughter Laura, a young woman he last saw when he was warning her off an attachment with his cousin Graeme. Alas, the doctor is recently deceased and Laura is closing up the estate, which must be sold off, leaving her penniless. At this, James has an inspiration: why not marry the damsel in distress? If his last hope for a cure is gone, at least he'll have some companionship in his final days, and she'll inherit his fortune instead of his grasping relatives, leaving her a wealthy widow with plenty of prospects.
Laura is far from swept off her feet, but she's as pragmatic as James, so she accepts his unusual proposal. But as the two of them brave the onslaught of shocked and suspicious family members, they find themselves growing closer. They vowed, "until death do us part"...but now both are longing for their marriage to be more than momentary in this evocative romance, perfect for fans of Sabrina Jeffries and Mary Balogh.
Book Review by Ashia (reviewer)
May 30, 2017 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
75 people found the following review helpful
A satisfying and heartwarming romance! Candace Camp is a superb writer in that for a moment there, I truly worried James would die. Her skillful way with words draw readers in to her world and characters, and get the readers rooting for their HEA.
There was a balanced mix between the romance and the suspense. I'm happy that we see substantial romantic moments between Laura and James, and that these two characters were given the chance to develop their feelings for each other, such that their HEA was believable and had me swooning! I love these two characters; especially love that Laura didn't pine after Gabe (hero of the first book) and I absolutely love James's jealous moments.
This is my first Candace Camp book and surely won't be the last! Historical romance readers shouldn't miss this! Now, I'm off to get the first book in this series, A Perfect Gentleman.
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