This is one sweet Regency tale with a tender-hearted heroine and heroic leading man. The two of them are impossible not to like, even though they have their weaknesses and struggles. Their faith is strong and their kindness for one another is endearing too. Watching them fall in love was the best part. 😉
I always enjoy a good Regency novel and I enjoyed seeing our kind hero sweep in and rescue poor Violet. As it turns out, he needs her as much as she needs him. Their relationship grows beautifully. And the friends they make along the way are just as likeable.
With that being said, I still struggled connecting to the story. There were several sweet moments, but overall it was a rather slow read for me. At times it didn’t feel like much was happening and I kept waiting for a surprise to increase the tension. I was confused over POV changes at a few points, where we seemed to hop heads in the middle of a scene or two. And a few of the “villain” characters were a bit unbelievable.
This is the second in the Regency Silhouettes series, but it stands alone nicely. It does mention characters from the first book, but I was never lost or confused. Violet’s Daybreak is simple and sweet, ideal for fans of Regency and other historical romance novels.
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to the author for my copy.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Lord Reymes, Earl of Bainscroft, has been driven by duty his entire life. Even in his dealings with his unscrupulous brother, he feels honor-bound to right the other man’s wrongs. When a young woman is compromised indirectly by his brother’s appalling actions, Reymes marries the girl to salvage her reputation.
Violet Windham’s wishes have ever been disregarded. With parents who favored her siblings, she has never had someone to care for her, to listen and to encourage her to blossom.
Now swept into marriage with a stranger, she must learn to forge a place for herself in his household, to befriend the people of the new community in which she finds herself, and to establish herself as Lady Reymes, Countess of Bainscroft.
Will her faith in the Lord give her strength to accomplish all that is set before her? Or will her timidity cause her to retreat even further within herself, missing the great blessings God has in store for both her and her new husband?
Sarah grew up in Ohio and received her Bachelor’s degree from Concordia University Chicago. She was married after college, and has lived in Missouri, Michigan, and Alabama before moving to Texas. Along the way, she and her husband had three wonderful children and received guardianship of a fourth. Besides writing, she enjoys volunteering at church, sewing historic clothing, and spending time with her family.
Having written stories almost since picking up her first pencil as a child, Sarah is thrilled to be publishing her first novel, Penelope’s Hope. Look for the release of Violet’s Daybreak, the second installment of the Regency Silhouettes series in the winter of 2015-2016. It is her prayer that her writing will uplift and encourage her readers while also giving glory to God.
For more, visit her at http://sarahebaughman.blogspot.com/