A friend recommended this book to me, and it did not disappoint. I love reading stories that are set in England, and this story is set at the end of the Regency era. The characters in this world are incredibly intriguing, especially a particular one that is clouded by mystery throughout most of the text.
The main protagonist is Esther Fox. She is the little sister of a very important soldier who is quite beloved by his friends. Typically, Esther feels like an afterthought, because she is left out and left behind so much. As she grows older, these feelings continue to grow and take over how she believes people view her. Will she always be someone others want nothing to do with? Will she be the girl who becomes a burden to her family?
Silas Riley has known Esther and her brother since boyhood. His friendship with Esther’s brother runs deep, which is why Silas finds himself looking out for Esther. Even though Silas believed he knew where his life was headed, certain obstacles overtake his original plans. Silas’ position in Parliament seem to dictate his every move in life, but will he be able to overcome certain situations and find happiness through the turmoil?
If you love historical pieces with a British twist, I highly recommend checking out this book. Happily, there are two more books after this one! Reading books within a series makes me incredibly happy—do you enjoy reading a series of books too? Let me know in the comments below. Happy reading friends!
About the Book
Silas Riley, Earl of Inglewood, is known among his peers in Parliament as the man made of stone. As a wealthy peer, there are few he trusts with his friendship. He guards his heart and his honor with vigilance, and when an accident nearly takes his life, he’s faced with a situation which threatens his standing in society.
Growing up in the shadow of her older brother, Esther Fox’s acceptance in his circle has been indifferent at best. So when she ends up in a compromising situation as she saves the life of her brother’s dearest friend, the Earl of Inglewood, she is forced to marry him to save her own reputation. Once again, she finds herself accepted only because of the situation, and not because she is truly wanted.
Neither are prepared for a loss which further complicates their new relationship. With such a difficult beginning, can they ever hope to understand one another, let alone find love?
About the Author
Sally Britton is sixth generation Texan, received her BA in English from Brigham Young University, and reads voraciously. She started her writing journey at the tender age of fourteen on an electric typewriter, and she’s never looked back.
Sally lives in Arizona with her husband, four children, and their two rescue dogs. She loves researching, hiking, and eating too much chocolate.