Friday, September 13, 2013
Kate Worthington knows her heart and she knows she will never marry. Her plan is to travel to India instead—if only to find peace for her restless spirit and to escape the family she abhors. But Kate’s meddlesome mother has other plans. She makes a bargain with Kate: India, yes, but only after Kate has secured—and rejected—three marriage proposals.
Kate journeys to the stately manor of Blackmoore determined to fulfill her end of the bargain and enlists the help of her dearest childhood friend, Henry Delafield. But when it comes to matters of love, bargains are meaningless and plans are changeable. There on the wild lands of Blackmoore, Kate must face the truth that has kept her heart captive. Will the proposal she is determined to reject actually be the one thing that will set her heart free?
My Thoughts on the Book
3.5 stars There were parts of the books I really enjoyed but other parts that were really lacking for me. I enjoy Julianne Donaldson's writing style and I think I always will but this book left me wanting more. We have a case of two overbearing mothers trying to control Kate and Henry and to be together they have to get past that. We have a happy ending and I am grateful for that but what happened with the mothers? What happened with Blackmoore?, we get a very poor hint in the very short last chapter about Blackmoore but nothing more. There were too many strings that were not tied up in the end for me to really enjoy this book and too little of Henry in the beginning for me to really be interested. I wanted to love it but I just could not. But please is you like sweet historical Romances read Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson the story works perfectly and the chemistry between the characters is just wonderful.