AN HEIRESS AT HEART
A New Beginning
A youthful indiscretion has cost Lizzie Poole more than just her honor. After five years living in exile, she's finally returning home, but she's still living a secret life. Her best friend Ria's dying wish was for Lizzie to assume her identity, return to London, and make amends that Ria herself would never live to make. Bearing a striking resemblance to her friend, and harboring more secrets than ever before, Lizzie embarks on a journey that tempts her reckless heart once again . . .
A committed clergyman, Geoffrey Somerville's world is upended when he suddenly inherits the title of Lord Somerville. Now he's invited to every ball and sought after by the matchmaking mothers of London society. Yet the only woman to capture his heart is the one he cannot have: his brother's young widow, Ria. Duty demands he deny his feelings, but his heart longs for the mysterious beauty. With both their futures at stake, will Lizzie be able to keep up her façade? Or will she find the strength to share her secret and put her faith in true love?
First -- take a moment to gaze upon that compelling cover. Doesn't she have a come hither look? The tilt of her head is an invitation to follow her right into the pages of a captivating story set in Victorian England. I just loved how the author managed to transport me back in time. I soon became absorbed in a fantastically twisted tale that made a HEA seem impossible.
Lizze is such an intriguing character -- and one caught living a lie for most of the book! It takes some literary talent to make such a heroine a sympathetic one. But I got her. Despite the fact that Lizzie's desire to fulfill her dying friend's wish also proves to be beneficial for her. Even self-serving you might say. Lizzie is a multi-faceted characters layers deep. The book is worth reading just to get to know her. Add in a dashing hero, a fast-paced plot and a collection of life-like secondary characters and you have a winning read that will thrill historical romance lovers.
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