About An Unexpected Bride
A marriage of convenience, an honorable gentleman, and the secrets of a mysterious young lady…
Eleanor Claridge had it all. A family that loved her, a secret romance with a handsome soldier, and a beautiful home in the seaside town of Brighton. Although her father did not approve of her suitor, she found no fault in him. With respect to her father’s wishes, she paused to examine his character.
But it was too late.
Abducted and taken to Scotland under the ruse of a happy elopement, Eleanor was forced to marry the wicked man she had once loved.
And now she has a chance to escape.
Widowed and alone, she flees on the first coach back to Brighton with her young son, vowing never to marry or trust another man again. But when her reputation and the safety of her child are questioned, she has no choice but to enter into a marriage of convenience with Mr. Henry Beaumont, whose kindness and inviting blue eyes leave her questioning if love is such a dreadful notion after all.
Ashtyn Newbold has such a way with Regency period romance. I love the way she does her characters. And her plots are amazing. This author’s books really suck the reader into the story line!
There are so many great things about this one. I’m going to start with Eleanor. It was fun for me, as a reader, to get to read this book from Eleanor’s perspective. Eleanor is a character that went missing in A Convenient Engagement, and I wondered at the time what happened to her. I loved Eleanor. She has had to fight her way to where she is at the start of this book. It hasn’t been easy, but for her and her son, Arthur, it’s been necessary.
Then there’s Henry. Henry is a good man. He goes out of his way to marry Eleanor when there appears to be no way to protect her and Arthur from her late husband’s father. He is kind, and loving to both Arthur and Eleanor. I liked him from the very start when he rescued them from the rainstorm.
I liked the plot of this one. There is danger lurking around every corner from Arthur’s grandfather. The reader never knows when he will strike or who will be involved.
This is a great Regency romance, you’ll love reading!
I was sent an e-copy of An Unexpected Bride as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.
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