Audience: Historical Romance
Length: 260 pages
Author: Heidi Kimball
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: August 9th, 2021
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An arranged marriage was never what Callum Darrington, future Duke of Edinbane, imagined for himself. But with the well-being of his uncle’s family hanging in the balance, Callum strikes a bargain with his father and reluctantly agrees to tie himself to a stranger. The reality of the lovely Lady Katherine is more than he could have hoped for, and their wedding heralds a bright new future for the couple—until Callum discovers his father deliberately deceived him. Callum lashes out, setting in motion heartbreak not even he could have foreseen.
Four years later, Callum is ready to piece together the marriage he so carelessly destroyed. But their years apart have hardened Kate: she is not the naive and trusting young woman she once was, and she has no intention of allowing Callum a foothold in her life or her heart. Despite her coldness, Callum works to regain her trust and rebuild their marriage, not realizing Kate harbors a secret that could change everything—and this time, there is much more at stake than just her heart.
First, lets acknowledge that absolutely BEAUTIFUL cover that I can’t stop staring at as I’m writing this review.
Secondly, lets acknowledge the absolutely BEUATIFUL story this book holds.
Callum and Kate are these flawed souls who have hardened hearts from a mistake Callum made and grief Kate had to go through alone. Within the first few chapters I found myself captivated and completely upset at what was already happening. When things moved a few years later, I got to read a story full of raw and real commitment to fixing what was a charming beginning.
“I’d come to expect that if I waited to love someone until they were perfect. I’d never love anyone at all”
I couldn’t get enough of either of these characters and am so grateful that there’s points of view from both of them. There were many moments I loved having both sides from. My heart ached, leaped for joy, and made me feel every emotion across the spectrum. Along with the romance this was a story of forgiveness. Of a willingness to see someone at their lowest and rising together with a tighter bond. If you want to be transported to Scotland without ever stepping on a plane, if you want a romance that is engaging and tender, this is the book you need in your hands.
Overall audience notes:
- Historical romance
- Language: none
- Romance: kisses to closed door scene
- Trigger/Content Warnings: spousal abandonment, stillborn child