Saturday, October 19, 2013

Reluctant Courtship


Reluctant Courtship is the final book in the Daughters of Bainbridge House series by Laurie Alice Eakes.  Honore Bainbridge has shamed her family with two scandalous suitors, one a murderer and one a traitor.  She has been banished to the country estate and discovers that her father intended her to marry an American who just became one of the richest earls in the area.  He is her only hope to become respectable and accepted by society again.  Lord Ashmoor has no desire to become attached with a woman with a tarnished reputation and immediately rejects Honore.  Lord Ashmoor is suspected of smuggling because of his American heritage and his father is rumored to be a murderer.  He vows to find a respectable wife and clear his father’s name and discover the real smuggler. Honore vows to help Lord Ashmoor whatever the cost, which brings Lord Ashmoor’s wall of prejudice against her to come crumbling down. 

This is the last book in a trilogy, but I read it as a standalone and it wasn’t confusing at all.  I have read two other books by Laurie Alice Eakes and absolutely loved them.  This book was excellent and I could not put it down.  Honore is a very likeable heroine and my heart went out to her need of redemption after her past mistakes.  I have read several novels that took place in America during the Revolutionary War, but this is the first one I have read that took place in Great Britain during the war.  It was very interesting.  This book is full of wonderful characters and anyone who reads this will adore the loyal Miss Morrow.  I love how this novel demonstrates that though we strive for the approval of people, God’s approval and forgiveness is all we need as his children.  This book has a great love story and is full of intrigue and adventure.  Very satisfying and enjoyable! 

Provided by the Publisher for Review

Available October 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
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