This storyline is nothing new but is sweet nonetheless. This is the first installment of the Bedwyn series. Colonel Lord Aidan Bedwyn made a promise to a dying captail in the French Army that he would take care of the solder’s spinster sister. However, Eve Morris refuses any help from Aidan even though her world is crashing down on her. Eve’s repulsive cousin Cecil, is about to throw her and her unusual “house guests” out in the streets without some assistance. Aidan vows to honor his promise to Captain Morris and weds Eve as a matter of convenience. Even though Eve is in love with a missing neighbor, she agrees to the marriage in order to save her home. In the process, both Eve and Aiden realize that the marriage may not simply be one of convenience.
This is a well written and beautiful story of love surrendered. I have read several of Ms. Balogh’s books and really enjoy how she not only fleshes out the characters but allows the reader to make up their own mind if the characters are worthy or not.
Thanks to Tantor for sending me this audio in exchange for a honest review.