Written by: Ingrid Hahn
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Entangled Publishing (March 7, 2016)
Genre: Historical Regency Romance
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He has secretly admired her from afar…
England, 1811. When John Merrick, the Earl of Corbeau, is caught in a locked storeroom with Lady Grace, he has but one choice—marry her. He cannot bear to tarnish any woman’s reputation, least of all Lady Grace’s.
She has lost everything but her dignity…
Lady Grace Landon will do anything to help her mother and sisters, crushed and impoverished by her father’s disgrace. But throwing herself into the arms of her dearest friend’s older brother to trap him in marriage? Never.
Corbeau needs to prove that he loves her, despite her father’s misdeeds. After years of being an object of scorn, not even falling in love with Corbeau alters Lady Grace’s determination to not bring her disrepute upon another. However, if they don’t realize that the greatest honor is love given freely without regard to society’s censure, they stand to lose far more than they ever imagined.
To Win a Lady's Heart by Ingrid Hahn
Lady Grace’s family social status and finances have been destroyed by her father’s actions prior to his death. Making her family social pariahs.
Lord John has always desired that Grace would stand by his side as his wife.
When they are accidently locked in a closet together John does the honorable thing and asks for Grace’s hand in marriage.
Grace would rather have John have a marriage of love than force John to make the sacrifice to save her honor.
John is socially inept in crowds, only doing well one on one, so there is a huge communication problem between John and Grace.
When it comes to a historical love story I'm all in. Swoon worthy characters make it even better.
I really enjoyed this story but around the half way through I realized that neither character was making any progress toward communication. There comes a time during a love story that one must realize the heart of other person to truly fall in love. Grace continued to push John away for over 90% of this story and that is where you lost me. That is also what this story was missing to make it an amazing read for me; the believability of these two people truly loving each other if neither had a clue of the other's heart.
I received this copy of To Win A Lady's Heart from Entangled Publishing in exchange for a honest review.
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