Reviews - Historical

In the mid-1800s, Mary, a young widow with three children marries her brother-in-law Frederick Law Olmsted to provide stability for her family. While her new husband labors intently on designing and building Central Park in New York City, Mary focuses on her family.

Since an accident took the lives of both her parents, Elanor Huxley has found herself a penniless orphan on the outskirts of society. Now living with her self-centered cousins, she focuses her efforts on saving and investing what little funds she has left with the hopes of one day having a quiet life on her own in the country.

Blayne MacNeil knows he should just walk away from the impertinent miss who insists on employing him as a bodyguard. When he decides to turn her down in person, he’s taken off guard when she adds fake fiancé to his role. He has been in hiding for nearly two decades and announcing even a faux connection could lead to his being charged with murder.

Delphie Ballard is importuned by an overeager suitor while she’s struggling to help her brother cover up her father’s treasonous letter. She manages to discourage him, but her reputation doesn’t survive it, and she’s banished to the country. Revolutionary supporter Charles, Lord Kingsdown, narrowly escaped the violence in France and must now make his permanent home in England.

Lieutenant Colonel Gabriel “Gabe” Smith hears the stunning news his cousin has died leaving no heirs, so he is now Earl Farnworth. Gabe must go to Lancashire in order to claim the earldom, so leaves his military life behind. Emma Crompton, formerly the Countess of Farnworth, along with her daughter, must move out of Thicketford Manor, but instead, they move to the attic.

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