A Love for All Time (Men of Valor, book 1)


As a second son, Colonel Quinn Beckham is quite satisfied with his career as an English secret agent. Taking dangerous chances for the Crown suits him just fine. Then he suddenly inherits his late brother’s title as Earl of Rosemont, a rundown estate, crumbling under its debts, and what’s more troubling, two young nieces. How is he supposed to raise them, repair the estate, and pay the debts, while continuing his dangerous work for the Crown? Lady Cassandra Worth never intended to marry, but her elderly widowed Grandmother decides to play matchmaker before she passes. To protect Cassie, she offers Quinn a wealth of money and Cassie’s hand in marriage. Suddenly Cassie finds herself married, and Lady of Rosemont, in charge of a neglected estate and two young girls.

Regency historical fans rejoice! Ms. Landon dishes up a creative tale beginning a new series focusing on men of valor. To judge by this first book, the series is off to a good start! A few subtle issues distract from what is otherwise a solid story. More showing instead of telling and a greater variety of vocabulary—fewer repeated words within paragraphs and a few more rounds of editing would create a more enjoyable reading experience. More detailed descriptions of characters and their surroundings and a clearer sense of time throughout would further enhance the story. However, these are minor flaws and only minimally distract from a pleasant book. Cassie and Quinn lay the foundation of a great new series for regency readers!

Emerson Matthews