I was so excited for Sarah M. Eden's newest book to be released--and even though it was not available for my Nook, I bought it anyway. And I am happy to report I was not disappointed by The Kiss of a Stranger! Eden's fun sense of humor remains in full play in this book (love the whole fairy cakes episode), despite a heroine who has suffered greatly at the hands of an unkind uncle. Definitely a fun, worthwhile read.
When Crispin, Lord Cavratt, thoroughly and scandalously kisses a serving woman in the garden of a country inn, he assumes the encounter will be of no consequence. But he couldn’t be more mistaken— the maid is not only a lady of birth, she’s the niece of a very large, exceptionally angry gentleman, who claims Crispin has compromised his niece beyond redemption. The dismayed young lord has no choice but to marry Miss Catherine Thorndale, who lacks both money and refinement and assumes all men are as vicious as her guardian uncle. Trapped between an unwanted marriage and a hasty annulment, which would leave his reputation tainted and Catherine’s utterly ruined, Crispin begins guiding his wife’s transformation from a socially petrified country girl to a lady of society. Their unfolding relationship reveals encouraging surprises for both of them, and privately, each of them wonders if theirs may become a true marriage of the heart. But their hopes are dashed when forces conspire to split asunder what fate has granted, and as a battle of wits escalates into a life-threatening confrontation, will it be possible for Crispin and Catherine to live happily ever after?
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PS, If anyone has a copy of Sarah Eden's book Seeking Persephone, I would love to borrow/buy it!
Scripture of the Day: Alma 27:18