Author: Sally Britton
Series: Branches of Love #6
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: March 26, 2019
Publisher: Blue Water Books
A gentleman lacking direction and a vicar’s daughter full of conviction have little in common. But as their friendship grows, so do deeper feelings.
Harry Devon, son of a wealthy gentleman who cared more for money than his family, has returned to the family estate at last. Without direction, and lacking the knowledge necessary to run his estate, Harry is prepared to leave it to others to make the difficult decisions. Until he meets the vicar’s daughter.
Augusta Ames, who much prefers the childhood nickname Daisy, is preparing to open a school for daughters of poor tenant farmers. In the habit of serving others, Daisy determines to help Harry find his path and place in their community. When he embraces her plan with enthusiasm, their friendship begins to blossom into something more.
But the Devon legacy is regarded with suspicion, thanks to the greed and cruelty of Harry’s late father. When the neighborhood finds reason to turn on Harry, will Daisy trust her heart enough to love him still?
A lovely ending to this series. I’m glad Harry got his story too. I love the way the sisters bonded together to give Harry the opportunity to not become like his father. The sibling bond with them is wonderful. Without his siblings, he would likely have turned out as awful as his father.
I loved Daisy and her outspokenness. I’m not sure she was that frank with other people in her village but she was willing to dish it out to Harry to show him how to be a good landowner and person. Harry was lost in life before Daisy gave him a purpose. And I loved how Harry was willing to take it all on. Once he was shown what was needed he was all in. They make a wonderful team and the ending of the book hints at even greater things in their future. I was a bit amused that in a world where women are required to sit back and let their husbands run everything, that Daisy lead out in everything including their personal relationship. She was quite bold for a woman in her time. I love that.
I also liked that though Mr. Haskett was not the man of Daisy’s dreams he was still a good man. He was willing to speak of his own mistakes before the entire congregation and in so doing righted a huge wrong. I kept waiting for him to suddenly be shown to be a bad person or at least an unbending chauvinist but nope. He was a good man. Just not Daisy’s man.
I’ve enjoyed this series and I’m sorry to say good-bye to these characters.
No sex, language or violence