Author: Sarah M. Eden
Series: Jonquil Brothers #6
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: Audio, eBook, Print
Date: October 1, 2017
From the moment they met, Marjie’s heart has belonged to handsome Captain Stanley Jonquil, younger brother of the Earl of Lampton. But six long months ago, when Stanley’s sense of honor required that he do as he had sworn and return to the Continent to fight in defense of King and country, neither Stanley nor Marjie could have dreamed what the cost of his service would be.
It has been ages since Stanley last wrote, and Marjie and the Jonquil family are plagued by his unknown fate—until the day he unexpectedly reappears. Marjie’s joy, however, is quickly shadowed by confusion—the aloof, battle-worn soldier before her is not the man he once was. In the wake of Stanley’s blatant disinterest in renewing their acquaintance, Marjie’s devastation turns to determination as she vows to help him find peace. But his scars run far deeper than anyone realizes.
Despite his feelings for her, Stanley believes Marjie deserves a man whose hands are not stained with the violence of battlefields and whose mind and heart are not haunted by the horrors he has seen. Honor requires Stanley to return once more to the life he has grown to despise, one he knows will destroy him in the end, even as his heart beckons him to stay with Marjie, the only woman he could ever love, and the promise, at last, of redemption.
There was so much about this book that I absolutely loved! But I think one of the best things was the Character development in this book! They both change so much in the course of this story and it is amazing! Loved it! Can’t wait for all the others!
I couldn’t put this book down it was super good and your right there is a lot about this book to like!!!
I really liked the character development as well!! I love all the Jonquil brother books their super good and I strongly recommend them!!!
While One Fine Gentleman made me laugh through out, For Love or Honor was the emotional opposite. This book is so much harder to read than the others in this series. I had tears in my eyes through most of it and those spilled over more than once. If I had read this book first, I’m not sure that I would have read the rest of the series because this was emotionally so taxing. Stanley was such a broken spirit it was just heart breaking. And even though it was killing him, he still sought to give what he could to others. Because that is what Jonquils do. Unfortunately he wasn’t always able to see what he needed to give to his loved ones and there we have the conflict of the story.
As always I love the brothers and always wish we spent more time with them all together. They are just so fun. I really felt like meeting of the brothers in the gatehouse was the only lighthearted part of the book. It came as a much needed relief to my heart and made me smile through out that encounter. Pluck was also some comic relief but there was always a little sadness around him too.
The chapter with Caroline loving Stanley’s hurt away was killer to my heart. I would have enjoyed more of her in the story as well.
There were a couple story threads left hanging. I didn’t mind the thread to set up Holy Harry’s story but the thread with Sorrel was killer to not have resolved in this book. How long do I have to wait until the next one comes out? I hate waiting…. But totally worth the wait.