Author: Joanna Barker
Series: Promise of Forever After #2
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: August 5, 2020
He stole her inheritance. She stole his heart.
Daphne Windham has depended upon one thing her entire life: inheriting her beloved great-aunt’s estate, Cheriton Hall. With her mother desperate to marry her off to the highest bidder, Daphne is relieved to escape to Cheriton for the summer—until she learns that her aunt has decided upon a different heir entirely. Cole Everard, the steward’s son and Daphne’s childhood friend. Former friend, that is.
Raised on the grounds of Cheriton, Cole Everard never imagined he would be named heir, but he is determined to prove himself worthy of the position. Unfortunately, that is easier said than done, especially when Daphne arrives claiming he is anything but worthy. Instead of their close friendship, Cole is met with cold indifference—which would sting much less if he wasn’t entirely in love with her…
Hurt and betrayed, Daphne believes her only choice is to undermine her new rival and reclaim what is rightfully hers. But that plan becomes increasingly difficult, what with Cole’s infuriating charm and kindness. When fate offers Daphne a second chance, will she take it or risk it all for the promise of love?
Sweet clean romance. I love the uniting thread between the books in this series. These lovely school girlfriends who make a pact and are a support to each other as they have trials in life. They pass around a bracelet to whoever is most in need of it. It always seems to end up with the person who needs it most. It is an enjoyable series.
I love Ms. Barker’s writing style and enjoyed reading this story. It is about a young woman with disappointed hopes, a caring aunt and awful parents. And a very handsome childhood friend of course. Perfect length for an evening’s read.
No sex, language or violence