Author: Ashtyn Newbold
Series: Larkhall Letters #3
Genres: Historical Romance
Date: July 14, 2021
Publisher: Three Leaf Publishing
An innocent letter is only dangerous when it falls into the wrong hands.
Louisa Rosemeyer is a lady with no money, no parents, and, regrettably, no husband. Left with no place to go, she writes a letter to her aunt, Mrs. Irwin, asking for an invitation to live with her. Ever cautious and optimistic, Louisa hopes the trip will bring the new beginning she has been searching for.
After being forced out of his childhood home, Jack Warwick purchases Mrs. Irwin’s house, happy to be away from his family and their many squabbles. Haunted by his past, he drowns his loneliness in drink, and with it, his better judgement. When a letter arrives at his new house, addressed to the previous owner, Mrs. Irwin, from her niece, Jack writes an incoherent reply, inviting the young lady to come stay…an event which his drinking causes him to forget.
When the chaos surrounding Louisa’s untimely arrival at Jack’s house causes a scandal, there is only one way to mend her reputation: Marriage. As Jack’s feelings for Louisa grow, he realizes there is only one way to mend himself: To be loved by Louisa. Devastated to be married to a near stranger, and a scoundrel at that, Louisa closes off her heart. She has always planned to marry for love. But she quickly learns that love has plans of its own.
Looks like a great story!
Swoony ending! Loved the banter between this couple. They don’t start out on good footing and indeed, Jack appears to be quite an awful person initially so this marriage of convenience does not look promising. But they enjoy their banter as much I did. So it was wonderful to watch them progress in their relationship. Jack still had his struggles but Louisa is a positive influence. I’m glad he didn’t straighten up completely right off. It would have been unrealistic. But he does have the desire to be good forever more.
I love the idea of letters being the theme of this series. Looking forward to the next one.