RANDOM RETRO READ DAY!
A DEFENSE OF HONOR
When Katherine 'Kit' FitzGilbert turned her back on London society more than a decade ago, she determined never to set foot in a ballroom again. But when business takes her to London she's forced to run for her life, she stumbles upon not only a glamorous ballroom but also Graham, Lord Wharton. What should have been a chance encounter becomes much more as Graham embarks on a search for his friend's missing sister and is convinced Kit knows more about the girl than she's telling.
After meeting Graham, Kit finds herself wishing things could have been different for the first time in her life, but what she wants can't matter. Long ago, she dedicated herself to helping women escape the same scorn that drove her from London and to raising innocent children caught in the crossfire. But as much as she desperately wishes to tell Graham everything, the risk of revealing the truth may come at too high a price for those she loves.
I am reading this series from the inside out -- started with the second book, then the novella -- which comes between the first and second book and finally landed on Defense of Honor where it all begins. Now I'm anxiously awaiting the release of A Pursuit of Home which comes out next week. All that to say...
Eeeeeepppppp!!!! I'm in a full-blown, tailspinning Regency swoon!!!! Electrified by a tizzy of post-reading aftershocks while my anticipation for Jess's story has me in a permanent twitterpated state. Phew! This is me brimming with Regency Euphoria. :-)
Love Kit and Graham's story!!! The first time they meet is absolute perfection -- intriguing, mysterious, playful. Lighthearted banter with an undercurrent of urgency. Be still my heart! I went into rabid reader mode and didn't come up for air until I finished the book.
Kit is so determined and resourceful, but she has a vulnerable side too. As dedicated as she is to the women and children she serves, there's a part of her that yearns for what she's exiled herself from -- her own happily ever after. And her spiritual epiphany is so touching! Grace versus works and placing complete trust in the Lord really challenge her and I love the way Graham helps her figure things out.
Speaking of Lord Wharton! Prepare your fainting couches! Grab your smelling salts and a fan or two and be prepared to be be swept off your feet. His pursuit of Kit is toe-curling and the rambunctious way he plays with the children....I have no words. He's not perfect, mind you and comes to his own reckoning, but he is Kit's perfect match. If only she realized that!
A scrumptiously delightful must-read for Regency lovers who enjoy an inspirational romance.
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