Four young ladies, two married, one widowed all very well established financially. The only single girl is Mercedes of a respectable lineage but unfortunately with very little money.
The four girls developed a deep friendship whilst schooling in Switzerland, sent there by their families for various reasons. Aurora, the widowed girl has eschewed marriage ever again after escaping a monster who tormented her throughout the marriage. Now being pursued by Lord Castlewick she is determined not to marry him but he though determined to marry her, with the sole intention of obtaining some land which was lost to his family, is nevertheless attracted to Mercy in a way that he does not seem to be able to waive off.
The story which ends happily for Mercedes and neatly, had a degree of sexual violence which jarred slightly with the rest of the book. This story is of course just one and I now want definitely to read what happened to bring Poppy and Rhys together.
Sent by Kensington Books for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.
I would probably read it but I'm hesitant because of the mention of sexual violence. That said, the fact that you want to read what happened to other characters has me putting it on the TBR list.ReplyDelete
Marriage was a different affair long ago, almost like a business agreement.ReplyDelete
Sounds good, not the violence thoughReplyDelete