Monday, February 25, 2013
The Heiress of Winterwood
I'm afraid that I am a sucker for pretty covered historical fiction.;) Hence, why I picked this one up!
Amelia Barrett is to be the sole owner of Winterwood on her 24th birthday, giving she is married by that magical age. Her uncle and aunt have found her a "suitable" spouse in Edward, but Amelia doubts the goodness of her fiance's heart when he refuses to allow her to fulfill a promise to her dead friend to take care of Kathrine's daughter. When the baby's father returns home from sea with a bag full of regrets, Amelia decides the only way to save both the baby and her inheritance is to propose to Graham.
I thought this was going to be another one of those "marriage of convenience that magically turns to love after the vows are said" books. It wasn't quite, which I appreciated. It had a decent message about God, but I wasn't to impressed with the character development. I also was rather disgusted with Amelia's cousin, but I won't spoil that.
I would only give this one three out of five stars.
Received from Netgalley for my honest review.