What begins as a pleasant holiday with a new friend in Brighton quickly turns to devastation for Anabelle Milton when she receives the tragic news: her parents are dead. Turned out of the only home she’s ever known, Anabelle is sent to live with an aunt and uncle who are strangers to her. Heartbroken, she arrives at Bellingham Cottage, a cozy home on the sprawling grounds of the Bellingham estate, to find an unexpectedly warm welcome—not only from her own family but also from the family of their aristocratic neighbors, Lord and Lady Bellingham.
Anabelle soon attracts the attention of the heirs of Bellingham—brothers who, though connected by blood, could not be more different. As she slowly begins to distance herself from the polite and obedient young woman her mother trained her to be, Anabelle is free for the first time to choose her own path. She knows she must be true to herself, even if it means risking unrequited love—but can she trust that the gentleman who has stolen her heart will not break it?
My thoughts: I liked that this story was unique. Anabelle is a typical young woman during the Regency era, trying to make a good match and appease her parents. When she finds out that both of her parents have passed away while she is visiting friends, it alters the course of her future. Now, thrown out of her comfort zone, she just might find out who she is and discover that true love and a good match can be found.
Anabelle is an unconventional character. I enjoyed that about her. This is a delightful Regency era story to pick up!
I received this book from the publisher. This is my honest review.
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