November 22, 2015
Rosabel loves her cousins and wishes that her uncle and aunt cared for her even just a little bit. When her uncle informs her, she is to be married to a Duke that she has never met. When she figures out that the only reason Graham married her was to provide a mother for his daughter, she is shocked but after meeting the little girl, who desperately misses her only living parent, Rosabel becomes determined to be the mother the girl desperately needs. Rosabel though a shy woman not willing to makes waves grows in to her maturity and strength in such a gradual way to make it believable. She willing to do anything for that little girl including going to the wall with her husband, Graham.
Graham struggles with his loyalty to his wife and his friend and his growing feelings for his new wife as well as his fear of her rejecting him. Again the author did a great job of making the progression of the character believable and 3 dimensional.
Forgotten & Remembered is a well written regency romance with no editing issues that I noticed. I enjoyed reading the story and look forward to reading other stories in the series. I am also glad to have found this book for the potential future reading choice of my 12-year-old granddaughter. All of the positives of this story make it easy to give Forgotten & Remembered a 4-star rating.
In the process of getting the publishing details for this review and journaling for Forgotten & Remembered I discovered that there are 3 (Amazon and Goodreads) different covers for this book. The one on this review is the one that came with my version of Forgotten & Remembered. I am not a fan of this cover and that is all I plan to say on the subject of the many covers.
I purchased this book back in 2016 and since then they have changed the blurb on Amazon. I don’t care for the beginning of either blurb but the nuts and bolts of both blurbs are decent.
One night, they found themselves under some mistletoe.
Now, he owes her a kiss. And she is determined to claim it.
HIS HEART TORN in two, Graham Astor, Duke of Kensington, mourns his wife. As he distances himself from everything that reminds him of happier days lost forever, he comes to realize that there is one thing he cannot run from.
Graham needs a new wife, if only for the sake of his daughter.
DISILLUSIONED WITH LOVE, Rosabel only wishes to not remain a burden to her uncle’s family much longer. After seeing her parents’ love turn against them, Rosabel dreams of an independent life as a governess.
But then a stranger asks for her hand in marriage, and to her utter shock her uncle instantly agrees.
Will Rosabel find love after all? Or will the memory of Graham’s late wife keep him from finding happiness?
***This is not a tale of love at first sight. This is a story of two wounded people, who need to find the strength to face their fears and overcome them in order to find their happily-ever-after. A story filled with drama, joy, emotional turmoil as well as a touch of mystery, that will make you laugh and cry and scream at the characters. A clean Regency Romance with some sizzle!
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