by Grace Fletcher
Kindle, 70 pages, published August 14, 2016
Georgina Williams is in dire circumstances. Not only is she mourning the recent loss of her father, but she is also now trapped and mistreated in her own home by her conniving stepmother Edith and her stepsister Laura.
As a temporary reprieve, Georgina goes for long walks in the countryside. One day, quite by accident, she bumps into an old childhood neighbor and friend, John Crampton, the Duke of Stanford.
John can sense all is not right as the disheveled Georgina is not the smiling, happy girl he remembers. The more time he spends with her, the more his feelings towards Georgina grow. As a widower and father, he is expected to find a wife and Georgina, to him, is perfect.
Without any regard for Georgina, Edith comes up with a devious plan to solve her own financial problems and enable her daughter, Laura, to marry.
John learns of these schemes through his family connections. Will he take courage and intervene in the affairs of another household? Even though all is not as it appears, will John listen to his own heart and rescue Georgina before it is too late?
First response: A typical little Regency romance. My favorite character is Beatrice! I'm sure I'll have more to say in my full review.