on December 4, 2018
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A lady with a noble mission. A duke looking for redemption. A forbidden love that cannot be denied…
Lady Daphne Hallworth is ready to celebrate the holidays with her family. But when they accidentally leave her home alone, Daphne uses the time to work on her dream—opening a home for unwed mothers. But her quest isn’t problem-free: She’s in a battle to win the property for the home against her brother’s best friend-turned-enemy, Paul Barstowe, Duke of Southart. And that’s not all: someone has stolen her personal diary, which holds secrets that could devastate her family. Daphne has always harbored private feelings for the man her family scorns…though perhaps striking a bargain with the handsome Duke will solve both their problems?
Paul, long considered good for nothing, aims to open a hospital to honor his brother and restore his reputation. So when a conflict over the land brings him straight into Daphne’s life, they make a deal: He will help her find her diary if Daphne can change her family’s opinion of him. But before he can win her family’s affection, he has to win hers first. Maybe love was the answer to their family feud all along?
~~Reviewed by Shell~~
Well, what can I say, this book was brilliant and one that I can highly recommend? This is the first time I have read this author and she is one that I will be reading again.
At some point in our lives we’ve kept a journal (diary) where we put all our secrets, and could you imagine if the journal went into the wrong hands it could be devastating for your family, this was the dilemma that faced Daphne, and Daphne being the feisty woman that she is had a plan to get the journal back…but as we know no matter how much you plan something will go wrong or in Daphne’s case she comes face to face with Paul who was a friend of her brother’s.
I simply adored Daphne and Paul, and my heart just melted when Paul called Daphne Moonbeam (sigh). Of course, the path to their HEA wasn’t easy and at times this was tested.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
I will give 5/5 stars, if I could I would love to give more.