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“Yes, I am happy too, no matter what Mama may say—” She bit off her words with a look of consternation.
I looked at her pointedly. “No matter what Mama may say?”
Her cheeks turned pink, and she shook her head, as if advising me not to press the matter. But I did not let things go easily.
“What would your mother have to say about my visit? Did she truly not know I was coming?”
Julanne Donaldson’s Blackmoore was just the kind of historical romance I was looking for at the time. I was taken by the setting, the romance, and desperately wanted that happily-ever-after for the protagonist. I devoured this one in one evening and though I lost a little sleep, I regret nothing. Read my mini-review of this one here. Cover is linked to Goodreads.
“Kate Worthington knows her heart and she knows she will never marry. Her plan is to travel to India instead—if only to find peace for her restless spirit and to escape the family she abhors. But Kate’s meddlesome mother has other plans. She makes a bargain with Kate: India, yes, but only after Kate has secured—and rejected—three marriage proposals.
Kate journeys to the stately manor of Blackmoore determined to fulfill her end of the bargain and enlists the help of her dearest childhood friend, Henry Delafield. But when it comes to matters of love, bargains are meaningless and plans are changeable. There on the wild lands of Blackmoore, Kate must face the truth that has kept her heart captive. Will the proposal she is determined to reject actually be the one thing that will set her heart free?“