STORY: She Can’t Forget Him… Jane Charlotte Danes has loved the squire of her idyllic country town for as long as she can remember. He is good, kind, and alluring beyond words… and he chose to marry another. Tired of dwelling on her futile longings, Jane plans a move to Bath, where she dreams of a new beginning. But the man who has so imprisoned her heart is only a few steps behind…
He Can’t Let Her Go…
Until now, Matthew Cleaves has endeavored to meet the responsibilities of his position with dignity and good spirits–including his dutiful marriage. But when his wife leaves him for another man, Matthew is at last free to pursue his one true love. Only one vital question remains: will the captivating, stubborn, beautiful Jane allow him the challenge, and the pleasure, of winning her back?
REVIEW: Biddestone England – 1899
Miss Jane Charlotte Davis lives in Marksville House with her sister, Monica and her husband, Thomas. She has been in love with Squire Matthew Cleaves since she was a child.
Matthew married another woman who ended up leaving him to be with her lover. Even with his pain, he tries to carry on with life. The prosperity of the town of Biddestone depends upon him.
Things between Jane and Matthew have been strained. Jane is also angry that Matthew has been so devastated by his wife’s infidelity and she would like to see him stop brooding and get a grip on his life again.
Jane was the caregiver for her mother for many years. The woman was hateful and difficult and unthankful to Jane. Now that her mother has passed away, Jane has decided that she wants to move to Bath to live in the home that was left to her by her father. She plans on working there and will take her maid, Jeannie, with her to be her companion.
Once in Bath, Jane find a boarding house for children where she wants to volunteer her help. The children she sees there don’t seem happy and that upsets her.
When Matthew and Jane meet up in Bath, he is happy to do what he can to help Jane get a job providing what help she can to the children in the boarding house. Their togetherness sparks an attraction that has always simmered between them. This realization is what makes Matthew decide that he must finally take action and divorce his wife.
Jane is a very independent young woman and while she loves Matthew, she knows she will not be content to just be a wife. She needs to be involved with helping people.
Will there be a future for their relationship?
This is a clever and clean story which I enjoyed. I’m sure other readers will as well.
Complimentary copy provided by the publisher
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