STORY: One Good Friend Deserves a Lover…
Lady Eleanor Palmer, a practical young widow, wants a family of her own. Her first marriage was an adventurous disaster, so this time, nothing but the most proper sort of man will do. Absolutely not who she’s looking for? The impulsive, roguish Duke of Hampshire…even though she has secretly loved him as long as she can remember.
Nicholas Langford, the Duke of Hampshire, has always relied on Eleanor’s humor and good sense. Who else would guide him through a scandal with laughter and grace? He would do anything to ensure his old friend’s happiness—even help Eleanor find a suitable new husband.
As Eleanor makes plans for a new life without him at its center, Nicholas realizes the depth of his own feelings. But he can offer Eleanor nothing she thinks she wants. How can he convince her he is everything she truly desires?
REVIEW: London – 1801
Lady Eleanor (Ellie) Palmer, age 30, has been living with her brother, Sidney, the Marquess of Athelney, and his wife, Mariah, for some time now after becoming widowed three years ago. Ellie realizes that it is time that she goes on with her life, find a husband, and start a family. In addition, she feels she needs to give her brother and his wife the privacy they need as they bond with their new baby.
Nicholas Langford, the Duke of Hampshire, is an old friend of Ellie and Sidney. Ellie will be staying at Nicholas’s mother’s home while she is away as Ellie enters the Season. Ellie is looking for a very proper husband and offers to help find a wife for Nicholas.
As Nicholas and Ellie spend more time together, they remember some of the fun times they had as children. When Nicholas learns that Ellie’s late husband. Palmer, had quickly spent her dowry money and then sold her pianoforte to pay his debts, he decided to surprise her and buy her a new one. Ellie is totally thrilled.
They both realize that they are attracted to one another but cannot seem to let go and show their affections. Ellie wants to marry and have a family and Nicholas knows he needs to marry and start a family.
Is there a way these two stubborn people can let go and express their affection for one another? Is there hope for them to get married and be happy together?
Once again, Theresa Romain has written a clever and humorous novel that grabs the reader from the first to the last page. Come enjoy the fun and read this delightful novella.
Complimentary copy provided by the author
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