Lavinia Ellison is the Reverend's daughter, she knows everyone in town and is concerned for their well being. Lavini is determined to convince the Earl of Hawkesbury to improve the condition of the tenant housing.
Lord Nicholas of Hawkesbury assumes Lavinia to be a servant upon their first meeting from astride a high horse, figuratively and literally, but is enchanted by her gift for music. As he get's to know Lavinia better, it is hard not to find her passion for helping others infectious, but he has his own pain and guilt that he carries from the war. Will he let it get in the way of making things right?
I loved the witty dialog that Nicholas and Lavinia share whenever they are together. Lavinia is intelligent, determined, and compassionate, she doesn't care for the airs of high society and believes that every life is of value.
I like that Nicholas rushes to Lavinia's aid many a time, and he does what he can to right the damage that he unintentionally caused. He is torn between duty and honor, still fighting the ghosts that haunt him.
The title of this book is so fitting, as it is how Nicholas comes to think of Lavinia in his head. I loved the setting, characters, and clever dialog. Filled with touches of humor and well written characters that I wanted to cheer for the whole way through, along with some colorful side characters. I loved this read from beginning to end, it was thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable, and I never once thought that any of it dragged.
Nicholas' journey was my favorite, because he finds new life and freedom, along with a fresh perspective and attitude. And his faith goes from being for show and image to genuine and real.
Overall, a fantastic read. It's already on my favorites of 2017 list! Highly recommend this amazing book!
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Carolyn Miller lives in New South Wales, Australia, with her husband and four children. A longtime lover of Regency romance, Carolyn's novels have won a number of RWA and ACFW contests. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Australasian Christian Writers.