Isabelle has high hopes for her arranged marriage with one of the most eligible bachelors of new money, but her dreams are dashed by her husband's cold demeanor and working long hours at his textile mill.
Not your typical sweet period romance, this book follows Isabelle as she goes from a naïve bride, to a woman of grace and determination. There was so much to love about this book, I loved the friendships that Isabelle formed with the staff, the Kenworthys, as well as their devotion to Alec. I admired Isabelle for going all in and doing her best to support and love her husband despite her situation, as well as learning to stand up for herself.
Overall, this was a well written read, with excellent characters, and a strong admirable heroine. I especially loved dear Glory, with her innocent exuberance for life and open heartedness, yet not immune to her own struggles. I think that the choice not to show Alec's point of view helped me to understand what Isabelle was going through better. Though not what I expected, this was a worthy read, with a strong heroine, that I really enjoyed.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.