|If this book were described in colors they would be a grey-blue, and dusty coral. |
This engaging and winsome novel takes place in Scarborough, Yorkshire England, where many go to partake of the healing waters, but the Prices have gone to hide.Chase Dearborn, earl of Allyndale, has also sought refuge in the crowded tourist town, hoping to distract his sister from an unworthy suitor- a young dandy with more coats in his closet than sense in his head; Algernon Whitaker Price.
Whitaker happens to have a sister who is befriended by Phoebe Dearborn, and noticed by Allyndale himself, for the service performed.
For Meredee Price, Scarborough is useful for more than a hideaway or a chance to take the waters; for here she hopes to fulfill a promise she made to her father on his deathbed, by finishing his lifelong quest.
Chase and Meredee grow close as they- with Phoebe- spend time together ambling along the shore, visiting the spas, and even joining forces to hunt down the elusive incarnata.
Will their bond prove strong enough to weather the gales of deceit and betrayal when Meredee's connection to the unwelcome "popinjay" is revealed?
Lessons are learned as each character realizes that pretending to be someone you're not only brings burden, the blessings of putting others before yourself, trying to control those around you will only sow discord, and that nothing is too insignificant for prayer; God hears (and answers) every one.
I thoroughly enjoyed this seaside adventure of love and the importance of family.
Regina has outdone herself.
Friday, January 23, 2015
The Irresistible Earl