A READER'S OPINION
Beautiful and descriptive writing! The setting in 1890s Florida is one I haven't come across in a book, at least not written so I felt like I was there. Landra Andrews has a secret, one that is keeping her from living the life she should. William Cavendish is as handsome and kind as he seems. But love is not so simple for Landra who imagined, and wanted, a different kind of life. I was impressed with the writer's detail of life in the South. She brought everything to life so vividly. The relationships didn't feel as strong as I expected, and the main characters seemed out of step with each other at times. The mystery wasn't as much of a mystery as I thought it would be, and this story read more like a historical work infused with a few romantic elements. That part I didn't mind because I really enjoyed the history the author wrote into the novel. I think I would have felt the romance more if the main characters had more of a connection. The prize of this story and the author's writing, is the setting and her beautiful descriptions. It is a nice page turner that readers of the genre are sure to enjoy.
Star Rating: 3 1/2 Stars | Content Rating: 3 1/2 Hearts | Reviewed by: Kaylie Morgan
Twenty-year-old Landra Andrews is as brazen and unique as her first name. Although educated and well-connected, she is trapped by a dark secret from her past. She fears the rest of her life will be decidedly prosaic, until a dashing young man inherits a neighboring farm and sweeps her off her feet. William Cavendish is a second son from an old Southern family. A gentleman in conduct and an artist at heart, he has sown his wild oats in the years he spent abroad and is ready to settle down. He is taken with well-spoken, headstrong Landra from their first meeting, and his heart for her only grows. William seems to be everything Landra has dreamed of but never dared to believe she could have—handsome, kind, and well-bred—but when they are wed, she soon finds herself in all-too-familiar surroundings, toiling once more against land that won’t yield. Her restless spirit and iron will rebel against her discontent, and when a lover from her youth returns, she finds herself torn between two very different men. Will the mistakes of her past destroy her hope for the future?
Print Length: 237 pages
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Publication Date: August 31, 2016
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