Friday 20 September 2019

A Discovering Diamonds review of Gloved Heart: A Regency Romance by Charlotte Brentwood

Gloved Heart: A Regency Romance (Hearts of Amberley)

"I enjoyed the characters and soon became immersed in wanting to know what happened to them"


(Hearts of Amberley Book 2)



"Amy Miller is struggling to come to terms with her new life as a mother while being a reluctant guest in a rigid gentry household. A victim of abuse, she is determined to never trust a man again. Henry Russell has loved Amy for as long as he can remember, but his family want nothing to do with her. A chance encounter with Amy rekindles a friendship which might save both of them. The discovery of a secret which holds the key to Amy’s past will change them forever, and jeopardise any chance they have for happiness. Can Henry show Amy that true love will give her everything she could ever need?"

Amy has been seduced by the son of her employer, leaving her 'in trouble', in more ways than one. She manages to find refuge with another family, however, and gives birth to her child. She works hard, tries to fit in, and meets up with an old flame. But of course, the path of true love never runs smooth...

I enjoyed this light and easy read. A typical Regency Romance, with the plot a little predictable - but it wouldn't be with this particular genre if it were not, readers expect the expected!

I enjoyed the characters and soon became immersed in wanting to know what happened to them, how they coped with the problems that get thrust in their way and how it all ended. (No spoilers, but you know it will be 'happily'.)

Amy was an interesting, and very likeable, young lady who found herself in a situation that was not her fault, and I applaud the author for handling the morals of the 1800s with care, sympathy and understanding. Her period detail is authentic for the period detail and she has a talent for making her characters seem very real, believable people.

This is the second in a series but easily read as a stand alone.

© Mary Chapple

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