BRIDE IN HIDING
ISBN #: 1610346769
Rating: 4 Cups
Susannah Kirk is a beautiful young woman with a lot of common sense and a despicable mother and stepfather. She is resourceful and a survivor.
Trevor Dalton is the wealthy heir to his cousin, Ambrose, Viscount Ellington, who is childless after two marriages. He is determined to find out more about Cousin Ambrose’s putative bride and visit his grandmother at the same time.
Susannah’s stepfather and mother are determined she marry Viscount Ellington. His two previous wives died very young, and she will not marry someone she has never met to satisfy the man who changed her name and hid her away. She runs away to the last place anyone would think to find her—the home of her erstwhile fiancé. Unfortunately, the viscount’s cousin has come for a visit and is very suspicious of Susannah and her qualifications as Lady Ellington’s companion.
This is an engaging and fun Regency tale. Sir Niles’ reasons for trying to marry Susannah off to Lord Ellington are murky at best, and his threats to her are pretty creepy, but aside from that, he is a very satisfactory villain. Trevor’s relatives are a shady bunch who add color to the story. Trevor and Susannah’s story is a lot of fun to read and fans of Regency romance will especially enjoy this tale.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More