LADY ELEANOR’S SECRET
Aspen Mountain Press
Rating: 4 Cups
Lady Eleanor is the daughter of an Earl, but she is treated worse than the lowliest servant in her brother’s house. She is an heiress but hidden away and abused dreadfully. In spite of this, she is brave and protective of her niece and nephews.
Alex, Lord Bentley, is a handsome and wealthy member of the aristocracy. He is a widowed father of three but cannot bear to spend time with his children and is still grieving for his late wife.
A house party provides rescue to two members of the Ton. Lady Eleanor is starved, overworked and beaten by her brother despite her wealth. Lord Bentley is in need of a mother for his children. A fortuitous accident brings them together, but Eleanor’s brother is not going to give up slave labor or ill-gotten income so easily.
This is a well-written and absorbing Regency romance of the best sort. Eleanor has suffered horrendously but has not lost all hope or her courage. Alex is a bit selfish, but his marriage brings him around nicely. The villain of the piece is insane and pretty clever and provides quite a bit of suspense in this well-plotted tale.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More