Phoebe Hallsmith spent years caring for her ill grandmother. A short-lived engagement with a fiancée who tarnished her name led Phoebe to enter the Everton Domestic Society of London causing estrangement with her family.
Returning from assignment she is met with a woman from her past. The Countess of Castlereagh demands Phoebe assist her son with regaining his life after the death of his wife two years previously. Initially reluctant to agree as Emma was a dear friend of hers, she is persuaded to take the assignment.
Markus Flammel is lost in grief at the loss of his wife in childbirth. Drowning his grief in alcohol he is blind to the needs of his daughter and his estate. When is wife’s old friend takes over his home he is shaken at the strong reaction he has to the strong-minded woman.
With the re-emergence of Phoebe’s ex fiancé and difficulties with her family, the task is not an easy one.
This was an enjoyable read with compelling characters. The plot had a nice blend of romance, drama and intrigue. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys a good romance.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.