Hero Thaddeus is completely endearing. Instead of being shocked by Amelia’s delicate condition, he is more concerned that she finds him attractive. He makes it clear that he sees Amelia as the sweet person that she is and not just a walking scandal, which overjoys the lonely heroine. However, as cute as these two shy characters are, their courtship is rushed. The novella format doesn’t allow for the couple to really get to know each other. This is a sweet read, but readers may be left feeling a little cheated that there is not more to the story.

Unmarried and pregnant, Amelia Horton was sent to a tiny town in Yorkshire to hide her shame. Amelia’s transition into her new community has not been an easy once since her parents made it known that the child is illegitimate. However, her past doesn’t concern neighbor Thaddeus Milborough, an earl's son. He is awed by Amelia’s beauty and strength and hopes that one day she might agree to marry him. (ELLORA’S CAVE, Mar., dl., $4.30)

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Dawn Crowne