When Miss Coralynn Notley’s father barters her off to the first titled gentleman to come along, she realizes she must flee her home or be forced to wed a despicable man. Driven by desperation, she applies for the position of housekeeper at Tanglewood Manor, the home of the handsome Mr. Jonathan Ludlow.
The moment Jonathan sees Miss Notley, he is intrigued. She is far too young and inexperienced, yet there is something about her that that inspires a certain hope within him. Does he dare offer her the position of housekeeper or will doing so result in catastrophe?
This book made me happy! I love Rachael Anderson's books- she is one of my favorite authors. Her delve into regency romance has been fantastic but I hope she won't give up her contemporary romances. I love those too. This is the second book in this Tanglewoood series and can stand alone but you will feel more connected to the secondary characters if you read the books in order.
Jonathan is a goner from the first moment he sees Coralynn. Her arrival in his home throws everything off course. Coralynn is a ray of sunshine but has a knack for getting herself into the middle of every mess in the house. I love how Coralynn sees the good and defends the underdog. She cannot let any injustice go and marches a bit to the beat of her own drum- no matter what. So many of the scenes between Jonathan and Coralynn were amusing to me. Poor Jonathan didn't know what way was up half of the time.
The characters were fun and so easy to settle in with. By the end of the book I felt like I knew them well and they were old friends. Rachael has a knack for doing this in all of her books. We get a little taste of what's to come in the next book in this series and I cannot wait. I bet sparks will be flying all over the place!
- I received a copy of this book from E-books for Review. A positive review was not required and all opinions expressed are my own.