Sir Nicholas Rotherford is a driven man. He feels compelled to solve a scientific problem in order to assure the safety of the miner’s who work on his land. He is so driven in his need to help them, that he has neglected the relationship with his four year old daughter.
Emma Pyrmont is his daughter’s new nanny and she is determined to help Sir Nicholas bond with his daughter. She begins a courting campaign. She plans to woo Nicholas back to his daughter. But in bringing him closer to his daughter, will she be able to handle the feelings she begins to have for him?
I found this story to have very likeable characters and an interesting story line that kept me reading enthusiastically all the way to the end.
Another wonderful thing about this book was the beautiful descriptions of life in 1815 and the vivid descriptions of surroundings. One such example is, “In London, the mists had been tainted with sulfur from the many coal fires. Here they clung to the river, cool and moist and smelling of summer.” (4 stars)
I received a copy of this story for free from the author through a contest and was not required to write a review, although I happily do so.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Regina Scott started writing novels in the third grade. Thankfully for literature as we know it, she didn’t actually sell her first Regency romance novel until she had learned a bit more about writing such as vocabulary, sentence structure, and plot. After numerous short stories and articles in magazines and trade journals, she got serious about her novel writing. The Regency romance The Unflappable Miss Fairchild was her first novel to be published (March 1998). In 2011, she was delighted to move into Christian romance with the publication of The Irresistible Earl.
Besides her novels, Regina Scott has had published three Regency romance novellas (“The June Bride Conspiracy” in His Blushing Bride, “Sweeter Than Candy” in A Match for Mother, and “A Place by the Fire” in Mistletoe Kittens), which are now featured in electronic book form as Be My Bride. Her novels have been translated into Dutch, German, Italian, and Portuguese; and Lord Borin’s Secret Love and The Rake’s Redemption have been issued in hardcover, large print editions. Many of her works are also available as electronic books through Belgrave House’s Regency Reads line or as self-published works, such as Perfection.
Regina Scott and her husband are the parents of two sons. They reside in southeast Washington State and are members of the Church of the Nazarene. Born in 1959 and raised in the Seattle area, Regina Scott is a graduate of the University of Washington. She comes by her writing talent naturally–both her parents were excellent writers in their vocations as teacher and electrical technician, now retired. Her mother envisioned the plot for “Sweeter Than Candy,” the novella which was written as a tribute to her.
Regina Scott is a devout Christian and a decent fencer; owns a historical, fantasy, and science fiction costume collection that currently takes up over a third of her large closet; and has been known to impersonate an independent consultant specializing in risk communication.