I love stories set in the Regency time period! A Hasty Betrothal is a beautiful example of clean Regency fiction that is witty and romantic. I absolutely loved these two main characters and the situation they found themselves in. It was so easy to want them to both find the best in life, especially knowing the scars that they each carried.
Lady Elizabeth had a lot of inner uncertainty due to a very obvious birthmark. She weathered many hurtful gazes and comments in her young life. Miles carried his own inner turmoil due to the way he lost his first wife. What complicated emotions this man carried around with him! Guilt and blame, along with confusion, seemed to follow him and haunt his decisions. A Hasty Bethrothal tackles some deep topics and does so with grace.
But, through it all, I loved that Miles came to Elizabeth’s rescue, even when he was a bit hardheaded about it! The back and forth between these two was priceless and this was a story I loved from start to finish!
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A Practical Proposal
Though Lady Elizabeth Wayland would rather spend her days with her beloved books than an uncaring spouse, scandal forces her to find a match posthaste. To escape the scoundrel who almost ruined her, Elizabeth accepts an unconventional proposal from a childhood friend. But when she finds herself falling for her husband-to-be, will she be able to convince him to return her love?
Widowed cotton mill owner Miles Hawthorne vowed to never marry again—until Elizabeth’s reputation is on the line. Their betrothal begins as a simple favor. As he spends more time with his fiancée, though, Miles finds that there’s more to her than he ever saw before. And Elizabeth just might be the only woman who can slip into his heart.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jessica Nelson’s heart is filled with romantic stories, her shelves are loaded with chocolate and she’s always longing for one more cup of Starbucks. She believes in a passionate God who woos people to himself with loving tenderness. When she’s not chasing her little boys around the house, she’s writing inspirational romances.