In rural England of 1814, 24-year old Nancy Worth is considered past her prime as she watches her younger sister be married before Nancy is even 'offered for'. Though the daughter of a reasonably well-to-do farmer, she's not gentry and her options for a husband are limited. But Nancy will not marry where there is not love, and when her father agrees to the marriage proposal of the heinous but handsome landowner Bartholomew Boult, she intends to put up a fight.
This is a delightful period piece that despite the lack of steamy love scenes, keeps the reader enthralled page after page. The authenticity that the author imbues, in both description and dialogue is wonderfully entertaining, and the detail too distinct to be anything but true.
But in the two hundred years since the setting of this story, it is painfully apparent there is still no more treacherous, heartbreaking and hazardous battlefield than love. The misunderstandings, strategic maneuverings, wrongly perceived intentions and plain bad timings that befall Nancy and the man she truly desires, Will Carlton, are as heart-wrenching and frustrating as any romance today.
While it would have been nice to see more of the tender interaction between Nancy and Will as they grow closer to each other, their fortuitous reunion in the midst of a real-life battlefield reminds us that Love against the odds is always worth fighting for.
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