5 of 5 stars
Lavinia Parkem is a talented dressmaker in Edinburgh, but she has never forgotten her first love: Captain Andrew Colter. When he was presumed dead from a shipwreck, her parents forced her to marry. To her horror, Andrew returned 2 days after the marriage ceremony and the hurt and anguish on his face when he found out has haunted her for the past 12 years. Now widowed, Lavinia enjoys her life. She is her own boss, has a successful business and has no man telling her what to do or think. What she doesn't expect is for Andrew to come waltzing back into her life again and, more importantly, what he asks her to do.
This was another well written story by Ms. Kelly. I enjoy her books as she always has such fleshed out characters who come alive on the page. I especially loved the spy element to this book. It added some much needed excitement to the usual story of long-lost loves. I did figure out the plot twist before it was revealed, but it did not take away my enjoyment of the book. Fans of regency romances will certainly enjoy this story.
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