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The Rector’s Daughter
Charlotte, daughter of Reverend Percival Hatton, has been content to follow the path laid out for her. Charlotte has an understanding with Captain Nicolas Paget – every inch the gentleman – who she expects someday to marry. But then she meets Josiah Martyn, and everything changes…
A driven and ambitious Cornish mining engineer, and the complete opposite to Captain Nicholas, Josiah has come to London to help build the first tunnel under the river Thames. When unpredictable events occur at the inauguration of the project, Josiah and Charlotte are suddenly thrown into an unexpected intimacy.
But not everyone is happy with Charlotte and Josiah growing closer. As friends turn to foes, will they be able to rewrite the stars and find their happy ever after, although all odds seem to be stacked against them…?
If you enjoy historical romances packed with danger, drama and romance, look no further – this story has them all. There’s everything from machinery, floods, irate family, arranged marriage and more in this action packed story. Charlotte is the heroine of the story. She’s the rector’s daughter, someone who always strives to help the poor of the parish and one of the first to volunteer in times of need. She first meets Josiah Martyn when he prevents her being crushed to death and the relationship between the two is fraught with misunderstandings and the meddling of others all mixed together, of course, with a plentiful helping of love. However, with so much working against them, will this couple ever have a chance for a HEA together?
There are a real mix of characters in this story, including some you really won’t like. There’s everything from a scheming mother with an obnoxious, entitled, young son to a brother (or two) who thinks he is the only one to sort things out – even if no one else agrees with his solution! The story has plenty of twists and turns, this romance is definitely not a smooth running one and even the ending has its own suspense filled dramatic moments! It is a page turner that I recommend to anyone who enjoys this genre!
I was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Author Bio –
Jean Fullerton is the author of thirteen novels all set in East London where she was born. She also a retired district nurse and university lecturer. She won the Harry Bowling prize in 2006 and after initially signing for two East London historical series with Orion she moved to Corvus, part of Atlantic Publishing and is half way through her WW2 East London series featuring the Brogan family.
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