RATING: 3 1/2 Stars
REVIEW: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own and in no way shaped by receiving a copy of this book.
This is the second book from this author that I've read. I find her writing style easy to read, however, some of her storylines seem a little over the top to keep the reader engaged. The first book in this series, A Lady's Plight, had a more believable storyline. I found the smaller storylines of her husband "selling" her to be a little over dramatic, and perhaps not realistic. I'm not sure if that was condoned, or even done during this time period, but it just didn't seem to be realistic for me.
Despite the fantasy behind the storylines, I did enjoy the evolution of Lady Henrietta's character. I wasn't quite sure if it was due to the "certain prince", or if it was due to her own growing up, or perhaps a combination of both. By the end of the book, she went from a wilting, terrified mouse to a strong woman in her own right. I was proud of her.
While this book is mostly about Lady Henrietta, we cannot overlook the "other woman", Esther. As much as I wanted to dislike her, I could completely understand her and relate at times. I'm glad she found her own happy ever ending.