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To Warm a Wintered Heart by Deborah M. Hathaway, Book Review
After an uneventful season in Bath, Miss Charlotte Rosebury returns home to Warwickshire, looking forward to a visit from her mother’s friend. Their expected guest, Mrs. Worthington, has promised that her son will be accompanying her, and as Charlotte has only ever heard stories of the gentleman who rarely leaves his Yorkshire estate, she is most pleased to meet him. However, when her warm welcome is returned with a fierce frown from the handsome man, she cannot help but long to be free of him and his blue-eyed glare.
Despite his mother’s protests, Mr. Gabriel Worthington had made the decision long ago to remain unmarried, but when he meets Charlotte, doubts about his decision creep into his fearful mind, and he wishes for nothing more than to flee from the woman and never return.
For weeks, the two are forced to live within the same home, and though they provoke one another with teasing and stolen glances, an unlikely friendship blossoms between them, a friendship that grows stronger than either of them had expected. Will Gabriel concede to the choices binding his heart, or can Charlotte’s warmth be just the thing to strengthen their love and, at last, end their fears?
To Warm a Wintered Heart by Deborah M. Hathaway
I am a huge regency fan so I was very excited when this book was offered to me to review! The cover is absolutely gorgeous and I couldn't wait to dive right into the story! Hathaway does a beautiful job setting the stage, describing the surroundings without going overboard and helping the reader to get to know the characters. We really get to know and follow Charlotte's story in the book with an occasional look into Gabriel's point of view. Charlotte was super sweet, kind, yet she had a bit of a temper which I loved. I could completely relate to her when at times she could not help but speak her mind! Her sister Julia was a delightful character that was larger than life! Gabriel was the stubborn, prideful, seriously I wanted to punch him in the face character! I mean would the guy ever get a clue? I kept thinking he would get a clue and then he would screw it up again! But it made for a great story and I read the book quickly! It was engaging, had enough drama and some action as well to keep me reading! I loved that Hathaway included an epilogue! Most authors just leave me hanging, wondering and wanting more. But Hathaway left me a nicely wrapped present with the epilogue! If you love a good clean regency novel then you will absolutely enjoy To Warm a Wintered Heart!