Friday, June 15, 2018
The Heart of Thornewell by Anita Stansfield, Blog Tour & Giveaway
What should have been a grand adventure in Africa ends in heartbreak for Enid Hawthorne, following her husband’s untimely death. Bereft, the young widow bravely boards a ship for home with precious cargo—her unborn child. She hopes to find refuge in England in the only place she can—Thornewell Hall, the estate of her late husband’s family. But upon her arrival, she finds a bleak home in the depths of mourning. It is clear that hers is not the only tragedy, but Enid is unprepared for the hostility that meets her arrival.
Sebastian, Earl of Thornewell, is grief-stricken after the loss of his wife and child. The news that his brother is dead is simply more than he can take—and he knows who is to blame: his sister-in-law, Enid. So when she arrives on his doorstep, seeking asylum, he does his duty in allowing her to stay—and nothing more. Yet fate has other plans, and as they face joys and trials alongside each other, their broken hearts begin to heal. But there is a cloud over their future, for Enid harbors a secret that may drive them apart forever.
I love how Stansfield wasted no time in jumping right into the story. She had me from page one and kept me until the very end. I was instantly intrigued by why a young English couple would be living in a rural part of Africa. Immediately the reader comes to know Enid and what she is made of. Which is pretty tough stuff. Not many women could have handled all that she did and do it so well. Then to come back to the only home she has to find her brother-in-law in a deep depression. Honestly, I wasn't sure if anything could or would go right! But Stansfield kept me going through all of the ups and downs that Enid experienced. At times I felt like I couldn't stand Sebastian and at others I found him so sweet and endearing. This book had me on a roller coaster ride of emotions! I highly recommend it since I could not put it down!
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