Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Viscount's Vow by Julie Coulter Bellon, Book Review

Book Summary:

A man changed by war. The woman who loves him. And a secret that could tear them apart.

Edward Rutledge, the newly minted Viscount Carlisle, has come back from war a changed man. The echo of the battlefield and the death of his best friend Marcus haunt him to the point that he decides to break his betrothal to Charlotte---the only woman he’s ever loved.

When he’s summoned home to Hartwell Manor, he comes face-to-face with her. Slowly, her strength and love make him see that he might be able to reclaim what he thought was lost. But when word reaches him that Marcus might not have died in Spain and yet lives, Edward will do anything to bring his friend home. As the mystery deepens, however, Edward is drawn into an intrigue that forces him to confront the demons that have plagued him since he returned to England. Will he have to sacrifice everything he’s built with Charlotte in order to keep her safe?

My Review:

The Viscount's Vow is a regency novel with a powerful message tucked inside. Recently returned from war Edward cannot bear the demons he brought back with him, including the death of his best friend. He cuts off his engagement to his beloved Charlotte to spare her. But at what cost? I had to keep reading to figure out how everything would play out! Bellon did a beautiful job creating Edward and Charlotte's world. Charlotte was such a strong and determined character, I felt her determination fly off of the pages! This regency novel is not just a romance, it bears a message all need to hear! I received a copy of this book for free, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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