Friday, November 6, 2015

#CountdownToChristmas--4 stars--One Wild Winter's Eve (Honeycote, #4) by Anne Barton

Lovely and unique. Barton never fails at delivering gorgeous romances between characters that are full of fire, life and the determination to be true to themselves. The ton be damned! (gah I love that!) One Wild Winter's Eve was quite the adventure as Rose goes searching for information about her long lost mama who abandoned the family years ago and instead comes face to face with a man from her past.

The quick of it is that Rose and Charles met when he was a stable master for her family. They had a friendship that was turning into more (scandalous, yes?!) before their lives were sent in separate directions and much to her dismay they lost touch. And now years later they've stumbled upon one another once again--though chickie...not so pleased with him after not hearing from him in so long. Rose travels as a companion to visit a woman she's sure knows information about her long lost mama and Charles just so happens to be working for the household.

Charles and Rose were magnetic. I loved both of them. And their forbidden romance. The well behaved daughter of a Duke and the former stable master that set her heart racing. Two that had everything fighting against them but loved each other deeply and truly. That would sacrifice everything for one another. It was a bumpy ride full of secrets, a horse named Pandora, and narrow escapes as their search for the truth about her mother lands them in serious danger and sends them trekking across country before they lose everything that matters most to them.

I laughed out loud, I sighed, I fell completely in love once again with the world Barton created. One Wild Winter's Eve was a beautiful tale of love triumphing over all. It was just lovely and heartfelt from beginning to end.

As the Duke of Huntford's sister, Lady Rose Sherbourne follows the rules of well-bred society. Always chaperoned. Never engaging in unseemly behavior. Well, except for that one summer, years ago. And yet she's never been able to forget that handsome stable master or the stolen moments they shared. She's always wondered what might have happened if he hadn't disappeared without a word... Now she's about to find out.

Charles Holland never expected to see Lady Rose again. And yet the years haven't lessened his devotion—or his desire—in any way. Despite their differences in class, Charles cannot stop himself from wanting to possess her. But as they uncover one intimate secret after another about her family, they realize that, this time, their love may come at a very dear price...

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