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Summary

Number one New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Laurens concludes the tales of the Cavanaugh siblings with the riveting story of the youngest brother and his search for a family of his own.

The scion of a noble house brought low by a storm and the lady who nurses him back to health strive to unravel a web of deception that threatens her family and forces them to fight for what they hold most dear - family, each other, and love.

Lord Godfrey Cavanaugh has no thoughts of marrying as he drives into North Yorkshire on a plum commission for the National Gallery to authenticate a Renaissance painting the gallery wishes to purchase. Then a snowstorm sweeps in, and Godfrey barely manages to haul himself, his groom, and his horses to their destination.

Elinor Hinckley, eldest daughter of Hinckley Hall, stalwart defender of the family, right arm to her invalid father, and established spinster, knows full well how much her family has riding on the sale of the painting and throws herself into nursing the initially delirious gentleman who holds her family’s future in his hands.

But Godfrey proves to be a far from easy patient. Through Ellie’s and her siblings’ efforts to keep him entertained and abed, Godfrey grows to know the family, appreciating and ultimately being drawn into family life of a sort he’s never known.

Eventually, to everyone’s relief, he recovers sufficiently to assess the painting - only to discover that nothing is as it seems.

Someone has plans - someone other than the Hinckleys - but who is pulling the strings is a mystery that Godfrey and Ellie find near-impossible to solve. Every suspect proves to have perfectly understandable, albeit hidden reasons for their behavior.

Until the villain, panicked by their inquiries, strikes - directly at them - and forces them both to acknowledge what has grown to be the most important thing in their lives. Together they battle to save not just themselves, not just her family, but their futures. Hers, his, and theirs.

©2020 Stephanie Laurens (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Same old bumpf

Quite a good story but slow. I am so weary of virgins who always climax during their first intercourse and the obligatory oral sex. The hero is nice but a bit of a wimp.

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Lovely story beautifully read

Not the genre I usually chose and my first Stephanie Laurens book. I thought it started slowly and took a bit to get going but I stuck with it and found the whole experience charming. Kudos to the narrator who was a delight to listen to and perfect for the story. Art world plus handsome titled arts expert , single girl and a bad ‘un makes for a romantic story with a twist. Recommended.

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enthralling...

excellent narration ! it gave great insight into the main character Godfrey. .It also revealed that some time has gone by since his sister Eustacia's story.

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another good story

I enjoyed the characters and the storyline. loved how each piece was put together to create an interesting and lovely new story

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  • Christine F
  • 01-11-20

Another unique story line

I’ve almost read every SL book and yet she hasn’t run out of plot twists and premises to make each one interesting. Yes, there are some draggy parts with too much introspection, and a heavy dose of mush at the end, but in general I liked it. Justin Hill is one of the better readers.
Ties up the Cavanaugh series nicely. Definitely best to read the others first.
She really needs an editor who has a grip on English grammar. As a stickler, I often flinch at her ignorance of objective case pronouns and gerunds. Just saying...

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  • Phara Blair
  • 18-07-20

Fantastic

It’s always a pleasure revisiting the Cavenaugh and Cynster families and this book did not disappoint.

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