Courting the Country Miss
by Donna Hatch
Paperback & ebook, 312 pages
August 4th 2017 by The Wild Rose Press. Inc.
Cynical and broken-hearted, Leticia banishes dreams of marriage. When her childhood friend, Tristan, wagers he can find her the perfect husband, she hopes the challenge will coax him to forgo his devil-may-care lifestyle. Meanwhile, Leticia throws herself into forming her charity school but meets opposition—even from the people she’s helping.
Guilt-ridden that his past mistakes robbed Leticia of true love, Tristan vows to set it right, but match-making has its pitfalls for a repentant scoundrel. When he finds two ‘perfect’ gentlemen to court her, he discovers his own deep feelings for the lady.
Though Tristan seems to reform, Leticia doesn’t dare risk heartbreak with a notorious rake. When opposition for the school takes a deadly turn, can Tristan protect her from a madman bent on destroying their dreams and their lives?Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│The Wild Rose Press
In My Opinion (Review)
I love best friends to more stories and I enjoy the Regency period stories, so Courting the Country Miss had two points in its favor before I even began reading it.
It took a little while to get everything set up between Leticia and Tristan, but once all of the pieces are in place, these two friends’ story came together quickly. As Tristan realizes he wants more than friendship from the only person who has stood by his side over the years, Leticia fears giving her heart to him. Tristan must prove he’s changed. Not an easy thing to do when you’ve got competition and a tight timeline.
As teasing turns to flirting and friendship blossoms into love, I appreciated that those feelings weren’t a light-switch reaction. It takes a while for these two to admit they feel more for each other.
Leticia’s determination to educate women of the lower class despite the threats from her peers is admirable. Tristan’s protectiveness for his friend (from the beginning of the book) is sweet and shows the reader what’s buried under the person he projects to others.
The ending felt a little rushed to me but overall, Donna Hatch does an admirable job of taking readers on an admirable journey of love, bravery, and friendship. Courting the Country Miss is a pleasant and clean story for those who enjoy reading about the Regency period.
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