The Lady's Second-Chance Suitor
by Regina Scott
Series: Grace-by-the-Sea #5
Published by Edwards and Williams
Publication Date April 19, 2021
Genres: Historical Fiction, Clean Romance, Action/Adventure
Setting: England Regency Era – UK – 1795 – 1837
Written for: Adults
A second chance at love?
Hester Todd hoped never to run into her first love, Rob Peverell, again, until she does just that at the annual Grace-by-the-Sea Harvest Ball. Rob broke her heart seven years ago, sending her flying into the arms of a dashing naval lieutenant instead. Now a widow with a daughter she adores, Hester has finally found a little peace with her past. But one moment in Rob’s company and her heart begins to whisper of a different future.
A tragedy propelled the rapscallion younger son to the title of viscount, and Rob is struggling to become the man his sister and tenants need. Romance at the moment is out of the question, but Hester always knew the way to his heart. When smugglers once more try to infiltrate the little coastal village, Hester and Rob must find a way to trust each other and protect their families and friends. In doing so, they may find that true love always deserves a second chance.
If you love sweet, witty Regency romances with a touch of adventure, then you’ll love The Lady’s Second-Chance Suitor, the fifth book in a series by an award-winning author.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Also in this series: The Matchmaker’s Rogue , The Heiress's Convenient Husband , The Artist's Healer, The Governess's Earl
How lovely to return to Grace-by-the-Sea, the quaint village in Regency England with the quirky, lovable characters. I have been enjoying this series greatly and was glad to return for more stories of the villagers!
Maudie, my favorite character from the series, only had a few cameos. Hester’s young daughter, Rebecca, may have made up for her, though in a sweeter way. I loved the way Rebecca reacted to Rob from the first moment she set eyes on him and made up her mind that he was worthy of her attention. Their interactions were so sweet – my favorite was at Hester’s sister, Rosemary’s wedding. And Rob’s response to the pointed looks the pair received!
As always, I loved the main characters. Their past hurts, which led to their current fears and motivations, came alive and worked their way from the pages into my heart.
The problems with the smugglers continued and poor Rob didn’t know who he could really trust. You might be surprised to discover who the culprits are this time around. And I have to wonder if now they have finally found the Lord of the Smugglers!
Revisit Grace-by-the-Sea to continue unfolding drama. If you haven’t been yet, be sure to read all the stories in the series. Readers who enjoy historical fiction with a touch of action and adventure won’t want to miss it!