Enchanted Author:Victoria Malvey For anyone who's ever dreamed about the boy next door.... — Raised on neighboring estates in the English countryside, Cris and Amie have known each other forever. But Amie's feelings are beginning to change.... — Can she and her favorite noble gentleman ever become MORE than just neighbors? — From friendship to a glorious passion, they were destine... more »d to share a lifetime of love....
The story of a lifetime love that unfolds amid the gardens of aristocratic England.
Lord Crispin Merrick and Amelia Ralston were childhood playmates -- innocents frolicking on the grounds of Hunterdon Estate. When Cris left home and headed off to school, young Amelia was devastated -- for she adored her companion and best friend more than she could say. When he returns ten years later, her frustration grows deeper still, for Cris cannot see her for the eligible woman that she is, but still as a mere child.
Crispin thought that it was the honorable thing to do: salvage Amelia's family estate -- which he found in disarray -- and care for her and her siblings by becoming their guardian. Little did he know of the depth of Amelia's feelings, or that she was crestfallen when his offer was not one of marriage! But Cris's brotherly fondness for this spirited miss is about to give way to emotions that set his heart reeling -- as he sees Amelia in a new light, and finds a passionate bond worth more than any estate. But when darkness and danger threaten their world, Cris and Amelia discover what it truly means to love, trust, and honor for a lifetime.« less
This is the first book by this author that I have ever read but I doubt it will be the last. Amelia idolized Chris as a child and she is devastated when he goes away to school and is no longer there for her. Years pass and he returns and she is all grown up. The book contains some danger and it is through almost loosing Amelia that he realizes that he loves her as a man does a woman. It's a great read and I highly reccomend it.