When Gideon St. Goddard returns from Waterloo, he finds his home occupied by a pregnant woman whom he has agreed to marry. His deathbed promise to care for his friend's wife was made without his knowledge that she was pregnant. What ensues is this love story that is pure joy to this reader.
Gideon is shocked at his attraction to Sabrina and honors his promise. The Duke takes a Duchess and gets so much more: her twin boys, various misfits she brings into the house, his former mistress' wrath and most of all, the man who is trying get Sabrina back.
There's deviltry afoot as first Sabrina, believing Gideon is penniless, races in a horse race, and then, as the two must stave off a villain. The old adage "rakes make the best husbands" must be true if Gideon is the example
This is a very good book, the heroine is 8 months pregnant and has a set of twin boys when she meets her bridegroom. the book stayed focused with the relationship between husband and wife and the children which I enjoyed. some mistrust issues at the end that the story really did not need, but gave it some action.
This was a really fantastic book. A must have for the true romantic.
A marriage of convenience for a widow; however the husband may just become irresistible. Very cute.
I can't explain why I liked this book so much. The author did a great job of showing the importance of family and showing how the hero really was a decent guy even though Sabrina treated him like a blank check. You kind of know how the end will play out but the added twist of the creepy guy hanging out around the house and the kidnapping added some intrigue.
Was it very realistic? Probably not, but it was definitely a fun book to read. From what I've read, it was not common during that time for another man to literally walk into a pregnant widow's life and offer to take care of her and her baby.