This was a beautiful book. It had a lot to do with compassion, and
I admired it for that.
Helena is a woman with a bad leg, due to polio from childhood.
She had just enough gritty determination to rehabilitate herself
(along with her sister Rosalind's help), and regained use of her
other leg. However, Helena suffers from insecurity, due to the
bum leg. Once, a suitor rejected her, just because of this
impediment. She took it to heart, and she spends most of the
book trying to loosen up & overcome this obstical, more mental
than anything else.
Daniel is a man with a once shady past. When Helena comes to
him for help, he is a bit unsure at first, but when her story
of her sister Juliet's abduction unfolds, he can't help but want
to help. Especially, since he has been attracted to Helena for
some time now (see "A Dangerous Love", the first book in the
The two set off on a journey to find Juliet, who suppossedly
has eloped. It does not take long to uncover that she has not
eloped, but actually been kidnapped, not for ransom, but for
information about the arrival of a certain ship. During their
journey, Daniel succeeds in breaking down Helena's barriers about
her leg. He tells her what a fool the other suitor was. She
gains self confidence, and the two fall in love.
This was a wonderful story and an excellent sequel to A Dangerous Love. The characters, Daniel and Helena, began their relationship in the previous book, so it was very easy to understand their motivations, flaws, and behavior. They had real problems (physical and emotional) that made their story very poignant. I loved their story and I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. If you liked A Dangerous Love, you will love this book.
I Loved this book.A recommended read for anyone who loves romance