Book 1, Corsets and Carriages
Carla Susan Smith
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"An emotional tale of finding love against all odds."—Kelly Bowen
Part One of the Corsets and Carriages serial novels
“The Hall . . . the estate . . .”
“Will all have to be sold.”
After her fortune is squandered by her drunken gambler of a father, Catherine Davenport must accept the charity of a cousin she has never met. But the household of Phillip Davenport is anything but welcoming. Catherine barely survives a brutal attack that shatters her body and severs her memory. A harrowing rescue on the London docks takes her into the home of two brothers: Rian and Liam Connor.
“Trust him . . . he will not hurt you.”
Mystery and scandal surround Rian, recently returned from a plantation in the Americas. As Catherine struggles to reclaim her identity, she must fight her overwhelming desire for the man who saved her life. But Rian, she learns, has come home for a wedding, and Catherine fears her enigmatic rescuer is already spoken for. How can a woman with no memory, no family, no home, hope to win the heart of London’s most intriguing rogue?
I voluntarily read an Advance Review Copy of this book through Netgalley. The story us about a young woman whose father is in heavy debt, dies unexpectedly and her home sold out from under her. She goes to live with a distant cousin who beats her within an inch of death. She is saved by a man who forms an attachment to her. There is a lot going on, her lost of memory, a jealous mistress and a lurking danger from the cousin. This is one of three parts. I don’t particularly like cliff hangers as I see them as a way to drive up the price of each book when totally combined is a large cost for a story. Other than that the book is a good read.