Also by this author: The Love of a Rogue, Seduced By a Lady's Heart, Loved by a Duke, My Lady of Deception, The Heart of a Scoundrel, To Wed His Christmas Lady, To Trust a Rogue, To Redeem a Rake (The Heart of a Duke Book 11), The Rogue's Wager (Sinful Brides #1), Along Came a Lady (All the Duke's Sins, #1)
on January 1st 1970
Genres: Regency, Romance, Historical
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They see a brokenhearted widow.
She's far from shattered.
Lady Philippa Winston is never marrying again. After her late husband's cruelty that she kept so well hidden, she has no desire to search for love.
Years ago, Miles Brookfield, the Marquess of Guilford, made a frivolous vow he never thought would come to fruition--he promised to marry his mother's goddaughter if he was unwed by the age of thirty. Now, to his dismay, he's faced with honoring that pledge. But when he encounters the beautiful and intriguing Lady Philippa, Miles knows his true path in life. It's up to him to break down every belief Philippa carries about gentlemen, proving that not only is love real, but that he is the man deserving of her sheltered heart.
Will Philippa let down her guard and allow Miles to woo a widow in desperate need of his love?
*****To Woo a Widow is an approximately 40,000 word short novel.
This newest novella by Christi Caldwell is flawless romance. Both Phillipa and Miles have been secondary characters in previous Heart of a Duke series books. In this novella they get their own love story. It isn’t an easy love story as Phillipa is just coming out of mourning for her husband. Plus her marriage was not an idealistic one. The entire Edgerton family had a very rough life. Phillipa as a character grew by leaps and bound in this story. Miles was always a likable character and he shines in this romance.
Caldwell always writes poignant story’s with characters that I as a reader am able to connect with. Here is a few ways I connected with the characters. I wanted to backhand Mile’s very meddlesome mother. Hopefully, she has been put out to pasture somewhere. I would have liked her to be redeemed as she was horrid to Phillipa. I adored Chloe, Phillipa’s sister, and can’t wait for her story to be told. Could Chloe possible reform a scoundrel? Since this was a novella I didn’t get a chance to meet Mile’s extended family, but I was intrigued by his childhood friend Sybil Cunning. I also loved that the rake Montfort made an appearance.
Also when Caldwell inserts children into her stories the awe factor soars without becoming saccharine. Both of Phillipa’s daughters are so wonderfully portrayed, and Faith stole my heart.
I highly recommend this love story.