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Review – To Warm A Wintered Heart by Deborah M. Hathaway

Review – To Warm A Wintered Heart by Deborah M. HathawayTo Warm a Wintered Heart by Deborah M. Hathaway
Published by Draft Horse Publishing on October 20th 2016
Genres: Regency, Romance
Pages: 284
Source: Author

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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After an uneventful season in Bath, Miss Charlotte Rosebury returns home to Warwickshire, looking forward to a visit from her mother’s friend. Their expected guest, Mrs. Worthington, has promised that her son will be accompanying her, and as Charlotte has only ever heard stories of the gentleman who rarely leaves his Yorkshire estate, she is most pleased to meet him. However, when her warm welcome is returned with a fierce frown from the handsome man, she cannot help but long to be free of him and his blue-eyed glare.
Despite his mother’s protests, Mr. Gabriel Worthington had made the decision long ago to remain unmarried, but when he meets Charlotte, doubts about his decision creep into his fearful mind, and he wishes for nothing more than to flee from the woman and never return.
For weeks, the two are forced to live within the same home, and though they provoke one another with teasing and stolen glances, an unlikely friendship blossoms between them, a friendship that grows stronger than either of them had expected. Will Gabriel concede to the choices binding his heart, or can Charlotte’s warmth be just the thing to strengthen their love and, at last, end their fears?
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Miss Charlotte Rosebury is content to be at her home in Warkshire. She is delighted when she hears there will be guests, the Worthingtons. Gabriel Worthington has made a vow that he will never marry. He is displeased when he finds there is a woman of marriageable age at the estate he is visiting. Despite himself, the two form an unlikely friendship. Will Miss Rosebury’s charm be enough to warm Gabriel’s wintered heart?

In an Oyster Shell – It was a satisfying clean romance that was almost poetic.

The Pearls –  The title was poetic, the cover beautiful.

The concept of the book was ingenious. The reason behind Gabriel’s resistance is sobering and makes a lot of sense. Miss Rosebury’s demeanor is enough to challenge Mr. Worthington and make him question his decisions. Though it’s rough going for awhile they strike a beautiful friendship.

The conflict in this book was riveting. It was unexpected and added a nice tension to the story. The conflict also brings Miss Rosebury and Mr. Worthington closer together. The conflict was clever.

The romance is nice because it starts off as an unlikely friendship. It was a slow burn love which was really nice.

The Sand – It was a well-written book.

4.5 Pearls!

4.5 Stars

About Deborah M. Hathaway

Deborah M. Hathaway graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in English and an emphasis in Creative Writing. As a young girl, she watched her first regency romance (Pride and Prejudice, 1940), before devouring Jane Austen’s novels and being captured by all things Regency. After falling madly in love with, and then marrying, her English husband, Deborah traveled to the United Kingdom, spending time in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. While exploring the beauty of the countryside, she received inspiration within cities such as York and Stratford-upon-Avon, the latter being one of her favorite places in the world. She is thrilled to have three novels out and is already working on her next clean romance.

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