Written by Jean Fullerton
Charlotte, daughter of Reverend Percival Hatton, has been content to follow the path laid out for her.
Charlotte has an understanding with Captain Nicolas Paget – every inch the gentleman – who she expects someday to marry. But then she meets Josiah Martyn, and everything changes…
A driven and ambitious Cornish mining engineer, and the complete opposite to Captain Nicholas, Josiah has come to London to help build the first tunnel under the river Thames. When unpredictable events occur at the inauguration of the project, Josiah and Charlotte are suddenly thrown into an unexpected intimacy.
But not everyone is happy with Charlotte and Josiah growing closer. As friends turn to foes, will they be able to rewrite the stars and find their happy ever after, although all odds seem to be stacked against them…?
A Delightful, Satisfying Read!
A fine historical read from an author who always delivers!
Charlotte Hatton, though young, has taken on the traditional role of a vicar’s wife for her widowed Reverend father. She is expected one day to marry Captain Nicolas Paget, a man of breeding complete with a family fortune to meet her father’s expectations of her future match – but then, one day she makes the acquaintance of a certain Josiah Martyn, a Cornish mining engineer working on a local project who makes her heart beat faster than Captain Paget ever has . . .
This is a superb historical read, painting a wonderful picture of the life in the time it’s set with a great cast of characters, both likeable and not. I always enjoy the fashion details in books like this, finding they add to the mental image I have of the characters! The story is attention-grabbing and entertaining, and rather gripping towards the end. I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it and read faster and faster as I got further in. Quite a delightful and satisfying novel which I’m happy to recommend to all lovers of good historical fiction; completely earning all five stars.
My thanks to publisher Corvus for my copy via NetGalley and to Rachel’s Random Resources for my place in this tour; as always, this is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: historical saga, women’s fiction
- Format: ebook, audio
- Size: 323 pages
- Publisher: Corvus
- Publication Date: 7 November 2019
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Jean Fullerton is the author of twelve novels all set in East London where she was born. She also a retired district nurse and university lecturer. She won the Harry Bowling prise in 2006 and after initially signing for two East London historical series with Orion she moved to Corvus, part of Atlantic Publishing and is half way through her WW2 East London series featuring the Brogan family.