Saturday, 8 June 2019

His Fic Saturday ~ Gloved Heart by Charlotte Brentwood

On Hist Fic Saturday

Let's go back to ...Regency England

Kindle Edition
18 April 2019

Hearts of Amberley #2

My thanks to the author for my ecopy of this book

Amy Miller is struggling to come to terms with her new life as a mother, while being a reluctant guest in a rigid gentry household. A victim of abuse, she is determined to never trust a man again. 

Henry Russell has loved Amy for as long as he can remember, but his family want nothing to do with her. A chance encounter with Amy rekindles a friendship which might save both of them. 

The discovery of a secret which holds the key to Amy’s past will change them forever, and jeopardise any chance they have for happiness. Can Henry show Amy that true love will give her everything she could ever need? 

My thoughts..

Amy Miller is a young woman who has been sorely wronged but who is making the best of a bad situation and, though she doesn't quite feel comfortable with the family who are offering her a refuge, she realises that her personal circumstances make life awkward for those people who are concerned for her welfare. When Amy meets up with Henry Russell, young man who she once shared a friendship with, it opens up, new opportunities for Amy.

Gloved Heart reiterates the social and moral contradictions which were so prevalent in Regency England and the unfair restrictions which were placed on young women who had been the victims of sexual exploitation. I enjoyed getting to know Amy, she's a feisty and determined young woman and the author gives her a real sense of purpose and a likeable personality. Henry was a likeable leading man and his character grows in strength as the story progresses.

The author writes well, with a fine eye for detail and there's a lovely authentic feel to the historical setting. The burgeoning relationship between the two lead characters is done well and as their relationship develops there are some lovely moments between them.

Gloved Heart is now the second book in the Hearts of Amberley series but don't worry if you haven't read The Vagabond Vicar, which is the first book as it is easy to enjoy Gloved Heart as a standalone story.


Charlotte developed serious crushes on a series of men from age fifteen: Darcy, Knightley, Wentworth and Brandon. A bookworm and scribbler for as long as she can remember, Charlotte always dreamed of sharing her stories with the world.

Earning a degree in communication studies, she was seduced by the emerging digital world and has since worked with the internet and in marketing. She lives with her husband in beautiful Auckland, New Zealand.

Now mother to an adorable human tornado, Charlotte is trying to find the time for reading, seaside walks, warbling at the piano and quaffing far too many hot chocolates.

Twitter @charbrentwood

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