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πŸ“– Book Review ~ Remember Love by Mary Balogh

12 July 2022

Ravenswood #1

My thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book

The handsome and charismatic Earl of Stratton, Caleb Ware, has been exposed to the ton for his clandestine affairs—by his own son.

As a child, Devlin Ware thought his family stood for all that was right and good in the world. They were kind, gracious, and shared the beauty of Ravenwood, their grand country estate, by hosting lavish parties for the entire countryside. But at twenty-two, he discovered his whole world was an elaborate illusion, and when Devlin publicly called his family to account for it, he was exiled as a traitor.

So be it. He enlisted in the fight against Napoleon and didn’t look back for six years. But now his father is dead, the Ware family is broken, and as the heir he is being called home. It’s only when Gwyneth Rhys—the woman he loved and then lost after his family banished him—holds out her hand to help him that he is able make the difficult journey and try to piece together his fractured family.

It is Gwyneth’s loyalty, patience, and love that he needs. But is Devlin’s war-hardened heart even capable of offering her love in return?

πŸ“– My review..

I love a good Regency romance and Mary Balogh is certainly the expert in bringing this era to life. Remember Love is the first in a new series of historical romance/ family saga which certainly has all the trademarks of this author's fine attention to detail and a lovely regency atmosphere.

Rather gentler in style than some Regency romances Remember Love is no less interesting and once I had all the characters in place, and there are lots to get to know, I felt quite at home learning about life for the family who call Ravenswood home and especially the hero of this first story, Devlin Ware, Viscount Mountford. Devlin is a valiant young man with his future before him however, when scandal strikes at the heart of the family Devlin must make some tough decisions about his life going forward.

Beautifully reminiscent of a distant way of life, Remember Love is filled with an old fashioned charm and is an good introduction to this author's gentle style of writing, especially as this is a new series to enjoy.

Best read with...a nice cup of tea

Mary Balogh grew up in Wales and now lives with her husband in Saskatchewan, Canada. She has written more than 100 historical novels and novellas, more than 30 of which have been New York Times bestsellers. They include the Slightly sestet (the Bewyn Saga), the Simply quartet, the Huxtable quintet, the Westcott series and the Survivors' Club series.


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