Curl up in your favorite sofa with a warm cup of English tea and “An Unpracticed Heart”, the newest Historical Romance by Quenby Olson! It captivated me from the start—when Charlotte’s itinerant destiny leads her to Ellesferth Castle in Scotland to the care of the formidable Mss. Faraday, we are immediately pulled into the decadence of a long-forgotten estate. The chilling atmosphere is later gently subdued by the scrumptious delicacies provided by the kitchens.
Uncertainty has been Charlotte’s fate by her stepmother’s design, but the burdens of her troubles never once lead her to despair. Charlotte’s attitude is that of obedience, yet of stern willfulness to survive her punishment in the best possible manner.
Charlotte’s new life is suddenly interrupted when a carriage arrives at Ellesferth's doors with a mysterious occupant. Enter Hartley Cowden, a broken man who’s succumbed to his frailty into a senseless life of self-destruction. Much in the likeness of Ellesferth's dilapidated condition, Hartley is in dire need of repair.
Through challenging hindrances, Charlotte and Hartley grow closer and discover each of their wounds may well be mended, but not without the readiness to fight through the many ordeals that Victorian society represents.
Does love truly conquer all?
Quenby does an outstanding job at fleshing out characters who are engaging and believable. I especially liked Hartley, a man who suffers the consequences of his flaws but is determined to do what is right and whose heart is truly noble. Forgiveness and redemption are the universal themes of this heart-warming love story. Historical Romance readers are sure to finish this story with a smile.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1917 KB
- Print Length: 225 pages
- Publisher: World Tree Publishing (22 October 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0746MM4VV
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 8 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,859 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)