The Heir of Brownlie Manor by Anita Stansfield

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In Tiffany’s opinion:

I was excited to read “The Heir of Brownlie Manor” because I love Anita Stansfield books! This one was right up my alley with the regency setting!

Here’s the synopsis:
After a medical discharge from his duties in the Napoleonic War, Thomas Quincy Fitzbatten has returned home. Disoriented, burdened by guilt for his wealth, and disillusioned with life’s injustices, Thomas longs for a chance to make a difference in the world. But he keeps himself a mystery to those around him, and another motive for his charity gnaws at the back of his mind: to seek redemption from the traumatic demons of war.
Then everything changes at the arrival of Ruth—Dawson the niece of Thomas’s butler—a stunning woman with a secret of her own. Thomas graciously offers to assist Ruth in her predicament, but a surprise instinct prompts Thomas to handle the case a little more personally.
As their love blossoms, it appears that all will be well until Thomas receives a mysterious letter from an old friend in trouble, compelling him to the rescue. But what will Thomas do when nothing is as it seems? And why can’t Ruth shake the feeling that her destiny is intertwined with Thomas’s in a way they could never have imagined?
I enjoyed the characters in this book; particularly Thomas and Ruth who show the true meaning of compassion and patience.

There are some great twists that kept interest in the outcome of the story. It was well written, with a a riveting plot, and mystery that kept me guessing all the way through. It was hard to stop once I began turning pages. I loved seeing the development in the unlikely relationship of friendship and eventually love between Thomas and Ruth throughout the novel. I would recommend this novel to readers that enjoy Anita’s previous novels as well as those that enjoy regency romance.


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