http://smittenwithreading.blogspot.co.uk/ . Thank you very much Christina Snow! It is much appreciated. Here's what she's got to say about it.
was an interesting book. The entire book is centered around an old English
manor house which has fallen into disrepair. Because of that, the book almost
had a historical feel to it even though it is definitely a contemporary
Luke has just inherited this old manor house, but
he has no idea why. He didn't know the lady who left it to him. But she's left
it to him with some very stringent clauses....he has to live in the house for a
year before he gets it and he must do so with his wife. A wife he doesn't have.
If that doesn't happen, then the property will be abandoned for 50 years and
will fall beyond saving. Something that this guy can't stand the thought
of....this is what he does...repairs and rebuilds old properties, but 50 years
will put this house past saving.
Fortunately the day he discovers all this about
the house, he also discovers Rhia...as they are both hauled off in police
custody for trespassing....I really loved the way that this story started. Rhia
lives in the caretakers house on the property and is a historian. She loves the
old manor house too, so she's the obvious solution for Luke's "wife
There's also a tiny bit of a mystery to this story
as both Rhia and Luke try to figure out exactly why he was left the house. It's
a mystery that travels from England
to Australia to Italy, which
makes for some great ambiance in this book.
There are little details about this book that I
love. I love that Luke slips into Italian when he's turned on (and this book is
HOT...he's turned on a LOT!) I love the
history of the manor house. I got to live in England for two years and to
imagine exploring all the old nooks and cranny's of a house like this would be
just a fantasy come true. I love Rhia's little cottage. It just seems so cozy
and I love that's where they live until they get married.
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