Winter Is Past (Regency #2)
A rising star in Parliament, widower Simon Aguilar needs a reliable woman to care for his gravely ill daughter, Rebecca. He finds an exemplary nurse--and much more--in the indomitable Althea Breton.
Raised amid privilege, Althea renounced wealth and social position to serve God, and is reluctant to work for a man who became a Christian only to further his political career....more
This was the author's debut novel, and I think she's honed her craft in latter books. She did a good job fleshing out her characters; I could easily picture them. However, I felt the book plodded along in places. It was a tad preachy. I prefer more subtlety.
There were many detours along the way as she pursued more realistic goals. She studied comparative literature at Smith College, where she received a Bachelor's degree; spent her junior year in Paris; taught English and lived as an au pair in the Canary Islands; worked in international devel ...more