Sensible Clarice Bradford is content in her widowhood. She has a pretty one-room cottage and a lovely little daughter, and the last thing she wants is another husband. Until one fairytale evening when she’s invited to a wedding at a castle…
Scottish gentleman Sir Cameron Leslie is smitten with the shy, English beauty at first sight. He’s fiercely drawn to the...more
Sir Cameron Leslie is at the castle in Sussex to see his cousin married. He meets Clarice at the wedding and knows she is the one for him. He only plans to stay a week, so his time is limited to convince her to come with him to Leslie Castle in Scotland as his wife.
Mary, Clarice's daughter is a delightful five year old ful ...more
Clarice is a woman who was dealt difficult blows in her life. She was married at the tender age of 15 to a man who was almost three times her age. Not only was he much older than her, but you’re lead to believe he was physical ...more
Love and beauty know no age, no rank, and no limits; love is in the eyes of the beholder.
An immediate and magnetic attraction often bodes well for an exciting and romantic liaison. Thirty-one- year-old Clarice Bradford was smitten the moment she stepped out of the carriage within the keep confines of Cainewood Castle. She is attending Lord Cainewood’s marriage to his bonny Scot ...more
GENRE: 17th century; Historical English Romance; England
SETTING: Cainewood Village.
CENTRAL FEMALE CHARACTER: CLARICE BRADFORD – a commoner; enjoys the simple uncomplicated life with just she and her daughter; sure about her place in life.
CENTRAL MALE CHARACTER: CAMERON LESLIE – enjoys life in a simple way; easy going; uncomplicated; age 24; responsible; newly titled from Leslie castle in Scotland.
SYNOPSIS: He has ...more
Oh, the feels!!!
This book is a little novella that starts where Emerald ends. At the wedding of the Cainewoods, Cameron Leslie, Cait's cousin, meets Clarice Bradford, the widow we met in Book 1 who adopted Mary. It is practically love at first sight but will Clarice let herself enter marriage again?
This story was so beautiful! We knew Clarice was married before, but not that it was a domestic violence situation. Her late husband was a cruel man, 30 years her senior, who ...more
This installment to the Chase Family series was enjoyable but quite short and not as satisfying as many other works by this author. The characters did not have a much depth and the plot was very simple. Still, I liked it. Just wish there had been more to it.
Getting over a rape is a long struggle even in today. It is not something that ever goods away but as Cameron says when you are ready it can be put behind you. Clarice gets her start on putting it behind her by getting Mary. To have a joy of motherhood without the dealing of a man. This gives her a release that starts her healing. Age and beliefs bring her to the conclusion that Cameron is too young and she not just for the position of his wife. Cameron just knows tha ...more
Secondary Characters: 7/10
I was very surprised with how much I enjoyed this book. The end was so sweet that I just grinned like a doofus. My only issue lies with the heroine and her insecurities that played like a broken record throughout the tale. But I admired the hero's patience with her. Had it been me, I would have bashed my head into a wall. @_@ Nevertheless, I liked this story a lot. And I absolute ...more
Clarice Bradford's life is about to be turned upside down by a handsome Scotsman! This is the story of a widow who is quite content with her life. She has a beautiful daughter and a small cottage to call her own. Mrs. Bradford has no desire to remarry until she meets Cameron Leslie, a handsome Baronet. Almost letting her fears consume her, Clarice tries driving Cameron away. Will true love ...more
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The love story was sweet and there really wasn't a villain at all. This novella focused on the main charactors feelings and issues and the refreshing, unexpected love that they discover together.
This novella was a nice change of pace and certainly insp ...more
Cameron Leslie is 8 years her junior but in many ways he is older by far than Clarice.
This is a short historical romance that spans a week and ends with a night of blazing passion that even the most jaded r ...more
Loved little Mary and her giddy girlishness. Every little girl should dream to be a princess.
Clarice is a widow who has never known any love from a man. When she meets Cameron, she starts to feel things that she has never felt before. You're so glad when she finally gives in to the fair and handsome Scot. Cameron falls for Clarice at first sight and waits for her until she is truly ready.
Can't wait to read Lauren Royal's other books!
It wasn't a bad book, but we all knew how it was going to end, though I didn't anticipate that the room would be golden.
I love the series and the family. I loved Cameron and Clarice's story but I wish it was longer. I just wanted it to go on and see how they would get along in Scotland. Maybe that could be Mary's story. She was adorable.