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Her One True Love

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  75 ratings  ·  44 reviews
She Can't Forget Him... Jane Charlotte Danes has loved the squire of her idyllic country town for as long as she can remember. He is good, kind, and alluring beyond words... and he chose to marry another. Tired of dwelling on her futile longings, Jane plans a move to Bath, where she dreams of a new beginning. But the man who has so imprisoned her heart is only a few steps ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published March 15th 2016 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
Jane Charlotte Danes fell in love with Matthew Cleaves. But Matthew choose duty over her love and now she is trying to make a new start by moving to Bath. But Matthew life of duty has started to fall apart since his wife has runway with another man. With that Matthew decided to go forward and try to get back his love Jane Charlotte Danes. Matthew goes to Bath to try to win her back. This was a different type o
Aleen ~Lampshade Reader
Set in England around the late 1800s, Her One True Love focuses on the theme of women’s rights and the journey of Jane making a life for herself, without a man to support her. The Victorian Era brought forth a change in Society even when women were still not considered to be free to do what they wanted. Jane at first, has the mindset to change that. She wants to support women’s rights and join groups catered to that cause. However, Jane does not take into account the personalities of other women ...more
Ruby Hammarstedt
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
this is the first of historical story i ever read! I really enjoy it sweet romance! Love how she set herself up for the goal of helping children and after many years he finally open his eyes and see that the lady who in love with him is right in front of him! it took her to move to open his eyes. I sure enjoy this sweet romances!
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Clare's Mad About Books

Rachel Brimble doesn't disappoint with this wonderful tale of Jane a young woman from a good middle class family and Matthew the Squire of their village of Biddlestone. They have long been friends but duty over the years has kept them from being anything more. Jane decides to move to Bath and move on with her life when Matthew's wife becomes estranged and he still shows no sign of him thinking o
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book as an ARC for an honest reveiew! I found the bookmark to get into and keep reading. However I kept plugging through it! Jane finds herself with the opportunity to start fresh in the big city but can she leave Matthew behind.

Matthew has had a rough patch with his wife leaving him but needs to open his eyes to the one person who does love him just the way he is.
Kaylee Nizza
Jan 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I recieved this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is romantic and heartfelt. Jane determined to help the children and not backing down tore at my heart strings. Matthew finally has his eyes open to what is right in front of him and finally decides to do the right thing. I highly recommend reading this romantic and heartfelt story.
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Her One True Love is the 4th book in Rachel Brimble's Victorian Romance series. Although part of a series it can easily be read as a stand alone novel. This is the first book I have read by this author and it certainly won't be the last.
This is the story about Jane Charlotte Danes. She has been in love with her village's squire for as long as she can remember. She thinks he is the perfect man, and sometimes she thinks that he may have feelings for her too. When he marries another her heart is b
Feb 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 sometimes all you desire and deserve is staring you in the face stars. This is a story of a young man and woman who have known each other all their lives, care for each other, yet struggle to find their way together. It shows how sometimes you have to make a change in order to truly find the life you desire and the love you deserve and also that you must be brave with your heart. I was held in the book's world easily for both Matthew and Jane were solid characters and the tension between them, ...more
Susan Parkes
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
If you like a strong woman who decides to throw precaution to the wind and look after herself with out a man then you would enjoy this book.

Jane Danes comes from a middle class family and has been friends with Matthew Cleaves since they where young. Jane is hopelessly in love with him, but Matthew - the local squire has a duty to his family and position to marry correctly and does so leaving Jane heartbroken.

When Matthews wife runs off with her lover, Matthew is disheartened until he hears that
Whispering Stories
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
‘Her One True Love’ is a beautifully-written love story set in Victorian England.

Jane Danes is a young woman, living in the small, rural village of Biddlestone. For many years, Jane has been in love with the town’s Squire, Matthew Cleaves. However Matthew has never known of Jane’s love for him, marrying another woman, and leaving Jane heartbroken.

After both her parents die, Jane decides to move out of the village and into the family home, located in the city of Bath.

She wants to make something o
Rhonda Ziglar
Mar 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Here One True Love by Rachel Brimble what a beautiful sweet story. This is my first historical romance and I loved it, I will definitely be reading more. The characters Jane and Matthew were well written and likable. Rachel has sold me on this genre of books. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Mar 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jane always had a secret crush on Matthew. He never knew and married another woman. Jane's heart has been crushed and to get over him she makes the decision to leave Biddestone. She will move to her house in the city and will try to make something of her life.

When Matthew is told that Jane is leaving town he's worried sick. He wants to make sure that she is safe and travels with her and her friend Jeannie to the city. He notices that Jane has changed and he likes the woman she has become very mu
Mar 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Biddestone England - 1899

Miss Jane Charlotte Davis lives in Marksville House with her sister, Monica and her husband, Thomas. She has been in love with Squire Matthew Cleaves since she was a child.

Matthew married another woman who ended up leaving him to be with her lover. Even with his pain, he tries to carry on with life. The prosperity of the town of Biddestone depends upon him.

Things between Jane and Matthew have been strained. Jane is also angry that Matthew has been so devastated by his w
Mar 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Jane Charlotte Danes is the daughter of good standing and a certain amount of wealth.
Squire Matthew Cleaves has the responsibility of his entire community upon his shoulders.
Jane and Matthew grew up the best of friends but he was required to marry at his station and fulfill duties to his family line and his position. That did not keep Jane from growing feelings towards him her entire life... until the day Matthew married Elizabeth.

Not too many years later, the shamble of a marriage disintegrates
J.B (Debbie)
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Her One True Love is a book set in Victorian England. The main character Jane is a feisty woman, set on independence and forging a life for herself without the assistance of her family or having to rely on a man to shape her or fulfill her life. She has a big heart and wants to help people. Jane is not the norm for that period in history and her story is closely linked with the struggle women of the period faced because they wanted more rights and equality.

Driven by the need to get away from th
Apr 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical, series
Matthew and Jane have known each other a long time but only one has loved the other as more than a friend for too many years to count. Or so it seemed, to me at least.

I admire Jane for, finally, wanting to pursue her dreams. The man she loves is not the man he could be. His wife's infidelity has left him angry, cold, and distracted. The tenants under his care have suffered because of it, and so has Jane. So it's time to leave, head for greener pastures and do good in the world, care and love for
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Her One True Love" by Rachel Brimble. I enjoyed this historical tale of love and growth. Jane and Matthew - at times, they frustrated the heck out of me and other times, my heart swelled and I adored them both. Jane is finally realizing what she needs to make her happy - I admired her strength and courage to pursue her dream of helping children, even if it was a second to loving Matthew. Matthew, he was so lost. His failed marriage did a number on him and, being a guy, was totally clueless to J ...more
Sophie (Blogger)
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jane Danes has always been the one to look after her mother, when her mother was ill Jane was there to care and look after her as well as their house in Bidderstone. Now that she has passed away and Jane's sister Monica has come home for good, Jane has decided that she wants to branch out on her own and make something of herself. Even though she tells people that it is her own choice and something she has been planning for a while, that may not be completely true. A big part of the reason for th ...more
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: historical
Jane has loved the town's squire, Matthew, for as long as she can remember. They have been friends, but when Matthew married a woman named Elizabeth, Jane was devastated. Some time later it becomes public knowledge that Elizabeth has had an affair, and left her husband. This causes great scandal obviously, and leaves Matthew very upset. He feels as though he has failed as a husband, not being able to keep his wife happy. He becomes depressed and grumpy, and the town gossip does improve his mood. ...more
Anna Swedenmom
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Her One True Love by Rachel Brimble
Kensington Books Lyrical Press
Given a topic of Victorian romance coupled with a marriage in name only and committing yourself into another relationship all while the women try to race into a modern era. What a plotline to write!
I am normally not a fan of the modern woman historicals. I had to eat my words with this one! The entire writing is done in such a way that you just keep wanting to read more. The Heroine is strong and well developed in her character and
Sally Hannoush
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a sweet romance with a few passion filled moments. The story ended the way I thought it would but for a while a lot of things happened where I didn't think it would get there. But I suppose if things are meant to be then it will happen no matter what happens or how long it takes. A well written story that made me think more about what things of importance should be stressed upon. ...more
Andrea Guy
I've read a lot of books by Rachel Brimble, especially her books for Harlequin Superromance. She writes smart books. That smart quality extends to her historical romances too. This isn't your typical historical romance, because Matthew is trying to win her after his wife leaves him. In fact, his relationship status doesn't change through much of the book. Definitely not what you'd see in your usual Victorian romance. I like that, because things always need shaking up when it comes to romance.

Jennifer Craig
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is set at the end of the nineteenth century and a romance wrapped in a story of women’s rights. Jane Danes has been in love with Squire Matthew Greaves for years and after he married another, she was devastated. After his wife left him, Matthew still did not look at Jane as anything other than a friend, so Jane has decided to finally move on and follow her dream of helping the less fortunate children of Bath. As she readies to leave home, Matthew starts to open his eyes to what life wo ...more
Ezinwanyi Chinyere
Jane Charlotte Danes has recently endured one of the most heartbreaking events a lady can experience: the man she loves, Matthew Cleaves married another lady.
Jane was forced to pick herself up and carry on in the same village as squire Matthew and his wife Elizabeth.

Two years later, Elizabeth runs off with her lover leaving Matthew humiliated and the object of gossip in the ton. Jane was torn because she wants Matthew but not at they expense of her reputation. Elizabeth didn't divorce Matthew so
Joanna Lambert
Apr 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Having only ever read Rachel’s Templeton Cove series, this was a completely new departure for me.  And a rather enjoyable one.  Both Bath and the village of Biddestone are well known to me, so as I read I could actually visualise where the action was taking place.
Growing up with Matthew Cleaves Jane Danes has always loved him.  Her most painful experience was to watch him marry someone else.  But that someone has now abandoned him to be with another man.  Since his wife's departure Matt
Fay Keenan
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Heart-thumpingly passionate, and great for a winter's night!

I’m new to Rachel Brimble’s work, and I have to say, HOTL is a wonderful introduction to a very talented author. A Harlequin Historical Romance, this is a delightful piece of passionate escapism. Jane is at a transitional period in her life; she has the means to make a real difference, away from the constraints of the family home where she grew up. Deciding to up sticks and move to her father’s old town house in Bath, she wants to put h
Rachel (Rae)
Apr 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have to say that I instantly liked Jane she was a very determined character and once her mind was made up she acted. It was great to see her speak so honestly to Matthew well in most things except for revealing her feelings for him. Jane's independence and desire to help people is a lovely attribute. Matthew has similar traits and is determined to help the village after letting his responsibilities slip.

Although at times I wished I could have knocked some sense into them both but this would ha
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My review originally posted on is below:

Brimble's Her One True Love is a historical romance set in England in the late 1800's. It's also a continuation of the story told in her book, What a Woman Desires , even though it's not listed as a series. It was nice to be reunited with sisters, Monica and Jane, Monica's friends from the theater as well as Matthew, Thomas, Jeannie and others.

Monica gave up the stage and is happily married to Thomas. They live in her family home tha
Feb 20, 2016 rated it liked it
WARNING: This book is recommended for mature audiences only due to sexual content (that happens outside of marriage). If this is not your cup of tea, then this book may not be for you. However, you can just as easily skip that scene and not miss any of the overall plot.

This story was an ok read. It was definitely a bit different than the novels I usually read in that the hero of this story was already married to someone else (albeit estranged from her).

I enjoyed watching Jane as she seemed to m
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Simple, sweet, and clean romance with rich and alluring characters . .

A historical read that was sweet, simplistic, clean, involving. Jane and Matthew have much to get through. Maybe it is best that it is done apart from one another. Jane can no longer sit on the sidelines. Matthew being a man does not want to let her go.

Looking for a clean romance that give you a full body story. Characters that are rich and alluring. Then you have come to the right place. Pick your copy up of Her One True Lo
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I live with my husband and our two daughters in a small market town near the famous Georgian City of Bath. I'm the author of the Pennington's Department series (Aria Fiction), the Templeton Cove series (Harlequin) and now the Carson Street series. Book 1, A Widow's Vow, released in September 2020 with book 2 coming Mar 2021.

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