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Someone to Honor

(Westcott #6)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  50 ratings  ·  25 reviews
First appearances deceive in the newest charming and heartwarming Regency romance in the Westcott series from beloved New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh.

Abigail Westcott's dreams for her future were lost when her father died, and she discovered her parents were not legally married. But now, six years later, she enjoys the independence a life without expectation
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: July 2nd 2019 by Berkley
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An extremely pleasant romance novel. Which I intend, perhaps, as faint praise, but in no sense the damning sort.
Amber Dawn
May 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think I sighed more through this than I have over any romance novel. I smiled and giggled and tremendously enjoyed falling in love with the entire Wescott and Bennington family.
Aly is so frigging bored
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: historical
Another winner from Balogh!
Laura J.
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Abby's circumstances are unusual in that she was raised as the legitimate daughter of an Earl. The Earl was a bigamist which was discovered after his death leaving Abby and her siblings illegitimate. It's been six years since the discovery and Abby is still trying to figure out where she belongs and what to do with her life. She jumps at the chance to help her brother in his recovery from his war wounds. Gil, a friend to her brother and fellow officer, is also illegitimate but grew up in poverty ...more
Ann Green
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Abigail Westcott is an independent woman who has overcome the circumstances of her birth. She's not exactly on the marriage mart, but can't help but notice strikingly handsome Gilbert Bennington, the lieutenant colonel and superior officer who has escorted her wounded brother, Harry, home from the Napoleon wars. Gil has a backstory of his own birth and a life that rivals that of Abigail! Their shared beliefs in honor and survival give them something in common. Can Gil erase the sorrow of his fir ...more
Holly Bush
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Abigail Westcott loses what she considers her birthright when it is discovered after her father’s death that his first wife was dying from consumption, but not dead, when he married Abigail’s mother for her vast dowry. Abigail, her sister Camille, and her brother Harry, at the time thought to be the next Earl of Riverdale, are suddenly bastard children in the eyes of society, and are no longer treated as members of the ton. Her sister finds her place and marries an artist of some renown (Someone ...more
May 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-to-read
There is way too much introspection by the characters in this book. And lots of repetition. Lots and lots of perseveration by the characters as they endlessly think about things. Sigh.
I found the huge cast of characters from previous books overbearing also.
The book definitely improves as it goes on. 3-1/2 stars.
Janine Ballard
What a good book! Review to come.
Jun 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
It took me 50% to get into the book but then I couldn’t put it down.
Luz Trevino
Someone to Honor is the 6th book of the Wescott's Series. This is Abigail Wescott and Gilbert Bennington's story. This story was an okay read for me. I felt a little overwhelmed with the amount of characters that were in the first chapters. I have read some of the previous books in the series and still had a difficult time keeping track of who they were. Once the story focuses on Abigail and Gil it seemed to flow better. I really liked Abigail. She had a great personality and really cared about ...more
First of all, I won! I was picked for an ARC book through a Goodreads Giveaway and in exchange, I am writing an honest review.

Like all the books except one, it gets 3-stars--I liked it but it's not a must read, must devour in one session like some of Mary Balogh's past series.

We have a full conflict meeting between our two main characters. He is chopping wood bare chested, she thinks he's a servant and reprimands him. Later Abigail finds he's Gil, a good friend to her wounded and recuperating b
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, arc-s, romance
3.5 stars rounded up. This was another great addition to the Westcott series. Abigail Westcott and Gil Bennington are both quieter; they tend to be observers in a group. Because of this, they also tend not to be seen or understood. In this book, they do see each other and get to know each other.

Both are staying with Harry, Abigail's brother, as he recovers from war injuries. Gil has his own drama going on and Abby decides to help him. This was a quieter read and was rather serious in tone. It t
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
While the Westcotts are a remarkable family, what is even more remarkable is Mary Balogh’s ability to make each member of the family unique, memorable, interesting and loved – both in the context of the story and in the heart of her reader. This series continues to amaze with the depth of its character development. Each story is able to stand alone but also succeeds in becoming the next pearl in the literary necklace strung together to adorn a family, its values and its growth. Specifically, thi ...more
Jun 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book. I find Ms Balogh to be one of the most consistent authors in this genre and always enjoy her books. I have read all of the prior Westcott novels and this one did not disappoint. One of the things I enjoy most about this author is that she gives us an update on characters from earlier books. When she does this it doesn't feel forced. It is not merely "name dropping" like many other authors seem to do. I liked the subtlety of this developing relationship and would r ...more
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Mary Balogh writes introverts better than anybody I’ve read. Abigail and Gil have rich interior lives and recognize kindred spirits in one another, even long before they acknowledge their mutual attraction. There’s a plot here, with high stakes for Gil in particular, but the story is really about learning to trust enough to let someone into your inner world.

As the Westcott brood continues to grow, it’s a joy to check back in on them from time to time. I am looking forward to seeing what the next
May 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Received free from Penguin First to Read, my thoughts are my own.

A continuation of a previous plot point--a group of siblings discover they're illegitimate, and have a legitimate sister who inherits anything. Much upheaval follows.

This focuses on Abigail, who is traveling with her family to visit her brother Harry. Harry has a friend with him, a coincidentally illegitimate (what are the odds?) man with some serious baggage.

Overall, the story felt pretty formulaic, and the light entertaining mome
Anna Marie
Penguin first to read ARC.

Abigail is surviving the loss of everything she knew, when upon her father's death, that her parents weren't legally wed. Gil is a friend of her wounded brother, Harry. He is helping Harry at his family Westcott's home. These are the two people brought together to form a new couple, adding to the Westcott tribe. A dash of P&P, a horde of Westcotts, and a very big dog add a lot of excitement and emotions to this story.
Jayme Arrington
Jun 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I really wanted to enjoy this book in the series since I enjoyed the more novel plot idea (father attempting to regain custody of his child), but the book never really delivered. I was 3/4 of the way through the book and realized and I was waiting for the plot to become interesting still. The climax and conflict resolution were very enjoyable, but the lead-up dragged and lacked chemistry. Someone else described the book as "pleasant" and I think that would be an apt description.
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed at Dear Author with Janine.

Link to come.

4.5 stars, rounded up.
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2.5/3 out of 5
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another great installment. Love this series. Full review to come
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Balogh's books are always excellent, but this one comes closest to a "clean read." There isn't much of a plot-just two characters who are very introverted trying to figure things out. Gentle & relaxing (and it's not her fault I keep waiting for something to happen....)
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Mary Jenkins was born in 1944 in Swansea, Wales, UK. After graduating from university, moved to Saskatchewan, Canada, to teach high school English, on a two-year teaching contract in 1967. She married her Canadian husband, Robert Balogh, and had three children, Jacqueline, Christopher and Sian. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, music and knitting. She also enjoys watching tennis and curl ...more

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