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To Win Her Heart (Within the Castle Gates #2)

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  9 reviews
A deathbed promise puts one man at odds with the desire of his heart while one woman’s duty to family may cost her everything she’d ever dreamed of.

Despite Emma Richards' fanciful dreams growing up in the shadow of King Arthur’s castle and the manor on the cliff, the orphan is now trapped inland serving her wealthy cousins with no hope for her own future.

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Kindle Edition, 165 pages
Published March 18th 2019 by Candee Fick
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Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The orphan and the heir

My rating is 4.5 stars

Grayson had spent most of his life in school, away from his family. Though he knew what to do when his father died, having been well trained to run an estate, he still felt abandoned. I was so impressed with his integrity and the way he continued to put the needs of “his” people before his own, and the way he was willing to honor his father’s agreement even to his own hurt.

Emma felt like she didn’t belong anywhere. Though part of the family, her uncle
Cathy Morgan
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Grayson has been away from his home for many years, studying and learning what he needs to know to take over from his father. Called back home as his father is dying, he promises to find a wife and win her heart. Then, among his father's papers, he finds a blank betrothal contract between his father and Lord Bainbridge, effectively binding him to one of Lord Bainbridge's three daughters. Visiting the man to discuss this, he finds that the two elder are basically betrothed already, while the youn ...more
Dawn Pearson
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a delightful story that drew me in from the first chapter with a traditional good vs evil theme with a hint of fairy tale.

The heroine believes that she is the penniless, orphan cousin who has no future prospects other than to comply to the wishes of her relatives in order to maintain food and shelter. She feels trapped in servitude when she's not even a paid servant. Meanwhile, the hero is bound by his honor and integrity to uphold a betrothal contract signed by his father. What he does
Vicki Johnson
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another very sweet story by Candee Fick. This was a very touching and enjoyable story that had a lot of good old family values woven throughout the story. Grayson has returned from school because his father is dying and now he must take over as the baron. Searching through papers after the reading of the will, he comes upon two things that he feels must be completed before he begins work on his family home, land and holdings. He has promised his father that he will search for a wife and he makes ...more
Joan Arning
Apr 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Castles and fairy tales! Lord Grayson Danvers is a kind, caring young man who desires to accept responsibility for those under his care upon the death of his father. You will feel sorrow for Grayson when he determines to fulfil a contract he finds requiring his marriage to one of Baron Bainbridge's daughters. I admired Emma for obediently following the orders of her uncle, Baron Bainbridge in return for his giving her a place to live even though she is treated like a servant. You will enjoy this ...more
What a delight it was to read this book! Both Grayson and Emma found themselves stuck in dire circumstances not of their doing, yet sought truth and honor in their reactions to those predicaments. It was easy to love those characters. The minor characters were quite believably written, as well.

The pace of this book was just right, and I was always surprised at the turns of events throughout the story. I recommend this book for readers of historical romance.

I received an e-ARC of this book from t
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I loved the setting!!! The author made me "feel" like I was there. Oh how I felt for Emma and even though her family was a piece of work she had the most gracious spirit. Grayson was faced with a difficult task but a few times I got frustrated with him - he came through in the end. The way the author weaved the story was amazing and kept me reading. I was afraid of the outcome until the end. I love this series and can't wait for the next book. I received a copy and this is review is my own opini ...more
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sometimes we suffer at the hands of others, but if we trust God, He will show us our path through the darkness. Grayson and Emma did that. By relying on God to lead them, He led them to each other. I thought this started a little slow, but well worth the read to see this adventure unfold.
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 Stars! Candee Fick's book To Win Her Heart (number 2 of Within the Castle Gates) is a great fairy tale. I really enjoyed the different premise on a classic tale. Emma grew up on the coast of Cornwall with dreams of King Arthur's castle but her life is changed after the death of her parents and she is in servitude to her wealthy cousins. Then Grayson Wentworth comes to stay. He is in search of a wife because his lands need the money only to be tricked into offering for Emma's young cousin. ...more
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Author of inspirational romance, non-fiction, and devotionals. Candee is married to a high school football coach and is the mother of three, including a child with special needs (thus providing inspiration for her first two non-fiction titles).

In addition to her non-fiction devotionals, she writes faith-based romance novels for the Bling! Romance imprint. She is a member of American Christian Fict