I only received this book a few days ago but since it is releasing on April 1st and the fact that I was looking for a light read, I sat down with it this morning. I read it in almost one sitting which of late I find hard to do without distraction.
The strength of a good book in this genre are in its character depictions and the amount of attachment we can form with them given the time we have once they are introduced to us. This is a trilogy with a trio of triplets as the main leads.
First up we have the new Baron Ludworth. The second eldest of the three but the eldest male is now heir to a rambling castle and a sizable cash flow problem. He is heartbroken over his father’s death but is putting together as stable a plan as possible with the help of his siblings. This relationship as well as all the others that we are to encounter are so heartfelt (and I do not say this lightly) that I felt warmed by them and it has left me itching to find out what happens with the other two siblings as soon as I can.
Lucie is the female lead, a woman who has some things in her past that she would rather not recollect but overall an enthusiastic worker who specializes in valuable art. When their paths cross in the time when both need bolstering, and all the numerous dogs in the background, things get better for both of them. I cheered for them as well as shed a tear or two, overall a very enjoyable read.
I enthusiastically recommend this to readers of this genre. Recently I have not clicked with books in this variety because of one reason or the other, the predominant reason being the narration. This particular tale has made me feel fresh and hopeful that there are authors out there I can still personally recommend(not that the others are bad but I can only recommend something I actually had good experiences with).
I received an advance review copy thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but it has not effected the review in any way, which remains unbiased.
P.S The book is still available for request on NetGalley at the time of my writing this post, I will link the cover back to it if you are interested.
Affiliated link to purchase : Book Depository