Review of my free short story Belinda's Secret.
has read her father’s newspapers, listened at keyholes, and learned all
the scandals attached to Derrek, Lord Hawkestone’s, name. She decides
he’ll fit her requirements perfectly. Not that Belinda’s requirements
are likely to match her father’s plans for her, but she just wants to
succeed in two insignificant things before settling down into a
miserable boring marriage.
From nicely formal dialog in
pleasantly formal gardens, to the unsettling needs of orphans in a
run-down mansion, author Maggi Andersen recreates a long-ago world with
vivid clarity. Rumors, arranged marriages, poverty and aristocracy all
play their part. Society rocks to the sound of finance and propriety,
and Belinda plans to be obedient eventually, but just for now… Meanwhile
Derrek plans to play the part laid out in rumor, until things change.
A lovely quick historical romance, Belinda’s Secret is the perfect accompaniment to your morning coffee or afternoon tea.
Disclosure: I was lucky enough to find a free ecopy.
Available FREE on Goodreads, Knox Robinson Publishing and my MY WEBSITE