It Could Only Be Youby Olivia Kelly
Harry Connelly has crossed an ocean and pushed his half-healed, battle weary body to its limits to confront the man
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Author's Note: This novella originally appeared in Summons from His Grace (The Regency Christmas Summons Collection). The story has been revised and new material added, and is now being published as an individual novella. Thank you for reading!
Harry Connelly has crossed an ocean and pushed his half-healed, battle weary body to its limits to confront the man who stole the life he should have had; his grandfather, the Duke of Danby. Wounded, Harry collapses in a small village’s church, and is nursed back to health by the vicar's beautiful daughter, Lily Beaumont. A man haunted by the demons of war, he should know better than to become involved with such an innocent but he cannot stay away from her. Harry's forced to make a decision. He can wield his decades old anger and bitterness against his grandfather, to compel him to acknowledge the damage he caused, and demand that the duke make monetary amends. Or he can turn his back on the past, and create a future with the woman he is beginning to think he cannot live without.
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I didn't always want to be a writer. But my love of books was present almost from the start. As I grew up, my dream was to open a used bookstore, with a small cafe attached. In preparation for making that dream a reality, I spent hundreds of hours with my nose in a book. In fact, I have perfected the art of walking and reading at the same time. I then went on to graduate from a culinary college, and by chance, instead of picking up a textbook one day, I picked up a romance novel. And fell in love. I devoured every romance novel I could get my hands on, then started on everything else. I realized that I had a story to tell also. As I began to write, I discovered that I didn't just have one story in me, but many, many stories. Here's hoping I get to share them all with you...
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I read this as part of the collection of short Christmas novellas called "A Summons From Danby Castle." They are fun stories about the Duke of Danby's scheme to get his grandchildren married before Christmas. This story is a little darker, since Harry has such a grudge against the duke and wants to keep his identity a secret. He is bent on having his revenge against the duke for disowning his mother, but his time spent with the vicar's daughter, Lily, heals more than his physical wounds. He may find hope for a bright future after all.