Seducing Mr. Heywoodby Jo Manning
Upon her husband's death, a shocked Lady Sophia learned that custody of her children went to a humble country vicar. Although he knows of her tarnished reputation, the clergyman believes children need their mother-and soon, he needs Lady Sophia too.
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Three times, Lady Sophia Rowley has been married and widowed. Her first husband was a brute, but her third was a kind man who was not in love with her, but did love her. For the price of an heir and spare, Sophia was able to have a comfortable life, free of abuse. After becoming a widow for the third time, she lived away from home, seeking husband four. After the best candidate for that jilts her, she reluctantly returns home where she meets her sons' guardian, the local vicar, Charles Heywood. As she gets to know him, Sophia finds herself falling in love and learning that she does love her sons. Sophia is hardly the type of woman to appeal to a man of the cloth, but despite this, she very much appeals to Charles. As Sophia's new leaf continues to turn over, he falls in love with the woman she becomes thanks to him. ................... **** Sweet, and almost allegorical, this story weaves together past and present skillfully. Seeing Sophia's metamorphasis from selfish to caring is a lovely process to witness. ****
This is one of the most entertaining books that I have read this year. The characters are well defined and entirely believable. The language is realistic, elegant and often funny. The plot is well rounded and sophisticated, with surprise twists. If you are a fan of this genre this is not a book to be missed!