Hawthorne Dorning either finds a way to turn his family’s vast botanical resources into a successful commercial venture, or the estate the Dornings have called home for centuries could be broken up. He loves the land and he’s never shied away from hard work, but he knows nothing about creating perfumes or fragrances.
Margaret Summerfield has put aside her passion for scent-making to tend to the serious business of raising her little nieces. She’s no longer the girl who wandered the countryside by the hour, lost in the pleasures of nature, nor does she want to be. Hawthorne needs her help, but what does he have that could possibly tempt Margaret to entangle herself with his dreams?
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Fascinating look at details of managing a diverse country estate, medical challenges of the period, and social distinctions, as well as a charming love story. As always, I love Burrowes’ inclusion of children and animal characters, each imbued with definitive personality, cleverness, and forthright, - sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant - contributions to the storyline.
This is the seventh book in the True Gentlemen series, but can be read as a standalone book. It was the first book I have read in the series and was just as wonderful as all of Grace Burrowes’s books! It was so well written and easy to read. Once I started to read the book, I couldn’t put it down. The characters were so sweet and enjoyable to read about. There were several obstacles (guardianship of children, family projects, etc) they had to overcome to have their HEA and in the end it worked out so well. I would highly recommend this book. I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book from the publisher and am voluntarily reviewing it.