Elizabeth Turner once loved Oliver Randall, but was blind to his desire to travel without the encumbrance of a wife weighing him down. When she learned the truth, Beth settled for the security of a loveless marriage. Now a widow with a son to support, desperation has driven her into service at Romsey Abbey and directly into the path of the man she’d loved and lost.
Oliver has no intention of letting his dream of travel slip away again, even for a pretty face from his past. Since his return to the abbey, he’s planned a grand tour to the continent even while examining the astonishing emotional changes a decade apart from his brothers has wrought. The last thing Oliver wanted was stronger ties to the people living at Romsey. But then fate offers him both an affair and an unexpected friendship. Is it curiosity alone that stirs him, or the beginning of an unexpected adventure?
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*An enjoyable read.. I didn't realize it was third in a series until the characters keep referring to the past.. Although this book stands on it's own, it would have been better had I knowledge of the characters past..
Oliver Randall (I almost pictured him as Mr. Spock, the vulcan) seemed so cold and distant but the fact is, he keeps his true feelings deeply buried, including the fact that he loves Elizabeth Turner. Elizabeth has always loved Oliver but when she thought her feelings weren't reciprocated, she settled for a loveless marriage to another. Years later, widowed with a young son, she seizes the opportunity to be with Oliver no matter how little time they may have together before he sets sail on his long awaited adventure after being imprisoned for many years by the family's evil nemesis. This may be the third book in the series but it easily stands on it's own. A passionate, sexy, "can't put down" kind of story.