Lt. John Holdsworth, an injured veteran from Waterloo, is now steward for a large estate in Scotland. Catriona Craig is the adopted daughter of Lord Craig, whose only interests lie in growing herbs and healing people. Can two unlikely friends find healing together? Can he overcome the shadows of his past and accept her love?
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Out of the Darkness by Elizabeth Johns Catriona Craig is the adopted daughter of the previous Doctor Craig, now Lord Craig and his wife. Gavin Craig had adopted her along with her sister and brother a few years ago. Catriona doesn't want the London Season, she's content on their land in Scotland where she can practice her healing skills alongside her father. John Holdsworth had more than he ever thought possible. After surviving Waterloo, minus a few limbs, he not only was alive but didn't end up on the streets. And these past years he was able to be a steward for Lord Craig. He was blessed so he wouldn't feel sorry for himself that he'd never have a family and marriage. I love how the author brings the characters to life. It's so easy to fall in love with John. And Catriona has such a big heart. Loved it. Many of these characters were first introduced in the Loring-Abbott series. The Series of Elements series book one; Through the Fire, is the Craig's story and the adoption. I have enjoyed all of the books.
Very sweet story - somewhat repetitive of Margaux' story but very nice. I really liked the hero and heroine - their anxiety, kindness and hope. Compelling look at life as an injured veteran. My only complaint is I wish it had lasted longer - but they didn't need more drama. Clean and chaste.