Monday, December 19, 2016

To Warm a Wintered Heart by Deborah M. Hathaway {Review}

To Warm a Wintered Heart by Deborah M. Hathaway
Paperback, First Edition, 284 pages
Published October 20th 2016 by Draft Horse Publishing
After an uneventful season in Bath, Miss Charlotte Rosebury returns home to Warwickshire, looking forward to a visit from her mother’s friend. Their expected guest, Mrs. Worthington, has promised that her son will be accompanying her, and as Charlotte has only ever heard stories of the gentleman who rarely leaves his Yorkshire estate, she is most pleased to meet him. However, when her warm welcome is returned with a fierce frown from the handsome man, she cannot help but long to be free of him and his blue-eyed glare.

Despite his mother’s protests, Mr. Gabriel Worthington had made the decision long ago to remain unmarried, but when he meets Charlotte, doubts about his decision creep into his fearful mind, and he wishes for nothing more than to flee from the woman and never return.

For weeks, the two are forced to live within the same home, and though they provoke one another with teasing and stolen glances, an unlikely friendship blossoms between them, a friendship that grows stronger than either of them had expected. Will Gabriel concede to the choices binding his heart, or can Charlotte’s warmth be just the thing to strengthen their love and, at last, end their fears?

My Review: 5 Stars

There are many reasons why a heart turns cold. Gabriel is determined to never marry, but his choice was made long before he met Charlotte, the daughter of his mother's good friend. I love the first encounter between these two--full of assumptions, sass, and pride. The stage is set right away for some entertaining friction between two opposites.

Charlotte is so kind and cheerful in all that she does. She seems to entrance Gabriel and he can't resist forging a friendship with her, against his better judgment. Gabriel is the epitome of brooding. As he battles his heart, his true personality shines through the cloudy moments of his sulking. Their interactions made my happy heart giddy. I found myself with a silly smile on my face, laughing at the situations that arose and the words that were exchanged, as I eagerly devoured the story.

The writing style is almost whimsical and engaged me from the first page. I adored the characters and loved the relationships. I love books like this--the setting, characters, and circumstances are so well done that I feel a part of the story and I didn't want it to end. This is a great read for those who love fun, Regency romance!

Content: mild romance.

*I received a copy from the author. I voluntarily reviewed this book and all thoughts and opinions are my own.*

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About the Author:

Deborah M. Hathaway 
Deborah M. Hathaway graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor's degree in English and an emphasis in Creative Writing. As a young girl, she watched her first regency romance (Pride and Prejudice, 1940), before devouring Jane Austen’s novels and being captured by all things Regency. After falling madly in love with, and then marrying, her English husband, Deborah traveled to the United Kingdom, spending time in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. While exploring the beauty of the countryside, she received inspiration within cities such as York and Stratford-upon-Avon, the latter being one of her favorite places in the world. She is thrilled to have three novels out and is already working on her next clean romance.

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