The Rebellious Son’s Series
Publisher: Signet Eclipse
Date published. July 2010
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Pam
Obtained from Publisher
John Fitzhugh Wyckerly is a handsome, charming gambling man who seldom loses. His one redeeming part is his desire to give his daughter a better life. If he’s going to rescue his daughter, he also has to find a way to change his ways. As the younger son he’s had to make his own way in the world. When his elder brother unexpectedly dies, he inherits Danecroft, the family's run down estate, plus its debts and unpaid retainers.
Abigail Merriweather is a farmer who has recently lost custody of her younger siblings. When Fitz stops the coach he’s travelling in, he ends up at Abigail’s small farm along with his rebellious daughter.
Abigail soon realizes he has no idea what being a parent means, so helps him out while he works hard on her farm. His flirting delights her, plus his charm touches deep inside, to something she’s never felt before.
Wyckerly is an interesting character who seems to come out on top no matter what is happening around him. When he meets Abigail he finds himself floundering a bit, as she will have nothing to do with his lifestyle.
This is an historical which will pull at your heart strings and provide many smiles. I really enjoyed reading this story, while following the characters journey. The book was an interesting glimpse into another aspect of Regency life, and how the so called rich ran up debts, as if the trades-people meant nothing to them. It was also interesting to read a book, with a female character who didn’t wait for others to do her chores. She neither simpered or sighed all the time, nor expected to wear fancy clothes and prance around beneath an umbrella all day.
Congratulations Ms. Rice, you now have a fan who has hunted down another book by you and looks forward to its arrival.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.