Tuesday, April 14, 2020
55. Rakes and Roses
First sentence: Harry Stillman swirled the set of dice within the cup and would have prayed if he were that sort of man.
Premise/plot: Rakes and Roses is the third novel in the Mayfield Family historical romance series by Josi S. Kilpack. Harry Stillman, our hero, is down on his luck and out of chances....or is he?!?! This gambler might just get an undeserved second chance from a mystery benefactor...
Lady Sabrina, our heroine, is not a gambler. The last thing she’d ever gamble on is giving love and marriage a second try. But when she stumbles upon a downtrodden Harry—he’s been beaten and left for dead—she finds herself playing nurse and caretaker.
My thoughts: I love, love, love this series. I think each book could stand alone. Each is a complete love story on its own, just focusing on different members of an extended family. Harry is the family member in this book.
I love Lady Sabrina and Harry. I do. Josi Kilpack has created lovely characters with flaws. Flaws are definitely important. If you enjoy character driven stories, especially with a romantic element, I would recommend this series.
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