When Annabelle Grandville's husband died, his younger brother returned from exile in Jamaica to be guardian to Annabelle's son Giles, the new Earl of Weston. Though Annabelle and Stephen were once passionately in love, his defection had caused her to build a new life with his brother. But when murder attempts are made on both Stephen and Giles, she must rethink everything.
Some Reviews of The Guardian ...
Publisher's Weekly. Starred review ...
Gripping, suspenseful first-person narrative from top-ranked Regency historical author Joan Wolf will remind readers why they love the genre.. Cool, self-possessed beauty Annabelle Grandville's privileged world is shaken when her first love, Stephen Grandville, returns to Weston, the family estate on the Sussex Downs, as guardian to new earl Giles, his nephew ...and her young son. Stephen's five-year Jamaica exile had sent Annabelle into his now-deceased brother's arms. Can their once-passionate love affair be rekindled? Annabelle barely has time to ponder the possibilities before murder attempts are mind on Stephen's and Giles's lives. Suddenly, every Grandville family member stands suspect, and Annabelle's no longer sure whom she can trust. Smartly plotted, with funny, believable dialogue and a large, consistently well-drawn cast of characters, this is romance writing at its best.
Romantic Times ...
Ms. Wolf writes a spellbinding tale of a couple thrown together and protective of one another since childhood as their love grows to an all-encompassing passion, a love that overcomes all adversity....a luscious treat.
The Belles and Beaux of Romance ...
"Joan Wolf always delivers a stellar reading experience. ... The latest treasure by Joan Wolf is The Guardian. Set in Regency England it is a tale about an extraordinary woman and how she deals with family secrets, deceit, and the great love of her life.
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