Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post hosted by Breaking the Spine @ breakingthespine.blogspot.com where we book bloggers talk about a book that isn’t released yet that we are excited about.
This week’s pick is…..
Only A Promise by Mary Balogh
Fifth Book in The Survivor’s Club Series
Genre: Historical Romance-Regency Era
Summery from Goodreads
The new Survivor’s Club novel from the New York Times bestselling author.
The Survivors’ Club: Six men and one woman, all wounded in the Napoleonic Wars, their friendship forged during their recovery at Penderris Hall in Cornwall. Now, for one of them, striking a most unusual bargain will change his life forever.…
Ralph Stockwood prides himself on being a leader, but when he convinced his friends to fight in the Napoleonic Wars, he never envisioned being the sole survivor. Racked with guilt over their deaths, Ralph must move on…and find a wife so as to secure an heir to his family’s title and fortune.
Since her Seasons in London ended in disaster, Chloe Muirhead is resigned to spinsterhood. Driven by the need to escape her family, she takes refuge at the home of her mother’s godmother, where she meets Ralph. He needs a wife. She wants a husband. So Chloe makes an outrageous suggestion: Strike a bargain and get married. One condition: Ralph has to promise that he will never take her back to London. But circumstances change. And to Ralph, it was only a promise.
Why I am Excited
Ralph’s character has always intersected me. I mean his survivor’s guilt must be horrible. I can’t even imgaine it. I know about his character from the other books. The Proposal(My favorite book ever by Mary)and The Arrangement(which I gave 4 stars but then The Proposal was a hard act to fallow). I am also wondering what the heck happened in London that Chloe wouldn’t ever go back.
What is your Pick this week?
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