Jun 21, 2016

To Woo a Widow by Christi Caldwell Review

To Woo A Widow
 Heart of A Duke #10
 By: Christi Caldwell
Release Date: June 21st, 2016
Self Published

They see a brokenhearted widow.

She's far from shattered.

Lady Philippa Winston is never marrying again. After her late husband's cruelty that she kept so well hidden, she has no desire to search for love.

Years ago, Miles Brookfield, the Marquess of Guilford, made a frivolous vow he never thought would come to fruition--he promised to marry his mother's goddaughter if he was unwed by the age of thirty. Now, to his dismay, he's faced with honoring that pledge. But when he encounters the beautiful and intriguing Lady Philippa, Miles knows his true path in life. It's up to him to break down every belief Philippa carries about gentlemen, proving that not only is love real, but that he is the man deserving of her sheltered heart.

Will Philippa let down her guard and allow Miles to woo a widow in desperate need of his love?

Philippa Gage, Countess of Winston is finally free of a marriage; where she was treated little more than a broodmare by her indifferent husband; add to that doctors recommend that she never have another child, Philippa knows that she would never marry again, as no man would want to raise her daughters Faith and Violet as their own; without ever having the chance of her having another child, despite her mother's plans to wed her off to her friends. But a chance meeting in Hyde Park brings Miles Brookfield into her life and it makes her yearn for things she thinks she can never have.

Miles Brookefield, Marquess of Guilford realizes he has to marry, especially when his mother has been planning his marriage to her goddaughter since he was a child and Miles seems to be resigned to it and even promised his mother even though he has nothing but friendship for Sybil. But when he discovered a little girl name Faith in the park, he wasn't expecting her mother to be as charming and alluring as Philippa.  Nor did he expect that that one meeting would change everything he had ever planned on.

But Philippa and Miles love continues to grow, despite the many obstacles put in their way by their families. But when Miles mother confronts Philippa and tells her he needs an heir, Philippa knows she must let Miles go...but will he be able to change her mind?

This story blew my mind! I didn't really know what to expect when I started this story, but I honestly one of the best historical romances that I have read this year.

Let start with the basics; The writing was smooth and the plot was fresh and unique. The characters were amazing! Philippa starts the book shy and quite abides to families wants and desires, even if it goes against her own. But with the help of Jane ( her sister in law) she finds her feet and her voice, that give me one of the best confrontation in a book in forever! One that could even rival Jane Austin Pride and Prejudice. When it comes to Miles, he is my hero! I honestly cannot express just how amazing his character is, but I cannot tell you why without giving away a huge part of the story. I will say that the one character that completely stole the show for me, is Faith! I loved every scene that she is in! I loved her honesty and fresh outlook.

I give To Woo A Widow 5 stars! This will be a book I will go back to again and again.

USA Today Bestselling author, Christi Caldwell blames Judith McNaught's "Whitney, My Love," for luring her into the world of historical romance. While sitting in her graduate school apartment at the University of Connecticut, Christi decided to set aside her notes and try her hand at writing romance. She believes the most perfect heroes and heroines have imperfections and she rather enjoys tormenting them before crafting a well-deserved happily ever after! 

Christi makes her home in Southern Connecticut where she spends her time writing, chasing around her feisty six-year old son and caring for her twin princesses in training!

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