by Kasey Stockton
Publisher : Golden Owl Press
Language : English
Paperback : 270 pages
ISBN-10 : 1952429072
ISBN-13 : 978-1952429071
Can true love break the curse?
Amelia Fawn is cursed—or so she believes. How else can she explain each of her husbands’ deaths within the first year of marriage? So after the ton names her the Black Widow and warns eligible men to stay clear, Amelia vows never to marry again. Not even if she falls in love.
Charles Fremont has loved Amelia Fawn his entire life. But after enduring countless rejections and watching her get married three other times, he’s finally had enough. He swears a vow to never ask anything from her again. Even if it kills him.
Book three in the Ladies of Devon series, The Widow of Falbrooke Court, is a clean Regency romance continuing the story of the four women who make up a literary society in Devon and form a lasting friendship.
The Widow of Falbrooke Court can be read as a standalone, but it also has some characters in it that have shown up earlier in the series. I love when books include characters we already love in them. It’s great to see more to their story than an epilogue can provide. The previous book in the series (The Lady of Larkspur Vale) was one of my favorite reads last year. I really think that readers will enjoy it more if they read the entire series.
I’ll admit that I wasn’t a fan of Amelia Fawn at the beginning of the story. She repeatedly thinks of the hero as idle and lazy. When she thinks he is no longer interested in her and likes someone else, she selfishly wishes he didn’t even though she isn’t interested in him. At least she recognized her selfishness though. She also didn’t notice him for his kindness and character, she only become interested in him due to his muscles and physical build.
Charles Fremont reminds me a little of a lost puppy who is trying to find his way. He is so loyal and caring about other people.
The characters that Stockton has created for the Ladies of Devon series feel like old friends, and I look forward to visiting with them again.
“Sometimes the unexpected turns out to be the greatest blessings of our lives.”