Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A MOTHER FOR HIS FAMILY, review by Trixi Oberembt

A Mother for His Family
reviewed by Trixi Oberembt

Oh my, if I had an actual swooning couch I would have been utilizing this on more than one occasion throughout this book! I definitely was fanning myself till I cooled the pink off my cheek. Why? One name conjures up the need for smelling salts, John Gordon—Lord Ardoch—gentleman extraordinaire. What makes him even more swoon-worthy is his Scottish descent, as evidenced in how he says doon instead of down and his softly accented words of affection to Helena…oh but I’m getting ahead of myself now! Suffice it to say, any lady would fall for such a fine hero, so be prepared with your own couch, lace fan and smelling salts.

Helena Stanhope, lady of distinction, the daughter of highbrow society & but woefully tarnished by a blackguard named Fredrick Cole through no fault of her own. Yet she is the one to whom must pay the consequences, according to unspoken rules of society. Pity! Forced to marry far below her station (according to her parents, anyway), she soon finds herself the mother of four distinctly unique & lovable children, and Lord Ardoch’s “lady wife”. But it seems God has many good plans for her life as she finds real love is vastly different from what she grew up knowing. 

“I don’t want you living in this mire of guilt, nor does the Lord. You are precious and lovely in His eyes.” (John to Helena pg. 123)

See what I mean by swoon-worthy? 

John sees her worth and, soon after, so do the children! Yes, this is a fantastic regency novel full of compassion, heart-ache, finding ones way and worth through the Lord, real love and strong family ties! An absolute delight to read and be immersed in the story, one to be flogged if you miss! *titter*! 

*I obtained a copy of this book from the author and publisher but was not required to write a  review. The opinions stated above are entirely my own.

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  1. Trixi! I love your review on this one and can’t agree more. It’s fun to see different reviews of the same book. Different, but when it’s as good a book as this we pick up on different aspects. Susie sure can write a book that touches all of us . She entertains and shows us spiritual truths!

    1. Aw, Paula, thank you! I'm all teary!

    2. Thanks Paula! I (sometimes) like to read other peoples reviews to get different perspectives. I'm trying to write reviews from the heart more than just clinical ones, if that makes sense. My very good reader/blogger friend is a great example of this and she has taught me so much. I'm glad you liked the review :-)

  2. Trixi, thank you so much for this amazing review! You've touched my heart. I am so glad you enjoyed the book and I appreciate you taking the time to review it! Hugs and many, many thanks.

    1. Susie, it's not hard to write a review like this since this book was that and everything more!! I love Regency romance anyway and this was such a fun read. John is such a swoon-worthy hero in my eyes and I fell in love with him from the start. I'm glad Helena won his heart, she was his perfect complimentary heroine. Add the kids and you got a really great read, in my opinion!

  3. I agree. We did have two reviews and instead of it being repetitive, it's only double the fun! I know that Susie has another book in this setting and I'm hoping she finds a place for it with a publisher, because readers want more! more!!

    1. Debra, I also enjoyed "The Reluctant Guardian" by Susie she's such a talented writer! Her books are so good :-)

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    1. Thank you DeAnna, I'm glad you enjoyed it! It's such a fun book to read :-) I'd recommend it for sure along with The Reluctant Guardian!


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