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The House on Becket Lane is such a delight to read! It will have you both laughing and crying.
Lord Dashell Lonsdale is considered one of the most eligible bachelors in London, but few-even Lord Lonsdale himself-know that despite appearances, his family fortune is not as secure as he believes. When a chance encounter with an unknown lady on the street shakes his seemingly stable world, the young lord has no idea how to react. She collapses at his feet, a frightened child in her arms. She is whisked away before he can even learn her name. She is Caroline, the younger of two daughters of a family that carries a burden of secrets as well. All they know is that their mother’s tongue is silenced not by pride but by fear-and she took her secret to her grave. Now Caroline lives in a house with only her stepfather to guide her. Lord Lonsdale exploits his station to learn of her identity and where she lives. His arrival triggers an angry quarrel between Caroline and her stepfather. Horrified to have caused such tension within her family, he departs with the promise to return the next day. But duty calls him away before he can keep his promise. He learns that, thanks to the gambling debts of his brother, his family is on the brink of financial ruin. He has no choice but to turn his attention to restoring the family’s fortunes and honour. Now Caroline has her own secret to share-and what she must tell him may end their love before it can begin.
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This was not the normal genre of book that I would typically read, but I came to find that this was definitely a well written book that engaged me from beginning to end. There is definitely romance within the book and of course a love story, and while this was not a book that I would typically read, for anyone that does enjoy romances and strong character and plot, this is a book that they will enjoy completely. A very well written book that the author should be proud of! — Dad of Divas
The House on Becket Lane is an engaging story, which is written like a Charlotte Bronte novel. It is about a young lady who runs out into a street to save a child from harm and finds herself saved also. Lord Lonsdale finds himself in love with Caroline, even though they have just met. Caroline's stepfather is an unsavory character who does not treat Caroline very well. Once Lord Lonsdale finds where she lives and is made to leave by the stepfather, an argument ensues with Caroline being beaten. Lord Lonsdale is called away to tend to matters pertaining to his brother so he does not know Carolines situation. Once he is apprised of it he goes to her rescue and hides her away and sees that she is safe from her stepfather. Caroline has a secret of her own regarding the death of her mother and sister and thinks that her stepfather had something to do with the deaths. This is a story of love and romance with a bit of mystery thrown in. A fast and enjoyable read. — Kathleen Kelly
- Paperback 342 pages
- Publisher Stratton Press (March 12, 2018)
- Language English
- ISBN-10 1948654393
- ISBN-13 978-1948654395
- Product Dimensions 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight 13.9 ounces