Taken from author's site:
Colonel Devlin St. Just’s torn spirit calls to Emmaline Farnum, and in good conscience she cannot refuse his offer to provide a home for the little girl so dear to Emmie’s heart. As the adults forge a path to a better life for young Winnie, Emmie finds herself unable to resist the allure of a deeper attraction to Devlin. But resist she must, because decisions made years in her past are forcing her inexorably away from Devlin’s side.
After the previous book, I needed a pick me up, and this book was it. I read the first book of this series just last week, and I enjoyed it so much I had to read the second book as soon as possible. My expectations were high... I wasn't disappointed.
Devlin has a great sense of responsibility, and when the illegitimate daughter of the previous estate owner shows up, he feels obligated to take care of her and of her caregiver, Emmaline. He soon develops feeling for the little girl and the attraction to Emmaline is getting harder to ignore. Emmie is independent and very strong willed but when it comes to Winnie, she'll do just about anything. So when St. Just offers to take care of Winnie, she agrees but with some conditions of her own.
I wasn't expecting to enjoy this book as much as the previous, but I did. I found that this book the story flowed better, and even though I had my doubts about Emmie and Winnie's relationship, I loved the way the author introduced it. It was beautifully done.
The series just keeps on getting better... Cannot wait to get my hands on the third book, The Virtuoso.
The Soldier by Grace Burrowes (4.5/5) Historical Romance; Published: Sourcebooks Casablanca (6/2011); Format: Ebook for Kindle; Series: # 2, Windham; Series: # 2, The Duke's Obssession; Keeper Shelf; Books 2013 (7);