By Kaye Dacus
Reviewed by Martha Artyomenko
Do you enjoy regency stories? I do, so I was excited to read this story by Kaye Dacus set in in England complete with high waisted dresses and all. When the story starts, Julia is only 17, but the majority of the story is later when she is almost 30 and it was fun to read a regency romance that was about an "older" couple. I would not want to spoil the story for you, but when Julia is 17, she falls in love with a young man who works alongside her father in the Navy. Her twin brother has gone missing and she is dealing with that, but also expecting a proposal from her young man. When it does not come, she becomes somewhat of a laughing stock of proper society, despite the fact she is well off. A spinster, she finds things to make herself useful, helping her father in keeping accounts and taking care of the less fortunate with her good friend Susan. At the age of 29, the young man who left her heart broken, returns to her life. She is dealing with conflicting emotions of anger as well as others that frustrate her. Add to this a plot from her aunt to marry her off to her cousin (eeww!) to take her money, makes this story one you will be able to smile your way through. It is one of those happy stories you can lose yourself in and think that all of life is good and nothing wrong will happen to you for a short time. I look forward to watching when the next two book come out in this series and reading more adventures of Julia and others in the series!