The Great Estate
(Thornbrook Park #3)
by Sherri Browning
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: August 4th 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
If you're a fan of Downton Abbey, don't miss the fascinating Edwardian world of Thornbrook Park.
Pulled apart by past mistakes...
Sophia Thorne was young and inexperienced when she married the dashing Earl of Averford . . . and through dark and troubled times, their relationship nearly came to an end. Now she's determined to transform herself into the fiery, ardent lover she always wanted to be, giving them a second chance at love . . . before they're lost to each other forever.
Driven by a passion neither could deny...
It took nearly losing Sophia for Gabriel to realize he had allowed his love for his great estate to distract him from his beautiful wife. But that time is over. Despite all the obstacles standing in their way, Gabriel vows to teach Sophia what it is to truly love . . . and to be loved by a husband devoted heart and soul to her every desire.
“Love is so complicated. I think we’ve had a harder time than most. Maybe I was too young when we married, too naïve, too easily influenced. I wish I’d been able to tell you how I felt without feeling ashamed of myself.”
“Why would you be ashamed?” He reached for her hand.
She turned red. “My mother put so many ideas into my head. Why do we listen to our parents?”
“You’re asking me?”
“Right. Your mother has a few wild ideas of her own. Alice had it easier, I suppose. She has always been rebellious. No matter what Mother told her, she would never have listened. But I’ve always been more prim, a straight arrow. It took me so long to shake my own mother’s well-meant advice.”
“You’ve finally grown into your own, Sophia.” He stroked her face with the side of his hand. “The woman you were always meant to be. To be honest, I never quite expected it myself. When we married, you were so young and impressionable. But look at you now.”
“Yes?” She arched a brow.
“You’re magnificent. I can’t get enough of you, darling. The woman you are takes my breath away.”
“Show me.” She suddenly felt very daring, in keeping with his compliments.
“I promised myself that I wouldn’t get carried away with you again out of doors. You deserve a proper courtship. Dinner, wine, a bed.”
She laughed, feeling carefree. “The outdoors seem to be working for us lately. No distractions. We have soft grass.”
“You keep on surprising me. A moment.” He walked back to the horse, fetched a blanket from a pack at the saddle’s side, and returned to spread it on the grass. He reached for her hand. “My lady.”
She took his hand and sat down.
And don't miss the first two Thornbrook Park Romances!
About the Author:
Sherri Browning writes historical and contemporary romance fiction, sometimes with a paranormal twist. She is the author of critically acclaimed classic mash-ups Jane Slayre and Grave Expectations. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Sherri has lived in western Massachusetts and Greater Detroit Michigan, but is now settled with her family in Simsbury, Connecticut. Find her online at www.sherribrowningerwin.com.
I plan on reading this one next, and I am pretty excited. This sounds so different.ReplyDelete
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