Monday, January 19, 2009

Book Review: The Lady Flees Her Lord

Back of the book:

She's desperate for peace and safety...
Lucinda, Lady Denbigh, is running from a husband who physically and emotionally abuses her because she is unfashionably plump and has failed to produce an heir. Posing as a widow, she seeks refuge in he the quiet countryside.

He's returned from the wards, wounded and tomented...
Lord Hugo Wanstead, with a wound that won't heal, and his mother's and Spanish wife's deaths on his conscience, finds his estate impoverished, his sleep torn by nightmares, and brandy his only solace. When he meets Lucinda, he finds her beautiful--- body and soul --- and thinks she just might give him something to live for...

Together they can begin to heal, but not until she is free from her violent past...


This book was an amazing story of 2 people living different lives brought together during harsh and difficult times. I loved how the author, Michele Ann Young, wrote about 2 'out of the norm' main characters. Lucinda is a larger sized woman wanting to be loved, but her husband is so cruel and condescending that she finds she has to leave him to really live. Hugo is tormented by his past and having been in the war. His mood is dark, but he is a lonely man just wanting to be left alone with his bourbon. From deception to emotional fireworks to forgiveness, this book has everything. The romantic tension between Lucinda and Hugo kept me reading the book and I didn't want to put it down! The buildup of whether the two end up together is filled with enough twists and turns you'll never be sure until the very end. I'm looking forward to reading more books by Michele Ann Young.

Thank you to Sourcebooks for the book to do the review!!

Rating: 4/5


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