GENRE: Contemporary Romance
SERIES: English Village (Book 3)
PUBLISHER: The Wild Rose Press
About the Book
Lizzie York, a young paraplegic, has the chance to teach at a new school in Oldcastle. On a quest for independence, and to live alone, out from her brother’s watchful eye, she encounters discrimination from narrow-minded villagers. Toss into the mix: a school employee who sets her heart racing, a home of her own, and work she is passionate about.
Peter Barrington, a London solicitor, invests in Bright Academy. Having experienced pain and loss in his past, he became a workaholic. He now desires a quiet life in the country. He meets Lizzie, is immediately smitten, but respects her need for independence. As they work together, their mutual respect and love grows.
When someone hides in the woods and photographs them, Peter does everything in his power to protect Lizzie. But Lizzie is up for a fight. Will their love be strong enough to overcome hatred, and intent to harm, so they can forge a future together?
Read an Excerpt
“Maybe he has a secret life? Doesn’t like women?” Sara said, keeping her voice low.
“You. Are. Kidding. Right?” Naomi leaned forward. “He’s so darn hot.” She fanned her face. “He’s every woman’s dream. Did anyone else notice that he looks like Dev Patel’s older brother? If he had a brother.”
They all spoke over each other in whispered tones. Of course, many had observed his resemblance to the British born actor of Indian parents. She had too. “Shush,” Lizzie said, and frowned. “He might return, and well, it seems rude.”
Everyone snickered, but returned to their work. Lizzie glanced around the table; nobody had made much progress. When Peter left, she’d have to get tough with them. An old saying, things come in threes, popped into her mind. Good and bad.
This would be three weddings. All good. She hoped the nosey villagers would leave handsome Peter Barrington alone. She couldn’t bear to watch his wedding. Especially to a woman from the village. And that would start another round of three.
Were there even three single people left in Oldcastle?
Although part of a series, One Unforgettable Friday, works just as well as a standalone. That said, I’d still highly recommend the first two books in the series, One Safe Place and One Truth Revealed, so that you get a feel for the small town of Oldcastle and its quirks.
As always, author Robena Grant has given the reader something to think about along with a touching romance. In this instance, it’s the prejudice people can feel for someone who’s “different”.
Fortunately for our heroine, Lizzie, she meets the slightly flawed and somewhat damaged Peter. Together they build a relationship based on trust and attraction. When Lizzie’s safety is threatened, Peter realizes exactly how strong a woman she is when she refuses to give up her hard-earned independence.
If you enjoy your romance with a side of non-traditional heroines, it’s time for a trip to the English countryside!
About the Author
Robena Grant writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense about ordinary women thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Travel and discovering new places brings her great pleasure, and she often includes these discoveries in her stories. She is Australian by birth, lives in Southern California, and has two grown children.
Robena Grant will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.
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This is a four-week, review tour. You are welcome to visit the previous stops for more chances to win, as well as bookmark the upcoming stops for even more insight into the book and the author.
January 29: Two Crazy Ladies Love Romance
February 5: Locks, Hooks and Books
February 5: Jennifer Macaire, Tell me a Story
February 12: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
February 12: Notes From a Romantic’s Heart
February 19: Harlie’s Books
February 19: My Reading Journeys
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