Friday, March 30, 2018
Book Review: A Question of Love (Questions for a Highlander #1) by Angeline Fortin
Title: A Question of Love (Questions for a Highlander #1)
Author: Angeline Fortin
A novel of star crossed lovers who are torn apart after a very brief meeting. He is married and she is wed to an Earl by her parents who are seeking a title for her. Fast forward 8 years and change locales to Scotland. She is just finishing up a year of mourning, her very controlling husband was lost at sea and had been declared dead, and she is very pleased. Enter the man who was married and is also an Earl. After a bitter divorce he has rarely been seen public and does not socialize. It is by chance he again encounters the now Countess and sparks begin to ignite their long dormant love. This is a love story that will keep your interest from beginning to be,
The earl of Shaftesbury's countess must be refined. Cultured. Perfect. It was a lesson that proper Evelyn Ashley-Cooper had learned flawlessly over six oppressive years of marriage. Even when widowhood freed her from the prison her life had become, Eve still floundered under the veneer of perfection that her domineering husband demanded, unable to unleash the lively girl she once was from the confines of her prim exterior.
But when her long-lost first love Francis MacKintosh, earl Glenrothes reappears in her life, Eve is tempted by the desire to escape her proper façade and the longing to truly live once again. Discovering that enticement alone cannot overrule years of tyranny, Eve struggles between her old self and the new, between yearning to be with him and a determination never to put herself under the thumb of another man - even one she discovers she still loves as much as her Glenrothes.
Since meeting a vivacious, young Eve many years before, Francis MacKintosh has become a man embittered by life, by a wife who has made him a cuckold to the whole of Scotland and by a humiliating divorce that has rained scandal down upon the heads of himself and his family for years. Never had he thought that he would find Eve, his Eden, once again or that he would dare push aside his disdain of the fairer sex, to trust and love once more. But for Eve, for the love and happiness he is suddenly certain they can find only in each other, he finds himself willing to take a chance.
If only he might convince his true love to do the same!
Francis' seduction and ability to blend her proper side with the spirited Eve of years past lure the countess back to him but just when happiness seems but a step away, their mutual pasts will come crashing down around them attempting to tear them apart and Eve and Francis will have to risk their lives for a future together.
The question remains, will their rediscovered love be enough to conquer all?
About The Author:
Angeline Fortin is the author of historical and time-travel romance offering her readers a fun, sexy and often touching tales of romance.
Her most recent release, Taken: A Laird for All Time Novel, was recently awarded the Virginia Romance Writers 2015 Holt Medallion Award for Paranormal Romance. Her first release in May of 2011, the Highland time travel novel A Laird for All Time, has steadily ranked in Amazon's Top 100 in Time Travel for the past four years with more than 100 five-star reviews so far.
A Question of Love, the first of her Victorian historical romance series Questions for a Highlander, was released later that year and quickly followed by series additions A Question of Trust and A Question of Lust. The series primarily follows the siblings of the MacKintosh clan. Ten brothers and their lone sister who end up looking for love in all the right places.
While the series continues on with familiar characters well known to those who have read the entire series, each single title is also a stand-alone tale of highland romance.
With a degree in US History from UNLV and having previously worked as a historical interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg, Angeline brings her love of history and Great Britain to the forefront in settings such as Victorian London and Edinburgh.
As a former military wife, Angeline has lived from the west coast to the east, from the north and to the south and uses those experiences along with her favorite places to tie into her time travel novels as well.
Angeline is a native Minnesotan who recently relocated back to the land of her birth and braved the worst winter recorded since before she initially moved away. She lives in Apple Valley outside the Twin Cities with her husband, two children and three dogs.
She is a wine enthusiast, DIY addict (much to her husband's chagrin) and sports fanatic who roots for the Twins and Vikings faithfully through their highs and lows.
Most of all she loves what she does everyday - writing. She does it for you the reader, to bring a smile or a tear and loves to hear from her fans.
You can follow Angeline on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr and Pinterest or you can check out her website for information on new releases and other news.
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