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Annabelle's future is looking bleak when her father passes away and leaving Annabelle and her brother, Thomas to deal with the fallout of his bad investments. After news broke of her father's scandal over his investments, Annabelle's fiancé has called off their engagement. With both of her parents gone, Annabelle is at the mercy of her controlling brother who wishes to marry her of to the highest bidder. Annabelle refuses to marry for anything but love and runs away to live with her uncle, Langsby who runs school. There she has to learn to survive on her own and not rely on others to take care of her. Will Annabelle be able to find true love? Will she be able to shed her old life and take on a new identity?
The novel was a quick and interesting read. It was beautifully written and sprinkled with a few mysteries. The story had an interesting take of a high society woman who has fallen from "grace" and leaves her entire life behind to fight for her happiness. Typically, most of the novels I have read are women who are "poor" and fall in love with a rich gentleman and later realize they either have a relative that has status or money or that love will conquer all. The characters were all relatable and felt multi-dimensional while readers are hoping they find their bit of happiness. An enjoyable beach read and I will be on the look out for books by the author!
**Disclosure - I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest