He has secretly admired her from afar…
England, 1811. When John Merrick, the Earl of Corbeau, is caught in a locked storeroom with Lady Grace, he has but one choice—marry her. He cannot bear to tarnish any woman’s reputation, least of all Lady Grace’s.
She has lost everything but her dignity…
Lady Grace Landon will do anything to help her mother and sisters, crushed and impoverished by her father’s disgrace. But throwing herself into the arms of her dearest friend’s older brother to trap him in marriage? Never.
Corbeau needs to prove that he loves her, despite her father’s misdeeds. After years of being an object of scorn, not even falling in love with Corbeau alters Lady Grace’s determination to not bring her disrepute upon another. However, if they don’t realize that the greatest honor is love given freely without regard to society’s censure, they stand to lose far more than they ever imagined.
Review: The last thing Lady Grace Landon wants is to bring any more dishonor to her family name. Yet a set of circumstances — completely innocent — puts Lady Grace’s reputation at stake. John Merrick, the Earl of Corbeau, is ready to save the day, but can Grace trust his intentions?
In To Win a Lady’s Heart, author Ingrid Hahn provides readers with a well-written story about a woman desperately seeking a way to help her family, even if it means she has to earn wages.
I loved Lady Grace because of her fierce determination and love for her family. Even when her plans get derailed because she is in the wrong place at the wrong time, her sense of dignity remains strong, as does her refreshing sense of humor.
The chemistry between Lady Grace and Corbeau created an interesting dynamic. While it would have been much more predictable for Lady Grace to have purposely tried to trap a rich man, that is far from the case. Instead, she offers him multiple opportunities to leave, not realizing that leaving is the last thing on his mind. I loved the way the attraction builds, adding plenty of spice in the process.
The story’s drama focuses on whether the heart can be stronger than the mind. Along the journey of life, it seems that even the most dignified of ladies can feel the pull of her heart at the hands of a man.
I am excited about reading more stories based on the Landon sisters. As the author’s debut novel, this one laid a solid foundation for future installments.