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Today I’m featuring
Holding the Line by Jennifer Delamere.
A widow at just 30 years of age, Rose Finlay is determined to put all ideas of marriage and family behind her and pursue an independent life. But when she notices a young woman about to be led astray by a roguish aristocrat, bitter memories from her past arise, and she feels compelled to intervene. The unintended consequences of her efforts will ultimately force Rose to reexamine her life in a new light.
As the overseer of his two widowed sisters’ financial and domestic affairs, John Milburn carries heavy responsibilities for a single man. But he’s faced with his biggest challenge when his headstrong niece falls prey to the attentions of a powerful man who could ruin both her and her family.
When Rose and John join forces to protect his niece, they put everything they hold dear–including their growing attraction–in jeopardy.
Discover more information about Jennifer Delamere at: jenniferdelamere.com.
[Graphic Text]: London, Late September 1881 ~ There wasn’t too much in life that seriously chafed Rose Finlay, unless it was someone trying to overlay their brand of happiness onto hers.
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Holding the Line by Jennifer Delamere is book three in her Love Along the Wires historical romance series.
I’ve been looking forward to Rose’s story and it did not disappoint. I love how she wanted to help John’s niece and was willing to put herself in an uncomfortable position to do so. Rose is intelligent and confident, and I was offended on her behalf at the unkindness she faced.
I also loved how John kept finding ways to see Rose. He had a lot of responsibility and walked several fine lines, but when it came to Rose, he knew what he wanted. I also loved how he interacted with his nieces and nephews. He truly wanted the best for them.
This story held my attention from start to finish. And, honestly, I didn’t want it to end! I loved the interaction between John and Rose, and his nieces and nephews. I’m also sad to see the series end. It was a fun trilogy that I’m so glad I had the opportunity to read. If you love historical romance, I highly recommend this series.
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