Lovely Annabelle Tyler needs a fresh start following her divorce from her ne’er-do-well-social climbing husband. Harrison Graymoor, Philadelphia’s most eligible bachelor, has no intention of ever changing his marital status.
Thieves leave them tied together overnight, and Annabelle and Harrison are forced to wed for propriety’s sake. Each of the reluctant spouses has secrets. Each tries desperately not to fall in love. How they come to accept and love each other, and themselves, make the basis of a sweet inspirational romance.
The story gives the reader an overview of rough justice in the early 19th century, where society’s mores outweighs the needs of the individual. It also tackles the shame associated with divorce – especially for the woman, no matter how wronged she is by her spouse. A lovely read. Recommended.