Web of Love

Written by Mary Balogh
Review by Rebecca Roberts

The Battle of Waterloo prominently features in this tale of grief and love as young Ellen Simpson helps her husband’s dearest friend recover from his wounds, while coping with the loss of her beloved Charlie, killed in the same battle. To Lord Dominic Eden, Ellen has always been tantalizingly out of reach—until she is widowed by the war, and he is nursed back to health by her sensitive hands. Despite Ellen’s attempt to remain devoted to her husband’s memory, their friendship soon flames into something deeper, and finding herself suddenly pursued by the dangerously handsome nobleman, Ellen is stunned by the depth of attraction she feels for him.

This second novel in the Amberley family series, originally published in 1990, is a beautiful tale of war, heartache, friendship, and devotion. As with all her stories, Balogh has impeccably blended history with memorable and lively characters to create a delightfully satisfying wartime love story. While not as strong or intriguing as some of her later books, such as the Bedwyn Series, this remains a classic Regency romance.