Sunday, September 23, 2012

Book Review: A Lady By Any Other Name by Jennifer Kitchens

A Lady By Any Other Name
by Jennifer Kitchens

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 3, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 1477612416
  • ISBN-13: 978-1477612415

Book Synopsis

A Woman in Hiding 
Nicole Farrington's life had never been easy, but it had always been bearable. At least it had been until now. Faced with a horrible marriage her step-brother has contracted for her, she will do anything to get away. She'll run—run to anyone who might be able to help her. But running blindly down an unknown path may take her to an unexpected destination.

A Man Seeking Answers 
Julian Huntington, Earl of Foxley, wants nothing more than to have his carefree life back. Now he is left with a title, a child, and a future that he never expected would be his. He refuses to believe his brother's death was an accident, no matter what people say. Someone killed him and Julian plans to find out who and why. Maybe then he can go on with his life—his brother's life. But will the answers he seeks be enough, or will he find love to be a worthier goal?

My Review

After the passing of her mother, Nicole Farrington’s life takes a turn for the worst. Her demeaning stepbrother decides to pay off a gambling debt by selling her off to be married to a man old enough to be her grandfather. Refusing to be bartered, she slips out into the countryside to escape. Her plan is to locate the family of her father she’s never met and seek shelter with them. On her journey, she uncovers family secrets, and ends up in London with the Earl of Foxley, Julian Huntington, his mother and orphaned niece.

Nicole Farrington goes through courageous lengths to pursue a life on her own terms and not by those of her shallow stepbrother. While keeping her distance from other people to stay safe, she begins to fall in love with a family who has no idea about her past. I think Jennifer Kitchens is successful in developing strong and interesting characters and a deep plot of mystery. Although many of these characters believe they are strangers to each other, their lives intimately intertwine in the past, but eventually it will all unravel. A Lady By Any Other Name is an adventurous love story smothered in sweetness.

1 comment:

Jennifer Kitchens said...

Thank you for the lovely review!