Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Protecting Her Heart Review

About the Book

 London, 1887 When newly graduated medical doctor Charlotte Duvall receives word that her father has died, she immediately leaves America and returns home to see to her family's estate. Among her father's possessions is a box of her late mother's letters, which feels like a balm to Charlotte's grief-stricken heart. But the letters contain some inconsistencies that suggest there was more to her mother's death than Charlotte had been told. She turns to the one man she trusts more than anyone--her treasured friend and director of London's police force, John Ellis. John Ellis has harbored feelings for Charlotte ever since he first met her. Tucked into his heart are thoughts of her sharp mind, quick wit, and remarkable beauty. Though he has not yet found the courage to share his feelings with the young doctor, he is eager to help her in her hour of need. Investigating the details of a death was not how Charlotte imagined she would find love, but as she and John work to unravel a dark web of secrets and lies, she finds herself relying on him more and more--and opening her heart to him in the process. As the danger draws ever closer, John vows to do everything in his power to protect Charlotte from harm. But he fears protecting her heart might come at the cost of breaking his own. (Goodreads)


My Thoughts

I have really been enjoying this series. This book you can pick up and really don't need to have read the previous books to know what is happening. The previous characters are in this story though and it is fun to read the parts with them in it. The mystery that runs through this book I thought was pretty good. I wasn't sure where it was going and I truly couldn't figure out the web of lies and past scandal that made up the suspense. I had a hard time really loving Charlotte but I did love John who is the hero. This is a sweet romance that is friends to more and it didn't overtake the story. The setting is delightful and the ending wrapped up nicely. I think this is a well written novel but not my favorite in the series. 

Four Stars. 

" I received this book from Shadow Mountain for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."

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