A Tangled Inheritance by Chalon Linton

About “A Tangled Inheritance”

Nora Ellsworth, darling of London society, has her choice of eligible suitors, but since childhood, she has been expected to marry Jonathan Browning, a gentleman whose wealth and stability will someday secure the futures of Nora and her mother and sister. The family estate will pass to an odious male cousin upon the death of Nora’s father, and when he suddenly takes ill, her need to marry well becomes vitally important.

As Nora struggles with the idea of marrying without love, she finds herself increasingly drawn to Devlin Fausett, a man with dark eyes and intriguing conversation. But Devlin’s reputation as an indebted gambler is difficult to ignore. Despite the rumors from the ton and the marriage decision before her, Nora is determined to befriend the dashing Mr. Fausett, and his charms soon make it all but impossible to remember her duty. Until she learns the truth of her fortune. There is a way to keep her family’s estate, but the price is high: Nora must wed, as soon as possible. Torn between two very different men, she must make the ultimate decision. Will she be guided by her head or her heart?

About the Author

Chalon Linton was first introduced to Jane Austen by a dear friend and now she can’t get enough of handsome men in tailcoats. Her intrigue in the genre stems from a nostalgic longing for manners, wit, and true love. Fortunately, Chalon found her dashing gentleman, married him, and now lives happily ever after in Southern California.

My Review

If the cover doesn’t draw you into the book, I don’t know what else will.  Excellent choice!  This is a regency period book with a great clean love story woven throughout.

This is not your typical hero being an exemplar male.  His name is Devlin and he has a pretty big flaw or weakness.  I think it takes awhile to warm up to him since you expect all leading men to just be well, pretty close to perfect when reading a novel.  I mean, we get the real world right in front of us daily so to jump into a book where things are a little more rosy is pretty normal.  I enjoyed this approach to the main character and his ability to overcome his weaknesses when another person believed in him.

I love the idea of change and how no matter what our circumstance may be, we can always change.  It just takes a decision and a lot of hard work.  Great clean romance and a fast read.  Highly recommend.

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