Friday, February 13, 2015

Book Review: Becoming Lady Lockwood by Jennifer Moore

Title: Becoming Lady Lockwood
Author: Jennifer Moore
Enjoyment Rating: ****
Source: Digital Copy
Content Alert: A clean romance

Amelia Beckett loves the freedom that comes with being a widow. If that sounds callous, don't blame her-- she never actually met her husband. Her marriage was on paper only, brokered between her husband and father, and shortly thereafter, her husband was lost at sea, leaving Amelia the rights to supervise the Jamaican plantation on which she grew up. Then Sir William Drake, Amelia's brother-in-law, shows up at the plantation, determined to take Amelia to London to see her father and prove the marriage a fraud. He's angry and suspicious; she's defensive and worried, and somewhere in the Atlantic, the two fall in love.

Becoming Lady Lockwood is a pretty great story. I loved Amelia. We often see spunky heroines in historical romances, and often these characters feel too modern and not-quite believable, but Moore does a nice job positioning Amelia as a self-sufficient young widow. I felt that the tension between the two characters worked, and the external villains provided enough of a plot on which to hang the internal conflicts.

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