Glimmer of Hope by Sarah M. Eden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received from Publisher to review
Genre: Regency Romance
Book Description: Stunning Miranda Harford once had the world at her feet. She was young, carefree, and desperately in love. But when her new husband left for London without her, her world fell apart. Devastated by his abandonment, Miranda fled their home, taking residence at her husband’s rarely visited countryside estate. For three years, she lived alone. But now, as the holidays draw near, an unexpected visitor arrives . . .
Carter Alexander Harford, Seventh Viscount Devereaux, is a man driven to succeed. His work is his life, and the position of Prime Minister of England is within reach. But in truth, Carter is a man haunted by lost love. Estranged from his beautiful wife, Carter is shocked to find Miranda—the woman he’d loved and who he believes has left him—in residence at his country home.
As plans for a holiday party move forward, the uneasy couple realizes that to avoid further scandal, they must keep up appearances in a charade of marital happiness. Thrust together by fate, it quickly becomes clear that they have both been living beneath a conspired cloud of misunderstanding. As family, career, and social pressures threaten to keep them apart, can love have even a glimmer of hope?
My thoughts: When I received a copy of Glimmer of Hope to review I was very excited. I am a fan of Sarah M. Eden's books. She writes clean regency romance with characters that I love.
This book takes a different approach from previous books. The characters are married at the start of the book, but they are estranged. Through a series of events beyond their control, they find themselves apart from each other and both are suffering emotional turmoil, thinking they are the victim of the heartlessness of the other.
Another difference is that this book has a sad atmosphere. The circumstances are tragic, but as the title implies,there is hope for happiness.
Sarah M Eden does a fantastic job at developing her characters. She is able to deliver the right amount of back plot at a time to keep me interested and waiting to see what will happen next. She is an author that I will continue to seek out new books as they come out.