My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Regency Romance
Book Description: When Lord John returns from the Battle of Waterloo nursing a serious wound and a case of melancholia, he is hopeful of beginning a happier phase in his life. His sights are set on the lovely Miss Lindsay, his country neighbor’s daughter. But to his mystification, he keeps getting distracted by her family’s governess—a little dab of a thing who is not at all what she seems.
His determination to solve the mystery of Miss Haverley begins to seriously undermine his interest in Miss Lindsay, who is confident he is about to offer for her. In the face of this, how can he pursue his interest in the family governess? Not only must he solve this dilemma, but he must discover what the petite woman is hiding.
When Miss Haverley begs him to resist satisfying his curiosity because such a course could bring her harm, his dilemma doubles. He is more determined than ever to rescue her from whatever demons she is trying to escape, for Miss Haverley alone seems to have the power to stir him to passion and hope for a new life.
My thoughts; Lord John's Dilemma is a sweet regency romance that is great for the times when you want a romance story to get lost in for a little while.
Sir John has recently returned from the Battle of Waterloo. He was injured and decided it was time to settle in the country of the Land he had fought for. He suffers from melancholia and just wants to find some peace in his life. He has his path figured out. He will come home and marry the local girl, Miss Lindsay, who has had a crush on him since she was a young girl.
It doesn't take long for him to realize that his plans and not what he wants. He meets the governess of the Lindsay family and knows that he wants more from life. He wants a happy marriage with a woman he loves and admires.
Delia is hiding from her uncle who wants has promised her to a man who only wants her inheritance. The job of governess protects her identity and is the last place her uncle will think to look for her.
The story is pretty straightforward. A couple who do not want to find each other, but do at a very inconvenient time in their life. The dilemma of falling in love and knowing that you can not have the person of your affections.
The book is very clean and can be read an enjoyed by anyone of any age who enjoys a light regency romance.