Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Adoring Abigail by Chalon Linton ~ Book Tour + #giveaway

Adoring AbigailAdoring Abigail by Chalon Linton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source:  Received to Review
Genre: Regency Romance

Book Description:  Captain Robert Wilkins has never aspired to grandeur. So when the returned war hero unexpectedly inherits the vast estate of Cattersley from his great-aunt, he feels woefully inadequate in his new role. Out of place in his lavish surroundings, his first glimmer of hope comes when he happens upon a lovely trespasser in his gardens.

Words have never come easily for Abigail Rutherford, and she prefers the solitude of exploring the gardens at the neighboring country estate to engaging in uncomfortable conversation. But when she unexpectedly encounters Captain Robert Wilkins in her place of solace, she is surprised at the immediate ease she feels in his presence. Soon her brightest moments are those spent with the captain. But even as their friendship grows into something more, outside forces have other plans for the two. Mr. Mead, the handsome vicar, has also taken a liking to the quiet and timid Abigail—and he will stop at nothing to ensure she becomes his wife.

My thoughts: This book can be summed up in one word for me, "sweet." When I think about the word candy comes to mind, relationships, happiness, purity, and the way you treat another.  I'm sure you could add more definitions to this list.  This book is all of those attributes and more.

Abigail is a wonderful young woman. She is kind and caring. She has an amazing capacity to love and accept her family even when they do not do the same for her. She suffers from a speech impediment and is thought of as "less intelligent." It seems as if no one around her understands her feelings until the new heir of Cattersley comes to claim his inheritance. His mother and sister soon follow and become the support system that Abigail needs. They treat her better than her own family does.

The book is told in the first person from altering points of view. I really liked this format for this story. It gave a glimpse into the characters that added to the book. You could see the goodness that they both embody. I also liked seeing how other people treated them through their eyes. The true character of others in the story is revealed through body language and what they say when they don't feel anyone of importance is around and listening.

This book was more than I had hoped it would be. I knew that I anticipated it's release and looked forward to reading it. The characters were amazing and I loved the subplot of tolerance and seeing a person as more than their way of speech.

This is a "sweet" book in so many ways.

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Chalon LintonAbout the Author: (Taken from Goodreads)  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.
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  1. The review got me with the word sweet. I've had a ruff week and that type of read apealls to me right now. Thanks for this opportunity.

  2. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.


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