Scotland's Melody by Katie Stewart Stone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Historical Romance
Book Description: Melody Foster has been granted every luxury available save one: the ability to love whom she chooses. When her father reveals that she is to marry a wild Scot she’s never met, Melody defies him and declares she will never marry without affection. Her choice to marry Richard, a footman in her father’s household, prompts her family to disown her, and she goes to London to risk everything for love. But she is blindsided. Without a penny to her name, her love is worthless to Richard, and he decides to change tactics. Perhaps she could still serve a purpose—after all, her family can’t sit idly by while she is held for ransom . . .
Desperate to escape the man she thought she loved, Melody finds allies to aid her: first, her old governess and then Cameron Findlay, a handsome stranger who is startled by the distraught young woman who catapulted into his life. Cam finds himself sympathetic to the young woman’s plight, so he and his sister agree to take her on as a servant in their household. Cam and Melody are powerfully drawn to one another, but can Melody ever trust her heart when it was so terribly wrong before?
My thoughts: I made the mistake of starting this book in the evening. I didn't get much sleep. I woke up early to finish the book. I did not want to put this one down.
Melody wants to marry for love. I wholeheartedly support this. She finds out the hard way that not all men are honest or have her best interests at heart. Her mistake of running away to the wrong man led her to the right man.
I loved Cameron and his sister. She couldn't have chosen to hide in a better carriage. When she met them she found the path to happiness. Not to say that they were perfect or that there weren't challenges to overcome in the book. There is a lot of story in the middle that left me captivated.
I could not give Scotland's Melody a higher recommendation. I loved this book and would want to read it again.
Source: I received a complimentary copy. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
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About the Author: Katie Stewart Stone is an Austen enthusiast, a blogger, a journal-writer, and a wife and mother. With her debut work, Coming Home to Bellingham, Katie achieved a life-long goal of finishing and publishing a novel. She writes what she wants to read and rarely reads anything without a good romance. Katie graduated from Brigham Young University in 2012 with a bachelors in Therapuetic Recreation and spent six years working in the non-profit world, while writing on the side. When her beautiful boy was born in 2018, she quit her day-job and committed to finishing her first Regency novel. Now she spends her days dreaming up new ways to bring young lovers together in the most Regency-appropriate scenarios possible, along with carrying out her duties as a stay-at-home mother to two wonderful children who were named after Austen characters.
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