Johanna, her mother, and younger brother struggle to keep the Blue Hedge Inn and stay out of the workhouse. The burden falls mostly on Johanna, and she derives little enjoyment from life. Romance is the last thing on her mind when a handsome stranger rents a room in their ramshackle establishment.
Alexander Moore, aka Morton, is a
Bow Street runner (an early form of
policeman in ).
He's on a dangerous mission to discover the identity of a traitor. Each day is
an effort to survive and achieve his goals. His strong faith is all that keeps
him together. He's shocked when the pretty innkeeper's daughter melts his
Michelle Griep is a new-to-me author. Her Regency romance provided many hours of reading pleasure. The descriptions and character arcs were vivid and intriguing. Many of the scenes still play in my head weeks after completing the book.
I'm giving this book 5 stars.
Disclaimer: Neither the author nor the publisher paid me anything for a favorable review. All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.
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