Lady Ophelia and her mother have been living in an isolated country cottage since the death of her father. Living a life of seclusion, Ophelia has had to give up her dream of being an artist as well as much of her adult life nursing her dying mother. That all changes when she meets Andrew, Viscount Stark.
Andrew feels an instant connection with Ophelia upon meeting by the river. He later finds out why and decides to help mother and daughter by bringing them both to London. Lady Darlington cam get the medical help she needs and Ophelia can finally realize her dream of becoming an artist and model.
Could Ophelia and Lady Darlington be what saves Andrew's broken spirit?
I absolutely loved this story. It is not often that I get attached to characters in a novella. There is often not enough depth to the characters to develop feelings for them. Claremont sucked me in from the beginning and had my emotions in a wreck.
Please note that this story is about dealing with the loss of a loved one and how to go on after their passing. When Lady Darlington passes on, I was bawling like a baby. Claremont has a way with words and development of character that is very impressive. To get me so attached to characters in such a short time was masterful.
This is the first story of Claremont's that I have read, but after reading this one I will definitely be reading her back list.
This is a charity novella for Hospice with a goal of raising $10,000 for donation.