My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Clearly I have read this series out of order but that’s okay! I absolutely loved this story! It grabbed my heart and didn’t let go. Lydia is an amazing young lady that does her best to not only fit into society but also to make sure her family is taken care of. She has joined the Moral Society in hopes of helping people. However, somethings are not what they seem and soon finds out that not all the ladies of the society are moral in their dealing outside of church. Now Lydia is taken in a different direction and must face some challenges, that in the end, could change her. However, she is not sure if these changes are for the better or worse. This book is truly a great read and I could hardly put it down. So if you haven’t read this series yet, go get it and happy reading!
A Fresh Voice in Historical Romance!
Lydia King knows what it’s like to be in need, so when she joins the Teaville Moral Society, she genuinely hopes to help the town’s poor. But with her father’s debts increasing by the day and her mother growing sicker by the week, she wonders how long it will be until she ends up in the poor house herself. Her best chance at a financially secure future is to impress the politician courting her, and it certainly doesn’t hurt that the moral society’s president is her suitor’s mother. Her first task as a moral society member—to obtain a donation from Nicholas Lowe, the wealthiest man in town—should be easy . . . except he flat-out refuses.
Despite appearances, Nicholas wants to help others but prefers to do it his own way, keeping his charity private. When Lydia proves persistent, they agree to a bargain, though Nicholas has a few surprises up his sleeve. Neither foresee the harrowing complications that will arise from working together. When town secrets are brought to light, this unlikely pair must decide where their beliefs—and hearts—truly align.