Friday, February 21, 2020

Review: The Solicitor's Son by Rachael Anderson

My rating: 5 stars / It was amazing


At the end of her third season, Miss Sophia Gifford is firmly on the shelf. She’s determined to accept her current suitor—a man she likes but cannot love.

When her sister decides to throw an impromptu summer house party, Sophia reluctantly agrees to help. What she doesn’t realize is that her sister has plans of her own—plans that would bring a certain childhood friend back into Sophia’s life.

It’s been nearly a decade since Sophia has seen Hugh Quinton. He’s grown into a handsome, charming, and successful—yet completely unacceptable—tradesman. Her mother looks down on him, her father detests him, and society would snub him in an instant. Sophia shouldn’t even consider him. But her heart won’t listen to reason, and before long, she finds herself wondering how much she is willing to sacrifice for love.

My Review

A perfectly lovely blend of subtle humor, tender friendship, and rekindled romance! The theme of sacrifice is strong in the story- Sophia feels the pressure to sacrifice for her family by marrying for money to save the estate her father has squandered, and Hugh sacrifices by coming to the aid of the man who ruined his father and tore him from Sophia just as their friendship was on the verge of becoming more. Loyalty, regrets, social class and society strictures all come into play at the house party, which is an ideal setting for repeated and frequent interactions. I loved everything about Hugh, especially the balance of pride and humility he has with his professional success. It was fun to watch Sophia as she was drawn towards him again, and the way they realized that no matter what anyone else thought or said, they are perfect for each other.

(I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)

Don't miss the first two books in the Serendipity series . . .

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