Cecilia Goodhue is a schoolteacher with a past, living with her sister and her husband in a tiny English village. Resigned to a quiet life, Cecilia is surprised when she finds out that her young cousin has run off with a man of no means.
Cecilia had once been a teenaged girl who also fell for a young man’s charms—only to be devastated by his betrayal. Determined to not let her cousin meet the same fate, she heads off to London to but is shocked when her investigation leads her right to the front door of the very man who broke her heart: Theo Hudson.
Together, they reluctantly embark on finding her cousin and returning her to her family. During their searching in London, it soon becomes clear that they both remember their short-lived romance differently and perhaps now, years later, they have a fresh chance at love.
As I really enjoyed reading the "Lizzie Bennett Diaries" by Kate Rorick, I was curious when I found that the author has already published quite a number of historcal romance novels under the name of Kate Noble. When I got the chance to read this story about Miss Cecilia Goodhue and Theo Hudson I found that I thoroughly enjoyed it and I found that the author's unmistakeabe style can be found in here as well.
In constrast to most of the other historical romance novels that I've read, the whole tone is much lighter and despite the sometimes harsher realities described in the book there is a rather carefree atmosphere to be found which makes it a bit different than the majority of the books of this genre.
It is easy to read and at first I wasn't sure if it wasn't a bit too carefree and a bit too light like some fluffy marshmallow lacking substance but beneath all the fluffyness, there is a really nice story with very likeable characters and I loved to accompany them on their quest to find Cecilia's cousin and their love for each other.
As a reader you just have to be know that the style is rather unique and different from what you are used to in a historical romance, if you don't mind that, I can definitely recommend this book.