The Captain’s Disgraced Lady
by Catherine Tinley
Who is Captain Harry Fanton?
When Juliana Milford first encounters Captain Harry Fanton, she finds him arrogant and rude. There’s no way she’ll fall for his dazzling smile! Her visit to Chadcombe House was always going to prompt questions over her scandalous family, so she’s touched when Harry defends her reputation. She’s discovering there’s more to Harry than she’d first thought…
A man so plagued by the demons of war, he’s sworn he’ll never marry, no matter how tempted…
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Catherine Tinley reminded me of why I love historical romance. Juliana and her mother are traveling from Brussels to England to visit her dearest friend, Charlotte, when she meets the handsome flirt, Captain Harry Fanton. He doesn’t make much of an impression, only making Juliana angry. They met for such a short time that she doesn’t think their paths will ever cross again. Imagine her surprise when she discovers he is the brother of Charlotte’s husband who is in England on military business. Now, she will be forced to spend weeks with him. He gets under her skin, and she doesn’t know whether to throttle him or kiss him.
I couldn’t help but fall in love with the story and the characters. Tinley told the story from both of their POVs, and I really liked that. It gave me an insider’s view of their hidden feelings for one another. Harry is a man before his time. He appreciated Juliana’s fire and her being outspoken. She had no problem speaking her mind even when her mother advised her to not bring attention to herself. In fact, one of my favorite scenes is when he is fencing with her. I loved the way in which their romance unfolded. It wasn’t done too rapidly, so they appreciated each other as they were falling in love.
Another aspect of the story that kept me interested was the mystery about Juliana’s family background. I knew her mother was keeping secrets, but I wasn’t sure what they were. As the secrets are brought to light, her mother has a change in character…she isn’t the timid, ailing woman. She becomes much more like Juliana. Maybe she had been that way all along!
One thing that makes this book so great is that it’s told much like romances like Jane Austen and the Bronte’s. It truly takes readers back to that time period.
About Catherine Tinley
Catherine Tinley writes witty, heartwarming Regency love stories. She has loved reading and writing since childhood, and has a particular fondness for love, romance, and happy endings. After a career encompassing speech and language therapy, NHS management, maternity campaigning and being President of a charity, she now works for Sure Start. She lives in Ireland with her husband, children, and dog.
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