Wednesday, June 17, 2009
To Beguile A Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt
To Beguile A Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt has to be the most charming historical romance I have read in a long time. This author is new to me but not for long. I have already ordered her other books in this series and cannot wait to indulge myself in a delicious treat that has no calories. YUMM!
Helen Fitzwilliam is a woman with a mission. Having lead her adult life as a Duke's mistress she is bound and determined that she deserves better and will go to most any length to achieve this. She also wants so much better for her children than to be raised and labeled "Bastards". Will she be able to escape a past of imprisonment? Does she really have the courage and know how to survive in the unknown world with two children in tow without endangering any or all of their lives?
Sir Alistair Monroe is a tortured soul. Having seen the ravages of war up close and personal and come out with wounds that would surely drive even the strongest of men to the brink of madness, can he find it in himself to overcome his appearance? Will he ever be able to look beyond the cover of himself to see the truth inside that is ever so beautiful? I most surely hope so!
Our story takes us from London England to Scotland on a journey of self discovery, passion, pain, fear and longing with a fairy tale charm. This is a tale of a true Beauty and The Beast but one that could be ever so true in life today as we know it. A tale of the ravages of war and the results of what happens to a beautiful man scarred for all eternity on the exterior making him retreat to the interior of his being to keep himself safe. The trick is, will our author be able to do the impossible and give us a fairy tale ending? An ending that will bring tears to your eyes and joy to your soul! An ending that will show one and all that beauty is really not just skin deep but travels all the way to the soul of each of us! Ahh....but now you must read to find out.
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Forever (May 1, 2009)