Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Fool for Love by Merry Farmer Review

Eric Quinlan was born a cowboy and a rancher and intends to die a cowboy and a rancher. But when his ranch is in danger of failing, he travels to the wilds of London looking for a business deal to save it. What he finds there are stuffed shirts, odd manners, and a damsel in distress.
Amelia Elphick’s life is over. She may have been born a lady, but when she finds herself jilted by a lover who leaves her pregnant and refuses to marry her, she seems destined for a life on the streets. When her employer’s rough but handsome houseguest, Eric, offers to rescue her from ruin, she has no choice but to say yes, even if it means moving halfway around the world.
But Amelia finds herself saying yes to more than a ticket west. What starts with a harmless lie tangles Amelia and Eric in a web of desire and deceit that exposes passions and turns their worlds upside-down. Eric believes Amelia holds the key to saving his beloved ranch and giving him the family he always wanted, but can he save her from the demons of her past without losing himself in the process?
People do foolish things when they’re in love….
My Review:
I need to start by telling you that this is the second book in a series. I did not read the first book so I am missing some background. It did not take away from the plot or characters. I did not like Amelia's mother. Besides the fact that she was a well known harlot. She was mean to her daughters. She made two of them follow her foot steps and have the same profession as her. She was ready to make Amelia a harlot as well. Amelia was not perfect either. She got pregnant, and was not married. She knew that this would make her destitute, and that her life would be over. She did the only thing she could. The father of her unborn baby is finally somewhere that she can confront him. That only makes it more difficult when he dumps her in front of a bunch of people at a party. I would have been extremely embarrassed. In a time when women had very little rights, and really no way to live on their own, Amelia is still strong. She was ready to get a job and do what she had to do. However at her lowest moment she was sent a gift. Her gift was Eric. Eric is not perfect either. He is kind and willing to take Amelia away from her shame to America. I liked that Amelia was running to America to start a family like so many people in the past. What she did not expect was the want to be Eric's wife, and not just for the other shipmates. She is not ready to risk her heart again though and it will cost her. Eric does not get her at all and he is so confused. He finally figures out who is responsible for the downfall of his farm. However will these two hearts make room for each other? I am giving this book a 5/5. I was given a copy to review from Orange Berry Book Tours. However all opinions are my own.

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