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Friday, June 28, 2013

Review: Glimmer of Hope by Sarah M. Eden

Title: Glimmer of Hope

Author: Sarah M. Eden

Publisher: Covenant Communications, Inc.

Published: June 2013

ISBN: 1621084655

FTC FYI: I was loaned an eCopy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Book Description:

Stunning Miranda Harford once had the world at her feet. She was young, carefree, and desperately in love. But when her new husband left for London without her, her world fell apart. Devastated by his abandonment, Miranda fled their home, taking residence at her husband’s rarely visited countryside estate. For three years, she lived alone. But now, as the holidays draw near, an unexpected visitor arrives . . .

Carter Alexander Harford, Seventh Viscount Devereaux, is a man driven to succeed. His work is his life, and the position of Prime Minister of England is within reach. But in truth, Carter is a man haunted by lost love. Estranged from his beautiful wife, Carter is shocked to find Miranda—the woman he’d loved and who he believes has left him—in residence at his country home.

As plans for a holiday party move forward, the uneasy couple realizes that to avoid further scandal, they must keep up appearances in a charade of marital happiness. Thrust together by fate, it quickly becomes clear that they have both been living beneath a conspired cloud of misunderstanding. As family, career, and social pressures threaten to keep them apart, can love have even a glimmer of hope?


Review:

I love Sarah M. Eden's books, and couldn't wait to read Glimmer of Hope. I was a little worried that my high expectations wouldn't be met, but it turned out that I worried for nothing.

Glimmer of Hope is much more emotional than Eden's other books, but it was pretty much amazing. I rode Miranda's emotional roller coaster from the very beginning, and ached for her suffering. She is such a great character!

Initially I didn't like Carter. He seemed like a huge jerk, even though he was in the dark too. But, I grew to like him quite a bit.

This is such a sad and touching story full of betrayal. I normally prefer more upbeat stories, but Eden presented everything in a way that didn't depress me. I was definitely sad for the characters, but there is a very happy ending that I look forward to reading again.

If you haven't read Sarah M. Eden's books yet, you really should give them a try!

About the Author:

Sarah M. Eden is the author of multiple historical romances, including Whitney Award finalists Seeking Persephone (2008, Covenant Communications) and Courting Miss Lancaster (2010, Covenant Communications). Combining her obsession with history and affinity for tender love stories, Sarah loves crafting witty characters and heartfelt romances. She holds a Bachelor's degree in research and happily spends hours perusing the reference shelves of her local library.