Regency romance at its finest awaits you in For the Love of Sarah by Hazel Statham. Five years ago, Alexander Markham, Earl of Thorne, discovered his wife, Sarah, had abandoned him. For reasons unknown, the beautiful wife he cherished disappeared without a trace. When he spots her in the marketplace in Yorkshire, the feelings he worked desperately to subdue in the years since she left, come flooding back. Sarah dared to think she was safe from the secrets that haunt her. Seeing Alexander again after all this time, makes her realize how precarious her situation is. When a flood threatens her home, she is forced to take Alexander up on his offer to board at her former home. As the days pass, the risk of discovery grows, and she doubts their love is strong enough to triumph over the secrets of her past. For the Love of Sarah is a moving Regency romance with a unique plot and a sense of adventure. Filled with love, a quest for the truth, and forgiveness the reader is treated to a romance novel that begs to be devoured. Masterfully told, Statham has created characters you love--or in some instances, love to hate--and whose story totally captivates you from the very first word. I rarely have the chance to read a book in one sitting, but I stayed up late into the night to finish this one. Having read several of Statham's books, I was thrilled when she asked me to review For the Love of Sarah. I have never been disappointed in her work and each book I read is better than the last. That this romance novel deals with a married couple overcoming obstacles to be reunited makes this book unusual, but also very special. Statham takes a risk and it works well. If you love Regency romance, you must read For the Love of Sarah! - The Book Connection, online November 2012
Alexander, Earl of Thorne, thought he finally had found the woman of his dreams. But when Sarah fled just weeks after their wedding, his world came crashing down. Five years later, he has given up hope of ever finding her, until a freak accident strands him in a remote Yorkshire village where she is hiding.
Sarah dared to hope she was finally safe. But when her husband is thrust back into her life, she fears her dark secrets—and the fact that she has a son—will come to light. Though her heart longs to reclaim the love they once shared, Sarah rejects Alexander’s offers of reconciliation. But fate is not so easily thwarted...
Forced from their home by a flood, Sarah and her child have no choice but to accept Alexander’s hospitality in her former home. Yet with each passing day, the risk of discovery grows, threatening to drive Sarah from Alexander’s life forever. Is their love strong enough to triumph over the secrets of the past? Or will life’s cruel forces finally tear them apart?