- File Size: 1756 KB
- Print Length: 219 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Clean Reads (June 1, 2016)
- Publication Date: June 1, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01GH2KTK0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,103,218 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Starry Love Kindle Edition
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In Starry Love, Lady Elizabeth and her family are preparing to go to London for the season. Her parents are hoping she will marry a husband who can take care of her. Lady Elizabeth's brother, Lionel, found love last season. As they are preparing to leave for London, Elizabeth's father becomes very ill with yellow fever. Elizabeth finds herself caring for her ill father and her mother who is struggling emotionally. When Elizabeth needs comfort, she seeks it from her horse. She sees the stable boy, Callum, and begins a friendship with him. She is able to draw strength from him and he is thoughtful in the way he tends to her and her horse. She finds herself falling in love with him. But there are clear class lines drawn by Elizabeth's mother. She does not feel as if Callum can adequately provide for Elizabeth so she tells him to leave her daughter alone. Elizabeth longs for love like she sees in her parents and her brother.
Elizabeth and her mother exhaust all of the treatments of the doctors in the area so they turn to apothecary, which is often frowned upon. The treatment does not heal her father, but it does extend his life. Callum remembers a healer in his home country of Scotland, so he leaves and heads to seek a treatment that can save Elizabeth's father. On the way, he encounters obstacle after obstacle and is delayed. He does not reach Scotland. While he is being held captive, he realizes his love for Elizabeth is strong but he knows he has nothing to offer her.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth's father dies but Elizabeth and her mother head to London for the season so that Elizabeth can keep the promise to her father and find a husband. Despite the parties and the Lords that are interested in Elizabeth, her heart is already Callum's. Callum heads to see Elizabeth in London. His intent is to let her know she deserves more than him but what happens is unexpected to say the least.
I enjoyed the book so much. It is well written and the characters develop nicely. It held my interest from the beginning.
While Elizabeth waits for her father to get better she soon begins a friendship with the stable hand named Callum Bryce. But as much as Elizabeth wants more of a relationship with Callum she knows that society will frown upon it.
When Callum believes he knows someone who can help Elizabeth's dad he sets out on his own journey but will he be too late?
I enjoyed this book and all of the different things that were involved in it!
One part I really enjoyed was the medical aspects and reading all of the different ways of treating Elizabeth's dad. I can't imagine how difficult it would have been for people living back then compared to the medical treatments we have these days. It was interesting at the end how the choices that Elizabeth's mother made ended up affecting Elizabeth's place in society.
I felt bad for Elizabeth as she was told she could only marry someone that her family deemed acceptable. With Callum the two formed a friendship and both loved horses and they just talked through things. She was extremely caring and she was willing to give up anything for her dad.
Callum was a great character and I loved the effort he went to for Elizabeth and her dad. Even though he knew that Elizabeth's mom did not approve of him at all. He went above and beyond what most people would do!
I really liked the character of Sophie Wortham and I hope the author writes a story on her next!
Reviewed for KFA
A colorful cast and whirlwind adventure make up this entertaining story!
Received book free for honest review.