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- Listening Length: 9 hours and 17 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: September 12, 2017
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0757SJ8MS
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They have known each other for several years and reconnect as she comes to London for her younger sister's debut. Her sister, Della, has some issues of her own and both Susannah and Will look out for her. Will and his brothers are also looking into the thefts of some dogs.
I don't read or write plot spoilers. I hope you'll read this very good book! I highly recommend it.
They know each other and like each other. There are a couple of things to take care of on the way to their way to their happily ever after - catch a villain who is stealing dogs from prominent London homes and help Della avoid a society (and personal) disaster. Add to that, while Will wants to marry Susannah, he needs to find a way (as he sees it) to afford to do so. The first two are taken care of in one swoop thanks in part to Susannah and her ability to wield a purple umbrella. Will has an idea about that last one, too.
Well developed and lovable (with one exception) characters and an uncomplicated plot make Will’s True wish a story that will make you smile.
Hero Will is a nice enough man, one who is a 19th century dog whisperer. He comes from a rather eccentric and cash poor entitled family. He trains Mastiffs but likes all dogs and he falls for a woman who does not seem to enjoy them.
Heroine Susannah loves Shakespeare, reads him non-stop. She is kind of taken with Will in that he stood up for her against some mean girls some years ago during her season. This is alluded to several times. Susannah lacks sparkle to her personality. She is in London solely to chaperone her younger sister as she looks for a husband during the season. Susannah loves her books so much that she longs to be back in the country so she can find a quiet corner and read. She has absolutely no common sense when it comes to men and she is desperate for a ne’er do well titled Lord who has a vicious streak to marry her sister. She is so determined that this terrible match happen that she asks Will to help her like dogs just because this loathsome suitor seems to like canines. I found myself not really warming up to a heroine who is determined for her sister to enter matrimony with a brutish man rather than be single.
Will discovers that there have been some dognappings in London (the dog nappers share the same names as the ones in 101 Dalmatians, no less) and he and his brothers find themselves involved in solving this crime. It was quite sad to hear about the fates of dogs in this era with bear and badger baiting, they are not described in detail but those horrible allusions were running through my mind as I read this novel.
The couple’s romance runs secondary in this book as the dog napping takes center stage quite a bit. It takes a while before Susannah changes her mind about her sister’s suitor and by that time I was more interested in the dogs.
Will's brothers also feature in this story - Grey Birch (Grey), Ash and Sycamore (Cam) - and Will's name is Willow! They have two more brothers, Hawthorne and Valerian, and two sisters, Daisy and Jacaranda. Jacaranda ran away from home and married Worth (Worth - Lord of Reckoning)
There are dogs, lots of dogs!