What is Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia, asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past -- usually from 5 to 10 years ago. There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday. Since Tin and Mary C. are unapologetic lovers of historical romances, they've decided to focus on this beloved genre.
Here are the rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 2008.
THIS WEEK I AM FEATURING...
ENGLAND'S PERFECT HERO
(Lessons in Love #3)
by Suzanne Enoch
Published: February 24, 2004
Lucinda Barrett's best friends ended up married to the men to whom they delivered their "lessons in love." So Lucinda decides to choose someone who definitely needs lessons, but someone who will not complicate her life. And that person is definitely not Robert Carroway.
Robert is nothing if not complicated, and though he is the brother of a viscount, he rarely goes about society, and finds the weather and hat fashions ludicrous subjects for discussion. Robert is attracted to Lucinda's unpretentious ways, her serenity and her kindness. When she chooses someone for her love lessons, Robert offers to help her deliver her lessons, but sets out to convince the woman he has fallen for to take a chance on love...and on him.
This is the conclusion of Enoch's Lessons in Love trilogy, but it can definitely be read as a stand-alone. I enjoyed the other two though they did not compare to this one. This is a wonderfully written romance that does go into some dark places. Robert suffers from what we would identify now as PTSD and I thought Enoch did a good job depicting such a disorder in this time period. The blurb doesn't mention much about Robert's experience which is a shame since that drives the entire book for me. Both characters are fully developed and feel like someone that you could meet walking down the street.