I am thrilled to introduce you to Sarah Eden’s newest book, For Love or Honor. Reading books is my great love, and for the most part, I am happy with most books I read. But every month or so a book will stand out above the others, and I tend to gush about it more than usual. This is one of those books. Here’s the blurb:
From the moment they met, Marjie’s heart has belonged to handsome Captain Stanley Jonquil, younger brother of the Earl of Lampton. But six long months ago, when Stanley’s sense of honor required that he do as he had sworn and return to the Continent to fight in defense of King and country, neither Stanley nor Marjie could have dreamed what the cost of his service would be.
It has been ages since Stanley last wrote, and Marjie and the Jonquil family are plagued by his unknown fate—until the day he unexpectedly reappears. Marjie’s joy, however, is quickly shadowed by confusion—the aloof, battle-worn soldier before her is not the man he once was. In the wake of Stanley’s blatant disinterest in renewing their acquaintance, Marjie’s devastation turns to determination as she vows to help him find peace. But his scars run far deeper than anyone realizes. Despite his feelings for her, Stanley believes Marjie deserves a man whose hands are not stained with the violence of battlefields and whose mind and heart are not haunted by the horrors he has seen.
Honor requires Stanley to return once more to the life he has grown to despise, one he knows will destroy him in the end, even as his heart beckons him to stay with Marjie, the only woman he could ever love, and the promise, at last, of redemption.
Wow. This story is set in 1800s England right after the Napoleonic wars, and it was heart-gripping and soul-inspiring. The characters, Stanley Jonquil and Marjie (Sorrel’s sister from another book), were Marianas Trench deep. I loved getting to know them through their emotionally heart-wrenching story. Oh my. I’m still in awe. Eden is a talented author who always writes emotionally invested characters that don’t leave me once I read The End. I’ve read a few other books dealing with the Jonquil brothers, and I love that family. But Stanley might be my new favorite brother. He is home on leave from the war, and is wounded, though trying to hide those wounds from his family. Worst of all are his emotional wounds that have him pulling away from those who love him, especially his family and Marjie. She determines to save the man she loves, but the trouble is, he doesn’t believe he’s worth saving. Read this book. I don’t want to give away any of its secrets, but just know that this author will run you through an emotional Spartan endurance course. You will want to cry. Then when the heart-wrenching agony is at its worst, she somehow makes you laugh with comedic relief. I won’t spoil it, but let me just say those brothers are crazy, and so funny! I don’t often snort out loud during a book, but this one accomplished that with me. I won’t gush anymore, but I can’t recommend this book highly enough. It will be one I will read again.
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