Someone to Honor by Mary Balogh

Someone to Honor

Mary Balogh

At first Gil and Abigail seem to embody what the other most despises. Yet behind the appearances of the once-grand lady and the once-humble man are two people who share an understanding of what true honor means.

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First appearances deceive in the newest charming and heartwarming Regency romance in the Westcott series from beloved New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh.

Abigail Westcott's dreams for her future were lost when her father died and she discovered her parents were not legally married. But now, six years later, she enjoys the independence a life without expectation provides a wealthy single woman. Indeed, she's grown confident enough to scold the careless servant chopping wood outside without his shirt on in the proximity of ladies.

But the man is not a servant. He is Gilbert Bennington, the lieutenant colonel and superior officer who has escorted her wounded brother, Harry, home from the wars with Napoleon. Gil has come to help his friend and junior officer recover, and he doesn't take lightly to being condescended to--secretly because of his own humble beginnings.

If at first Gil and Abigail seem to embody what the other most despises, each will soon discover how wrong first impressions can be. For behind the appearances of the once-grand lady and the once-humble man are two people who share an understanding of what true honor means, and how only with it can one find love.


Advance Galley Reviews

The whole Westcott saga has been a series that I have followed with eagerness. Someone to Honor continues the family's story as they continue to deal with the aftermath of misbehavior of the father of the family. In Someone to Honor we learn Abigail's story as she breaks from the rest of the family to stay with brother Harry who is home recovering from the wars. Harry's companion on his journey home is fellow officer Gil Bennington. It is also Gil's story as he faces life after the war. The book explores the theme of self-worth as both Abigail and Gil each struggle with their individual illegitimacy . Family is also explored with the plentiful and supportive Westcott clan contrasted with Gil's absolute lack of any family ties. Early in the book, the numerous members of the Westcott family descend on Harry and you, the reader, are somewhat overwhelmed by all of them and how they are related. However, as in real life, things get sorted out as you stick with the story. This is a book I greatly enjoyed and highly recommend. I am also anxious for the next installment of the Westcott story as there were a few loose ends to be tied up.

Someone to Honor started off slow but then soon became a book I couldn't put down. I loved the Westcott family and how they all rally together. Gil is a man of honor with a troubled past and soon all their lives are intertwined through their mutual love of Harry Westcott as he is brought home to recover fully from the ill effects of his recovery from the war. Harry asks Gil to come home with him to help and the rest is a fabulous story that I rank up there with my favorite Classics Pride & Prejudice & Sense and Sensibility. I look forward to more in this Series and more from Mary Bologh. Thank you First to Read for introducing me to some wonderful authors that I would not have discovered otherwise and I am very sorry to see this program end!

had issues with the download and couldn't read the book. guess i'll wait for my library to get it :)

I would love to review this book but had trouble downloading. I’ve sent 3 emails to First to Read.

When I first started reading this book, I became very confused by all the characters in the first 4 chapters. I had to make a list to refer to so I could keep them straight. Every character from the previous books was in the first few chapters. It was slow going at first, but then the author settled on the 2 main characters and the story improved considerably. I have always liked Mary Balogh books because they tell an emotional story between the man and woman this book is no different. Halfway through the book, Gil and Abby, the two main characters, started to become real people to me. Although, I did get a little tired of Gil constantly referring to himself as a guttersnipe. I would give this book a fair rating but only because of the long, confusing beginning.

 


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