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by Lisa Kleypas
Series: The Ravenels
Category: Historical Romance
Tags: Single Parent
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Lisa Kleypas is a master of words. She brings to life the most amazing worlds, taking you back to another time with characters who are so singularly strong yet slightly imperfect in the best of ways, and she doesn’t disappoint in Devil’s Daughter.
Phoebe, Lady Clare, has emerged from mourning her beloved husband’s death only to come face to face with her husband’s childhood tormentor, West Ravenel, at a family wedding.
What’s even worse is that she is immediately charmed by him before learning his name and finds herself increasingly attracted to the man despite the betrayal she feels for it. West is also immediately taken with Lady Clare thus sparking a tension filled visit.
Phoebe: A Strong Heroine
I think what I love most about Lisa Kleypas’ books are her strong heroines. She manages to create these amazing women who have strong wills and minds of their own when it wasn’t necessarily the norm for the time period.
Phoebe is no wilting wallflower in this book. Yes, she mourned her dear Henry, but she’s ready to embrace the future and her role in managing her son’s estate after the boost of confidence she gets from being in West’s presence.
I just loved the moments we see between her and her sons too. She’s such a wonderful mother.
West: The Best Hero
“You’re all I think about. You’re all I see. You’re the center of a star, and the force of gravity keeps pulling me closer, and I don’t give a damn that I’m about to be incinerated.”
West Ravenel, a second son who grew up poor, is not set to inherit a title or land of his own. Instead he’s the estate manager for his brother’s lands. Given his past, the feeling of never quite belonging has stuck with him and influences his actions and feelings toward Phoebe.
I just loved everything about West – his humor, his sweetness toward Phoebe’s boys and his passion for Phoebe.
Although I always find Kleypas’ books full of wit, I also enjoyed the bits of humor in this book, starting with Phoebe’s young son, Justin. Oh, what comes out of the mouth of babes! And the back and forth between Phoebe and West after their first kiss- priceless!
Of course I loved seeing and hearing from the Wallflower women, and Sebastian’s (Phoebe’s father) appearances were a special treat. Reading one scene between Sebastian and Evie in particular had me wanting to immediately reread Devil in Winter when I finished this book. I just love those two together.
You can’t go wrong with a Lisa Kleypas historical romance in my mind. Devil’s Daughter is a must read.
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