Feature book: Lady Faith Takes a Leap
Lady Faith Takes a Leap by Maggi Andersen
Faith doesn’t want to marry her father’s choice. She would prefer to marry someone she loves, but her father is giving her little option. She has been given one season, and her father thinks, I suspect, that is enough. He has more daughters to marry off, so he needs to have her married as soon as possible. Faith is more interested in Lord Vaughn Winborne. She had a child’s love for Vaughn, but unbeknownst to her family, her love has grown into adult love.
Vaughn has been a bit of a rogue but wants to settle down. He really wants his inheritance from his grandfather, so he can buy a farm to breed and train horses. His brother, the trustee of his inheritance, says he is not ready yet, but Vaughn wants to prove otherwise. Vaughn often finds he is at the same events as Faith. He must do what he can to avoid her, as he is attracted to her. Vaughn is then reluctantly drawn into Rosamund’s intrigue, even when he knows his family thinks Rosamund would be a great wife for him. He has decided she isn’t the one for him but allows Rosamund some leeway to assist her. Vaughn becomes caught between Rosamund’s elopement, catching Faith’s kidnapper and the fallout from what seems his inability to help out family.
I really enjoyed this historical story. Faith is sure about whom she wants to marry, but it is a matter of convincing her family she should be with Vaughn. Vaughn’s attempts to try and do the right thing ends up in a bit of a disaster, but he does come out looking good. When Faith is kidnapped, Vaughn has a feeling that something is not quite right in Faith’s world. When he rescues her it adds to his suitability, in her family’s eyes as a lifelong partner.
I’m now off to find the other stories on these sisters!
Reviewed by Heather
A review copy of this book was provided by the author.