Feature book: Tempting Mr Townsend
Tempting Mr Townsend by Anna Campbell
She is one of the Dashing Widows. And she is in love. With her dead husband. Fenella, Lady Deerham, has been mourning her husband for five years who was killed at Waterloo. Her son is at school getting the education he requires to take his position in life. Then a man bursts through her door and demands his nephew. When Fenella finally understands what this manly man wants, she finds herself on a road trip, without the appropriate companions, to find her son and the man’s nephew.
Anthony Townsend is a very wealthy businessman. He has guardianship of his nephew since his brother and sister-in-law’s deaths. He is at sixes and sevens about the care of a young child and is having difficulty dealing with the grief, both his own and his nephew’s. Anthony has just arrived into port and finds that his nephew and his nephew’s best friend have left their school without apparent reason. Anthony and Fenella rush to Anthony’s country property and find the two boys there. It is at this point that the chemistry ignites between Anthony and Fenella and they struggle to deal with their chemistry and what to do with the two boys.
Will one night be enough for them? Anthony does not think he is good enough for Lady Deerham while she struggles with still being in love with her deceased husband.
I really enjoyed this story. A casual comment from Caroline about Silas changes everything for Fenella, who decides that there can be a second love. This is another great story in the dashing widows series.
Reviewed by Heather
A review copy of this book was provided by the author.