Ever since her husband’s sudden and tragic death, Lady Penelope Bridgeman has committed herself to studying the maladies of the mind, particularly the trauma of soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars. It is this expertise that brings the Marquess of Bromwich’s family to her door. Gabriel Devereaux’s... show more
Ever since her husband’s sudden and tragic death, Lady Penelope Bridgeman has committed herself to studying the maladies of the mind, particularly the trauma of soldiers of the Napoleonic Wars. It is this expertise that brings the Marquess of Bromwich’s family to her door. Gabriel Devereaux’s unexpected and unpredictable episodes are unlike any Penelope has studied. The once proud soldier has been left shaken and withdrawn, but Penelope manages to build a fragile trust between them. Strangely, Gabriel seems completely lucid when not in the grips of his mania, and during the calm bouts between, she is surprised by how much she is drawn to him. Despite his own growing feelings, Gabriel knows that he is fit for no one and is determined to keep Penelope away from his descent into madness. But even though she knows firsthand the folly of loving a broken man, Penelope cannot stop herself from trying to save him, no matter the cost.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 2nd 2013
Publisher: Signet Eclipse
Pages no: 353
Edition language: English
Series: Veiled Seduction (#3)
Summary Penelope Bridgemen, thought that when she married her husband, life couldn’t get any better. Then he died from madness, only six months after they married. Penelope devoted herself to educating on the workings of the mind, and working with those that suffered from mental disabilities due to...
3-1/2 stars. A little hard to believe that a woman of that time period would be asked to go to an asylum to help a war veteran but that's what fiction is for. I liked that Gabriel had loved Penelope from afar and that they eventually got together.
This is a lovely book. It's not all sweet: it deals with things that are harsh and heartbreaking. But that is all balanced, actually overtaken, by warmth, decency, generosity, and, of course, love.The story has depth. This is about two people who, while still young, each had hard, tragic experie...
Heather Snow just gets better and better. In this latest novel, we deal with the issues of mental illness, treatment practices, PTSD, power plays and romance. All of these elements are beautifully entwined for a very cohesive and intense story. Penelope and Gabriel are very compelling characters...