England, 1851 As a boy, Kev Merripen, a Gypsy boy had been left for dead by his own family, so the Hathaway family took him in, got him healthy and allowed him to join their family. Merripen was always doing his best to make up for his past, a past that he was ashamed to tell anyone about, especially Winnifred Hathaway. Win must have fallen in love the moment she saw him, no one else ever caught her eyes, or heart after Kev came into the house. Now that they are both grown, Win is tired of being ill so she takes a journey to a clinic in France. Her recovery is remarkable but after two years away, she wonders if the feeling she had for Kev are real and if he has ever cared about her the way she wanted him to.
Enjoyed this book, found I was more interested in the relationship between Kev and Cam than the romantic one, could tell after the first page that Kev and Win would end up together. Liked the character of the brother Leo also, something about these men (out numbered as they are) that caught my attention. I would have gladly spent more time with the men, their way of supporting each other was so gruff and touching at the same time. As always, it is fun to learn about other cultures and languages while reading so it was fun to learn a bit about the Gypsies (Roma). This is the second book of the Hathaway family series.
Oct 15, 2008