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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hidden Affections



by Delia Parr

Betrayed by her husband, Annabelle Tyler wears the burden of legally being a divorcee, a difficult position for an upstanding young woman to find herself in. While attempting to start a new life for herself, an unexpected turn of events once again has Annabelle married--this time to Harrison Graymoor, the most eligible, yet elusive, bachelor in Philadelphia. Harrison assures her that he will secure an annulment immediately, unaware that the constable has sent word of the marriage to the press in Philadelphia. And here things continue to go awry. Harrison's past, a philanthropic cousin with his eye on Annabelle, and the appearance of Annabelle's ex-husband threaten the tentative relationship growing between Harrison and his "wife." For two individuals set against marriage, there are certainly a lot of second thoughts regarding the one forced upon them.

This book is set in Pennsylvania in 1831.

In the latest novel, Hidden Affections by Delia Parr, we are introduced to an unlikely couple who are trying desperately not to fall in love. While the story sounds like a typical historical romance, this journey will be a journey unlike no other between Annabelle Tyler and Harrison Graymoor. This book is not a typical fairytale romance. As always Ms Parr writes so eloquently that you will turn page after page just to find out what will happen next. You root for Annabelle and Harrison from the start but you're never really sure what obstacles will come their way.

Delia Parr is one of the best historical writers I've read - she just has a way of using words that keep you spellbound and this book does not disappoint. You feel as if you are in Pennsylvania,at Graymoor Gardens, at The Reguge....any location in the book. The depth of the characters personalities and lives prove to be very moving and you instantly like the good characters and you instantly dislike the unsavory characters.

I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars. Loved it and I look forward to reading more of Delia Parr's work.

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