A Convenient Arrangement
Lady Helena Stanhope’s reputation is in tatters…and she’s lost any hope for a “respectable” ton marriage. An arranged union is the only solution. But once Helena weds formidable Scottish widower John Gordon, Lord Ardoch, and encounters his four mischievous children, she’s determined to help her new, ever-surprising family. Even if she’s sure love is too much to ask for.
All John needs is someone to mother his admittedly unruly brood. He never imagined that beautiful Lady Helena would be a woman of irresistible spirit, caring and warmth. Or that facing down their pasts would give them so much in common. Now, as danger threatens, John will do whatever it takes to convince Helena their future together—and his love—are for always.
A Mother for His Family is a little story with a powerful punch. It also hit all my sweet spots: Scottish protective hero, marriage of convenience, a villain needing justice, children who need parents, and true love. I really liked the relationship building between Lady Helena and her new husband John, Lord Ardoch. She wants a safe place where someone may love her and he wants his children to be cared for while he is away at Parliament trying for the betterment of all people. What they discover is just how much both of them need each other and to let go of the ghosts of their past for a new life together.
This book also had some twists and turns I was not expecting and it kept me up late turning those pages. I received a copy of this novel from the author. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.