Blackthorn's Bride by Joan Johnston
This is a captivating story with romance, drama, betrayal and heartache. Marcus is a caring man, but very gullible. He's been obsessed with the girl he rescued in America, even while married to his first wife, even while mourning her. He has been oblivious to what's actually been happening in his family, while believing that he's done his best. He can be charming, sweet and amusing or indifferent and unfeeling. Josie is a survivor, she's tough and stubborn and strong willed. She's kind, loving and giving. Except when it comes to the man who broke his promise to send her home. But maybe he's not who she thinks he is. The two have their own reasons for staying aloof, and both are confused about what they are feeling. It's a brilliant storyline with intriguing characters.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Netgalley. This is my voluntary and honest opinion of it.