Someone to Hold by Mary Balogh

Someone to Hold by Mary Balogh. The second novel in the Westcott Series, after Someone to Love, and
followed by Someone to Wed, Someone to Care, and Someone to Trust. Humphrey Westcott dies, leaving behind a fortune and a title that will change the lives of everyone in his family, especially for the daughter no one knew it was not his legitimate daughter.
Camille Westcott discovered after his father’s death that her parents’ marriage was declared bigamous. Thus now she is illegitimate. Her fiance breaks their engagement, and she leaves for Bath.

I picked this series because I’m in a holiday in Bath and it would have been appropriate to read novels from Bath before visiting it. I’m glad I did, it was a really good idea. See here the other books I’ve reviewed by her, including the ones in this series.

Someone to Hold by Mary Balogh

Camille decides to get a job as a teacher at the orphanage where her newly discovered half-sister Anna lived and worked. There she gets close to Joel Cunningham, the art teacher. He was close to Anna, once proposing marriage to her. Her grandmother decides she wants to commission portraits by Joel for her three grandchildren. So Camille and Joel spend more and more time together.

As with the other novel in the series, it is predictable, but that does not affect the loveliness of the story.

Someone to Hold by Mary Balogh

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My rating: 5/5 Stars.
Would I recommend it: Yes
Published by: Piatkus
Year it was published: 2017
Format: Paperback
Genre(s): Fiction
Pages: 390

About the author: Mary was born in Wales in 1944. After graduating from University in 1960s, she moved to Canada. There she was a high school teacher. She got married to the Canadian Robert Balogh and they had three children. Besides writing, she also loves music, knitting, watching tennis and curling.

Mary Balogh started writing as a hobby, in the evenings. Her first book, A Masked Deception, a Regency love story, was published in 1985. After 20 years of teaching, in 1988, she retired from teaching to pursue her dream to write full-time. She has written more than seventy novels and almost thirty novellas since then. Her best known series are the New York Times bestselling ‘Slightly’ sextet and ‘Simply’ quartet. She has won numerous awards, including Bestselling Historical of the Year from the Borders Group. She has won seven Waldenbooks Awards and two B. Dalton Awards for her bestselling novels, as well as a Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award.

Other books I’ve reviewed by her: Simply series, starting with Simply Perfect.

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