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A Return of Devotion

Haven Manor Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Beverley A. Crick
Series: Haven Manor Series, Book 2
Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
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Daphne Blakemoor was perfectly happy living in her own secluded world for 12 years. She had everything she needed - loved ones, a true home, and time to indulge her imagination. But when ownership of the estate where she works as a housekeeper passes on, and the new marquis has an undeniable connection to her past, everything she's come to rely upon is threatened.  

William, Marquis of Chemsford's main goal in life is to be the exact opposite of his father. Starting a new life in the peace and quiet of the country sounds perfect until his housekeeper turns his life upside down.  

They've spent their lives hiding from the past. Can they find the courage to face their deepest wounds and, perhaps, find a new path for the future together?

©2019 Kristi L. Hunter (P)2019 Tantor

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  • Alice
  • 27-04-2019

Second chance

This is a lovely book where a second chance occurs and the heroine takes it.

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  • T Lewis
  • 16-02-2019

Incredible

I have enjoyed every book that I've read or listened to by Kristi Ann Hunter. I enjoy the way that she develops characters and their relationships. This story had multiple layers and different relationships beyond the central romance. I enjoyed them all, but I'm focusing my review on the central characters.

In this story, I loved that Daphne is a fragile warrior. She's timid, but not weak. She lacks confidence, but not character. She regrets her past mistake, but wouldn't change the outcome. However, she's still keeping secrets and they will be brought into the light.

William, Marquis of Chemsford was not expecting to a champion. He was simply looking for an out of the way place to run his estates and be a better man than his father had been.

I loved watching Daphne and William's relationship unfold one revelation at a time. I couldn't wait for their love to bloom, but found myself sad when the story ended. I wanted more time with these characters. I want to know what happens to them in the future, and I hope that the author will bless us with glimpses of these characters in her future books.

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  • A+D
  • 06-02-2019

Life After Forgiveness!

My heart is soaring! I loved this book so much, I don't know how to describe it.
We first met Daphne in A Defense of Honor. This book is her story. It's a story of change, truth, forgiveness, and love. "There is life after forgiveness." is a quote from the book. It takes some time for Daphne to realize this. But when she does, she is stronger than she ever knew possible.
I love Daphne's imagination, her rambling thoughts, and the way she thinks of multiple scenarios in answer to a question.
The way the author puts the main characters together on the page is wonderful. It felt as if I was watching a movie. I loved the unique way William, Lord Chemsford, meets Daphne. His world is never quite the same afterward. I loved how William wanted to be a better man than his father, how he worked hard to be completely different from his uncaring, mean, selfish father.
I loved the way William cared for Daphne, truly cared for her.
I highly, highly recommend this book! It is a FANTASTIC story.

The narration was excellent.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-02-2019

BEST YET!!!

Loved the complexity of Daphne... and relate to the feeling of escape...but making oneself stand strong...and only able to do so with Jesus to give strength! Well done!
NOW HURRY UP WITH THE NEXT BOOK. . .I caught the few loose ends of Jess' stoey about to unfold.... don't leave us hanging! ! ! 😊😎