I have been struggling lately to find that romance novel that will completely draw me in an not let me go, and finally, this book grabbed me by the heart and did not let me go. I finished reading The Cinderella Countess by Sophia James in two days. It pulled me right out of my reading slump
Genre: Historical Romance
Year Of Publication: 1 March 2019
Publisher: Mills & Boon
My rating: 4 stars
“Abandoned as a small child, Annabelle Smith has only vague memories of her past. Now living as a healer in London’s poverty-stricken East End, she receives a life-changing visit from the rich and imposing Lytton Staines, Earl of Thornton. He needs a cure for his ailing sister and helping him thrusts Belle into his dazzling life of luxury. But it’s Lytton who makes her world come alive!”
Anabella is a strong-willed woman, quite independent for the time and outspoken. I really loved her character and her bluntness was refreshing. The Earl was classically quiet and broody and we all know he would succumb to the inevitable charm of Anabella, but their journey was captivating and entertaining.
The plot was easy to follow and the twists and turns were unexpected in most cases, but it kind of bothered me that there was simply no way for me to deduce certain mysteries as the information wasn’t artfully hidden for the reader – this is a general beef of mine. The writing was good and I felt immersed into the time period without feeling out of my depth.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel and I would recommend it to anyone in the lookout for a new swoony romance.