If you’re looking for a gentle, undemanding sort of romance between two very nice people with not an enormous amount at stake for either of them, this could very well fit the bill nicely. Lady Sophie Windham is a duke’s daughter with a soft heart and a habit of taking in strays, left literally holding a baby when her good nature if taken advantage of. Vim Charpentier steps in to help out, and, trapped by a prodigious snowstorm, the two start falling for each other.
It’s easy to look at Sophie and Vim and think their problems are Rich People Problems - they both have plenty of money and supportive families - not every story has to be about struggle and suffering. Sophie has to come to a conscious decision about what direction she wants her life to go in and Vim needs to get past some youthful issues which have been holding him back.
This is a rather charming, introspective romance with a large side of Adorable Baby thrown in with some Trapped In A Snowstorm trope action. Don’t expect a lot of action or high stakes, but if you’re in the mood for something restful and soothing with two rather nice people discovering they’re the answer to each other’s wistful dreams, this might be the book you’re looking for. Four stars.
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Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this book via NetGalley.