Lily of the Valley

About the Book:

Lily of the Valley (The Gents, #2) by [Sarah M. Eden]

Title: Lily of the Valley
Series: The Gents #2
Author: Sarah M Eden
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: April 11th, 2022
Genre: Historical Romance

Cumberland, 1786

Amateur inventor Kester Barrington prefers the peace and quiet of his estate to the bustle of Society. But when his tight-knit group of friends, the Gents, descends on Livingsley Hall for their annual gathering, he stoically joins in their activities. It all seems exhausting—until an unexpected addition to the party catches his eye: his new neighbor, the lovely Violet.

Violet Ridley longs to make friends in this new corner of the country, but her family’s fortune was made through investments rather than inheritance, and Society can be fickle. So when tragedy forces her family to shelter at neighboring Livingsley Hall, Violet is delighted to receive a warm welcome from the Gents. In particular, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to Kester. The pair is a study in contrasts: Violet, with her sunny disposition, and Kester, with his prickly facade. Their connection is impossible to deny, but both Kester and Violet harbor heavy constraints. As their association becomes increasingly tangled and confused, their only hope of pursuing a life together is to trust one another with the very truths that could tear them apart.

Book Review:

I just love the grumpy one who falls for the sunshiny one troupe. Oh, can I just say that I loved this book! It was amazing! Lily of the Valley is the second book in Sarah M Eden’s The Gents series! It was a much anticipated read and it completely surpassed my expectations. 

Grumpy Uncle, Kes definitely deserved his own book and it was just so sweet to read about him falling in love. Kes was so complex and I loved reading about him. Although he appeared grumpy, he was more just introverted. However he cared for his friends and he would do anything for them. Kes had so many things going on for him and I just wanted him to be happy. It was cute to read about him falling for Violet. Kes had to learn to live life and not let the past define him. 

Violet was such a wonderful character. She tried her best to stay positive and look on the bright side of things, however she was also struggling with the weight of always being happy. She couldn’t let others see that she was struggling. I loved reading about Violet as she learned to let others see her. It was sweet to read about her connecting with Kes. She was strong but she was learning that she didn’t have to be strong alone.

Oh my goodness, there were so many feels in this book! I just loved everything about it, the characters, the plot, the romance! The other Gents were just lovely and I can’t wait for their books! It was definitely fun to read about a new set of friends. I love the way that Eden can weave together a story that draws you in. 

I adored Lily of the Valley and I would definitely recommend it! It needs to be on your TBR! Lily of the Valley is a clean historical romance. 

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion, I was not required to write a positive review.

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