Book Review: Rags-to-Riches Wife by Catherine Tinley.

This book was such a pleasure to read. Honestly, I came away from it with a smile on my face having thoroughly finding it a joy to read.

The Blurb.

Marrying for inheritance&;

Or love?

Lady&;s maid Jane Bailey&;s life is turned upside down by the arrival of wealthy gentleman Robert Kendal. Traveling together to claim her long-lost aristocratic grandfather&;s inheritance, they succumb to a mutual attraction. Yet Jane knows a maid should not hope to love a gentleman, even if she&;s suddenly wearing silk dresses and dining with the family. The will shockingly decrees Robert and Jane must marry, but will it ever be for more than convenience? 

My Review.

In these uncertain times we find ourselves in, one constant source of joy I find is books. They've always been a way to daydream and discover new places and people and they are one of the few things that quieten my very loud, overthinking mind. So, in my first week of lockdown at home I settled down to read 'Rags-to-Riches Wife,' and completely lost myself in the story of Robert Kendal and Jane Bailey. 

What a wonderful story it was. I felt like Catherine's writing was soothing and comforting. The story flowed and for want of a better word it was simple a lovely story. In all the very best ways. I felt a connection to Robert and Jane and grew quite attached and fond of them both. Their companionship and easy friendship had me smiling from ear and ear and I loved being part of their world. 

Jane's modesty and innocence were admirable qualities. She was so hard working and kind, so it was very easy to want the very best for her. I adored how close she was to her Mother and how they worked together and looked after each other. It was such a sweet relationship to witness. Robert was different, in a good way. I liked that he wasn't a rake. He didn't go after loads of women and then find a spark with Jane He mostly kept himself to himself and I found that refreshing. In the moments when he and Jane were fully immersed in conversation and he was relaxed and happy, I felt pleased for him and wanted to see more of that. He was a true gentleman in every way. 

All of the characters within this story were very important and Catherine wrote in such a way that made it hard not to connect with them all in some way. The new relationship Jane forged with her Grandfather warmed my heart and the relationship she shared with Mrs Kingswood was also one to envy. 

I found 'Rags-to-Riches Wife' a delightful book, one that I recommend very highly. 

Happy Reading!

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