Mary Balogh returns to the Miss Martin's School for Girls in this story of love between two very hurt characters, Anne Jewel, a favorite teacher at the school, and Sydnam Butler, quiet war hero. Anne with her son spends a holiday with the Bedwyn family (their personalities flowing into the story) as Bewcastle consults with his steward Sydnam. Anne, a victim of rape and Sydnam, a horribly disfigured war victim, are both accepting of their loneliness. Both are unable to believe in love. The matchmaking Bedwyns plot and help surreptitiously when a friendship develops.
Simply Love / Mary Balogh 320 p.