The Lady Flees Her Lord is a fascinating historical romance filled with wonderful characters and a great story.
Fed up with the physical, verbal, and emotional abuse she suffers at the hands of her husband, Lucinda, Lady Denbigh, has fled to the countryside. Posing as a widow, she and her new charge, a young child that was abandoned, have sought refuge in a cottage on the estate of Lord Hugo Wanstead.
Lord Hugo Wanstead has returned from the wars wounded, both physically and emotionally, and does not want the distraction that Lucinda provides. Hugo faces a dilemma as he battles the demons that haunt him and his attraction to the beautiful “widow.”
As the two grow to learn more about each other they find a connection that is hard to deny. But as they both battle demons from their past and begin to heal, their budding relationship faces many obstacles…including Lucinda’s husband.
The Lady Flees Her Lord is a wonderful story featuring characters that I grew to care about. Hugo and Lucinda were perfect for each other as both were able to provide the love and acceptance that the other needed despite their reluctance. Together they were able to heal the emotional and physical scars caused by their pasts. I felt for these characters and was truly touched by their doubts and fears. Lucinda is a character that one could easily relate to as she deals with her insecurities over her appearance and discovers an inner strength she had forgotten she had. Hugo is just as intriguing with his imperfections and fears. Their imperfections and insecurities helped to make them real for me. The author brought this couple to life and made me care about what happened to them.
Overall, The Lady Flees Her Lord is a touching historical romance that I highly recommend.