I have another great book to share with you today called Beloved written by Robin Lee Hatcher.
Diana is ready to begin a new chapter in her life—until the husband she believed dead reappears at her engagement party.
Diana Brennan came west on the orphan train and was given a home with a loving couple who cherished and spoiled her. At 17, she fell hard for Tyson Applegate, the son of a wealthy mine owner. After a whirlwind courtship and marriage, Tyson took off for adventures around the world, including fighting with the Rough Riders in Cuba.
Receiving no word from him in years, Diana’s infatuation with her dashing husband died an ugly death, and she is ready to move past the old pain and marry again, just as soon as Tyson is declared legally dead.
But when Tyson returns, claiming to be a changed man, he wants to reunite with his wife and run for the senate. While Diana suspects the election is his real reason for wanting her by his side, she agrees to maintain his home and to campaign with him, but when it is over, win or lose, she wants her freedom.
He agrees with one condition—she must give him a chance to change her mind about him.Wow, I don't know about Diana, but having a husband missing for 7 years is a darn long time! And all because he couldn't get along with his own father. I don't think that gave him the right to take it out on Diana. See, I don't put up with crap like that. Just because you are married does not mean you should be treated like a rug!
Of course, the new man in her life, Brook isn't much better. He is after her for the money because he is deeply in debt. Men, what are you going to do with them? At least now, we can raise our voices and get some results but back in those days, women were pretty much ignored.
Being rich isn't all it's cracked up to be when you have people constantly after you for something. You never know who your real friends are and who isn't. But, in the end, Diana figures it out and she gets some added great news about long lost family members being found and her mother gets her own wedding news to boot!
It really is a good romantic book with several romances going on at the same time along with some great family stories. And who can resist the ones that are set in the past? It makes it that much more enjoyable!