A Lord damaged by war, a Lady mired in guilt and despair, a mystery of tragic love, a chance to correct the follies of the past, a love that heals all hurts.
Lady Sybilla Barrington has spent two years certain of her guilt, and has chosen to shut herself away to write a gothic novel, rather than face going about in society. She is quite sure that no man could ever accept her deeds and expects to spend her life alone.
Lord Barton Seddon is unsure of his sanity, haunted by the things that he suffered during the war in Spain. Horses and isolation are his only solace – even his family condemn him for his weakness. Months spent at Dartworth Abbey, alone, seem the best possible answer.
When their love of horses brings them together, in a place haunted by the ghosts of a tragic love generations old, can they find healing together, or will their personal demons drive them apart?
Healing Lord Barton is a beautiful love story which is wonderfully written and perfectly executed which is all thanks to the talented author of this novel; Arietta Richmond. Richmond is a sheer literary talent because her incredibly moving novel is full of all the great things about literature. Healing Lord Barton has romance, mystery, enthralling characters, exciting moments and so, this incredible book needs to be read by everyone!
Healing Lord Barton follows the protagonist of the novel, Lord Barton Seddon as he returns to his home – Dartworth Abbet – after serving in a horrific war. Barton is suffering from PTSD and struggling to deal with the tumultuous feelings he is experiencing, war changes a man and war has most certainly changed Barton. All Barton wants to do is hide from society and be shut off from the world. Soon we meet a lovely woman, Lady Sybilla Barrington and she too struggles with her emotions so she retreats to a secluded place (which so happens to be very close to where Barton is staying) and there she hopes to shut herself off from the world. However one day Barton and Barrington unexpectedly cross paths, and when they do, sparks fly. The premise of the novel is just this. However, there is much more depth to this story, and much more than just romance as this book is a mystery, and this theme is prominent the whole way through this sensational book.
The story of Healing Lord Barton is a sensational one in which its characters and Richmond’s writing steal the show. Richmond’s creation of Barton and Barrington is quite simply phenomenal, these two characters, as well as their narratives, jump right off the pages of this book and into the reader’s hearts. As I read their conversations, I felt a genuine sense of warmth and joy, and this is all thanks to the power of Richmond’s words.
Richmond is a talented author who is well accomplished in the historical romance genre. Her phenomenal book is a standout piece of fiction and one that I dearly love; her beautiful words are elegant and flow beautifully from one page to the next. As the reader reads this book, they will feel a sense of belonging… Richmond makes the reader feel as if you are right there at the moment, beside the characters and in the historical piece of land. She makes you feel as if you are a part of the novel and that is a sign of a pure literary talent.
To summarise my thoughts on this beautiful novel, I would say if you area a reader who is looking for a beautiful piece of historical romance than this incredible book is for you! It has exceptional writing, flawless characters and a plot that will keep its readers entertained from beginning to end. Healing Lord Barton gets Five Stars from me!
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