Even though they come from different backgrounds, Lily and Robert are in love. Against his father Joseph’s wishes, Roberty marries Lily, and with their son James, their love is stronger than ever. But Joseph will stop at nothing to put Robert on the path to the future he envisions. The fallout could be disastrous.
While a huge fan of Historical Fiction, I don’t read a lot of historical romance, so The Dark Horizon was a change of pace for me. The book had a bit of a slow start with a ton of conversation, which at times felt like filler. When I got past the first third, I was drawn into the story and the drama that Joseph created. I liked the back and forth between Lily and Robert as their lives progressed in different directions.
I felt the ending was a bit rushed, and that it summed up a bit too neatly, too quickly. I would have liked to see some of the filler used at the front, put into a resolution that wasn’t so swift. Otherwise, I enjoyed this read. There were strong characters, with plenty of drama. The descriptions are richly vivid and suit the novel’s period in time well. Overall, nicely done.
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The Dark Horizon is available on Amazon for 99 cents, it’s enrolled in KU.