Robert Blake, Duke of Lear, is a man of intense emotions who loves deeply and protects fiercely.
Devastated and wracked with guilt by the death of his younger brother, Stefan, in the Peninsular War, he readily agrees to aid Jane Chandler to bring her seriously wounded brother back from Portugal. Much against Jane’s wishes, he decides to accompany her and together they embark on the hazardous mission to retrieve the young soldier. However, the journey holds many revelations, not least of all the abiding friendship and growing love between the two travelers.
That special love is put severely to the test by the treachery that awaits them upon their return to England, when a tenant of Jane’s former home invades their lives, maliciously creating jealousy and misunderstandings for his own nefarious reasons. Can their friendship and love conquer the emotions that threaten to tear them asunder or will the perpetrator emerge victorious?
5.0 out of 5 stars My Dearest Friend by Susan Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring, Readers Favorite
My Dearest Friend is a passionate tale of the great love and trust that Jane and Robert discover that will last a lifetime if they can endure the treachery of others. Hazel Statham will keep you turning page after page as your experience the heart felt journey and struggles these two lovers face in the endeavours to find true happiness. Blue Ribbon 4.5 - Romance Junkies
My Dearest Friend is a very tender love story about two people who are dearest friends first before marriage. The characters are likeable and their expressions almost dance across the pages. The reader cannot help but be caught up in their life. Ms. Statham blends all the right elements that breathe life into this well-written classic that I recommend. 4 cups — Coffee Time Romances