Friday, April 20, 2012

Book Review: When Dreams Come True by Cathy Maxwell

When Dreams Come True
By Cathy Maxwell
Release Date: March 27, 2012
Summary: Everyone knew the earl of Penhollow needed a wife, so one thunderous night the villagers gathered together to ask the ocean to deliver a bride to the bachelor lord . . .

When Pierce Kirrier rescues a mysterious beauty from the billowing ocean waves, he has no idea who she is or where she came from. But at first sight of this enchanting maiden, he knows he must claim her for his own. Taking her back to Penhollow Hall, he pampers her like a princess, determined to win her trust and her heart.

For Eden, awakening in an elegant bedchamber in a remote corner of Cornwall is like a perfect dream. In Pierce’s arms she has discovered true love, true joy, and a passion she never imagined could exist. Yet she knows in her heart that, once her secret past catches up with her, her dreams could be shattered . . . forever.

Review: This is the first historical romance I've read by Cathy Maxwell and it definitely will not be the last! This story sucked me in from page one and didn't let me go until the end. 

Eden was really an awesome heroine because even though she was so innocent and loving, she could still be stubborn and stick up for herself when she needed to. I loved the instant attraction between her and Pierce when he rescued her from the ocean when she was running away from being sold as a mistress from the whorehouse she was living in. Her past was so horrible and it was so sad whenever she thought about how she was in no way good enough to be the wife of the magnificent, gorgeous Pierce. She's such a sweet person, even to people who don't even like her, so I was rooting for things to work out for her throughout the entire story. 

Pierce was such a good guy (well, most of the time) and I wanted things to work out with him and Eden SO BAD! It was so cute how everyone in the house (i.e. the servants) were working together to push Pierce and Eden together because they all knew they were perfect for each other. Pierce may have been serious when it came to his business and reputation, but he is such a softie and I loved how much emotion he was capable of showing. He was just the perfect person to rescue Eden from her past life. 

Of course, there were many trials along the way, including rescuing children from burning buildings, a strange sorceress, and snobby, stuck-up neighbors/mothers. Everything tests Pierce's feelings for Eden and Eden's determination to keep her disgraceful past a secret form Pierce. 

The love story of this book was so sweet and so romantic that I hated to see it end! I'm so happy this book is being republished (it was first published in 1998) because now even more people will be able to experience this adorable historical romance! I would definitely recommend checking this book out! I now I'm checking out what else Cathy Maxwell has in store for her readers!

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