Book Review: The Portrait - Hazel Statham

Title:  The Portrait
Author: Hazel Statham
Publisher:  Montlake Romance
Published: August 2010
Format:  Hardback
My Copy: I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

About the book:
England 1812 Severely injured at the battle of Salamanca, Edward Thurston, the new Earl of Sinclair, returns home to his beloved Fly Hall. Determined not to present his prospective bride with the wreck he believes himself to have become, he decides to end his betrothal, unaware that Lady Jennifer, for vastly differing reasons, has reached the selfsame decision. Throughout the campaigns, Edward was often seen relying greatly on a miniature he carried, and it is to this token he clings upon his return. Will he eventually find happiness with the girl in the portrait, or will he remain firm in his resolve not to wed? Reason dictates one course, his heart another.

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This book has left me utterly speechless to how truly breathtaking and brilliant it is. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am a fan of the authors having read a few of her books before this was a real treat!
A romance story like no other, this really is the perfect book for ALL romance lovers as it's one of those books with amazing descriptive characters and scenes that leave you craving more.
I absolutely adored The Portrait and I am definitely going to read more by the author. :)
(I'd also love to mention that this cover truly captures how amazing this story is, it is beautiful and one of the nicest covers I've ever seen.)

About the author:

Hazel Statham lives in England and has been writing on and off since she was fifteen. Initially she was influenced by Austen, the Brontes, and Sabatini but when Hazel turned seventeen, Georgette Heyer opened up the romance and elegance of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She immediately knew she had found her eras and wanted nothing more than to re-create them in her work. Hazel lives with her husband, Terry, and a beautiful Labrador named Mollie.

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