Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hidden Affections by Delia Parr~Book Review

Hidden Affections by Delia Parr

Annabelle Tyler is looking for a fresh start. Harrison Graymoor, Philadelphia's most eligible bachelor, would prefer to remains single and alone. Quite unexpectedly they are forced into an undesired predicament. What happens when two determined individuals resolve against marriage ... but their hearts tell them otherwise?

Paperback: 352 pages

Publisher: Bethany House (May 1, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0764206729

ISBN-13: 978-0764206726

Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounce

Delia Parr, pen name for Mary Lechleidner, is the author of 10 historical novels and the winner of several awards, including the Laurel Wreath Award for Historical Romance and the Aspen Gold Award for Best Inspirational Book. She is a full-time high school teacher who spends her summer vacations writing and kayaking. The mother of three grown children, she lives in Collingswood, New Jersey. Visit for more information


I really enjoyed this third book written by Delia Parr. Hidden Affections is a sweet love story about two people who don’t want to fall in love ever again, because they both have lost in love.

It talks about divorce in the 1800’s, which wasn’t something that was done and when it was the divorced people were shunned and couldn’t work in certain jobs.

Hidden Affections also talks about a forced marriage that neither Harrison or Annabelle want or should have happened. They are married in name only and both want a divorce as soon as you can.

I like the description of the mansion Harrison lives in and of the gowns and parties they go to. Delia is quite a storyteller and I enjoy her insights in the lives of others. She knows how to write a good romance with tender and is good at showing the story instead of telling it.

Quite a good story to read on a rainy afternoon and I recommend it. It’s a light kind of read full of happiness, joy with some sadness and heartache in it.

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Thank you to Bethany House for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255

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