Everything and the Moon by Julia Quinn
This was a wonderful historical romance book. I rated it as 5 stars. The following is my review but please beware that it might contain spoilers. Everything and the Moon
This book is the story of Robert and Victoria. This is the first of The Lyndon Sisters series.
The story starts out with Robert and Torie as young adults (according to Victorian times). They have a sweet passionate love that we all have experienced in our life. They fall in love and want to get married. But as usually there is problems.
Torie’s father is the parish in the area where as Robert’s father is the Marquess in the area. Neither one realize that there father is going to make sure that they do not see each other nor allow them to marry.
They decide to run away to get married but Torie’s father decided to make sure that does not happen. To me Torie’s father is an overbearing, arrogant, idiot. Robert’s father is one of the aristocrats that does not believe love will ever prevail when money is involved. According to The Marquess money marries money it does not marry a vicar’s daughter.
Torie misses the appointed time that she was suppose to meet Robert. Robert starts to believe everything he father was spouting off about Torie. The next day Robert leaves for London. Hours later Torie goes to see Robert. She learns that he has left for London. She speaks with Roberts father and hears that Robert was just using her as a plaything and not interesting in marrying her.
Torie goes home and finds a post as a governess after sending out numerous letters. After 7 years Robert and Torie meet by chance where she is the governess to a monster of a little boy where Robert is attending a house party.
Okay that is all the spoilers I will give about this book. It is a great read with a developed plot and interesting characters. If you have never read anything by Julia Quinn then this is a good first read for anyone to try.