The Darkest Hour by Rebecca J. Greenwood (Review)

The Darkest Hour
(The Darkest Season #0.5)
by Rebecca J. Greenwood
Adult Historical Romance, Christian


When dutiful Lady Hester Douglas, over thirty and long on the shelf, receives word that her brother Adam, the Duke of Blackdale, has survived the Battle of Waterloo, she abandons propriety and heads to Brussels to be by his side. Her widowed minister, Mr. Alasdair Gilchrist, escorts her on the journey from Scotland into a Europe recovering from years of war.

Once she reaches her injured brother, Hester must fight to keep Adam alive and tightly guard her heart’s deepest secret—she’s been in love with Mr. Gilchrist for years.

Will the pain of being with the minister, the man she loves and can never have, distract her from her purpose? Or will she overcome the barriers of age, rank, and station, and seize the love she’s dreamt of?

The Darkest Hour is a standalone inspirational Regency romance novella, and is also a prequel to The Darkest Summer.

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My Review

THE DARKEST HOUR is a sweet Regency romance that was a delight to read! The characters were charming and easy to relate to and the story set at a perfect pace. Perfect for fans of sweet historical romance.

I really loved reading this! I liked the characters and the back and forth between them. I could feel the chemistry and couldn't help falling love with both Hester and Alisdair. I loved how they both thought that the other would never love them. I also liked how the story developed. There was a good balance of humor, romance, and a little intensity from Hester's brother's situation. It also was a quick and easy read, being a novella, but it felt developed well given the shorter number of pages.

In the end, was it what I wished for? I loved the characters and story and am looking forward to more from this author!

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Source: I received a complimentary copy through InstaFreebie, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.

Other Books in the Series

The Darkest Summer
(The Darkest Season #1)
by Rebecca J. Greenwood
Adult Historical Romance
Paperback & ebook, 304 Pages
November 14th 2017 by Sweetwater Books


Lady Cora Winfield’s life has always gone according to plan–her mother’s plan. So when she meets the dark Duke of Blackdell, Cora is fascinated. Knowing his dangerous reputation, Cora’s mother flatly forbids the match, and the duke decides to take matters into his own hands. Kidnapped and facing a scandal, Lady Cora must now decide whether love will be her downfall or the beginning of a new plan, one she never dreamed possible.

Set in the stormy summer of 1816, this Regency romance is a retelling of the myth of Hades and Persephone.

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