Delia Parr explores this intriguing plot line in her newest novel, Hidden Affections. After being scammed and then divorced by one man, Anabelle Tyler seeks a fresh start only to be forced into a marriage with an wealthy and unscrupulous bachelor. As she and Harrison Graymoor work behind the scenes to free themselves from their wedding vows, they discover that performing the role of a happy couple might actually lead to unexpected love.
Delia Parr has woven together a fascinating plot line in Hidden Affections. The novel has some wonderful plot twists, fascinating historical tidbits (loved the bit about the "snoods"), and some sigh-worthy romantic moments. There were also a few points where the story fell short. The main character was so victimized, heart-broken and tearful, and yet she never questioned her faith. That's an admirable trait, but I would have liked to see her struggle and grow rather than remaining the silently suffering victim. But beyond that, Hidden Affections was an enjoyable read and I respect the author's courage in tackling such a challenging storyline.
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