Title: The Glass Coffin
Author: Kelly Martin
Series: A Shattered Fairy Tale (Book #3)
Genre: Regency, Romance, Fairy Tale
Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing
I have thoroughly enjoyed reading Kelly Martin's Shattered Fairy Tale Series. The third installment, The Glass Coffin, is another wonderful addition. The story of Trudy Dodsworth and William Haddington is a sad and woeful tale. As with the previous books in the series, it's not a typical happily ever after story.
Unbeknownst to her, Trudy has lived her life in a bubble - she's believed her life to be a fairy tale that simply doesn't exist and reality is unceremoniously thrust upon her. Not only has her once beloved father sent her and her mother away to Everdale, but the man she loves has essentially disappeared, she's practically engaged to a man she fears, her mother falls fatally ill, and then finds out her beloved father isn't the man she thought he was.
Likewise, William Haddington - the man whose friends praise him for his near saintly reputation - must accept his fall from grace. He isn't the virtuous man his friends and family believe him to be. If he's completely honest he'll admit he never really was. William has found that actions have consequences - some that you don't anticipate and some unavoidable. His fall needn't have been as complete, but William was weak. He allowed himself to wallow in his misery and began a downward spiral. He still loved Trudy more than life itself, but how could he be so selfish as to pursue a relationship with Trudy, even to protect her from the abusive Lawson Stockwell, when he's unworthy of her hand and he knows his death is imminent?
A tale of love, lies, revenge, forgiveness, and redemption The Glass Coffin is a story you won't want to miss!
FYI ~ clean-ish read. Some intimate scenes, but closed door or fade-to-black.
Honest Disclosure ~ a review copy was provided