Title:For Love or Honor (The Jonquil Brothers #5)
Author: Sarah M. Eden
Published: October 1st 2017 by Covenant Communications
Genre: Proper Romance
Stars: 4 Content Rating: Clean
From the moment they met, Marjie’s heart has belonged to handsome Captain Stanley Jonquil, younger brother of the Earl of Lampton. But six long months ago, when Stanley’s sense of honor required that he do as he had sworn and return to the Continent to fight in defense of King and country, neither Stanley nor Marjie could have dreamed what the cost of his service would be. It has been ages since Stanley last wrote, and Marjie and the Jonquil family are plagued by his unknown fate—until the day he unexpectedly reappears. Marjie’s joy, however, is quickly shadowed by confusion—the aloof, battle-worn soldier before her is not the man he once was. In the wake of Stanley’s blatant disinterest in renewing their acquaintance, Marjie’s devastation turns to determination as she vows to help him find peace. But his scars run far deeper than anyone realizes. Despite his feelings for her, Stanley believes Marjie deserves a man whose hands are not stained with the violence of battlefields and whose mind and heart are not haunted by the horrors he has seen. Honor requires Stanley to return once more to the life he has grown to despise, one he knows will destroy him in the end, even as his heart beckons him to stay with Marjie, the only woman he could ever love, and the promise, at last, of redemption.
I have read most all of the Jonquil Brothers series as well as the Lancaster series and I really have enjoyed them. If you want a good proper romance with that slow burn then these are for you! I particularly loved this story because Marjie has faith enough in their love for the two of them when Stanley returns home from the war a little bit broken. Physically yes but it was his soul that the war stole and it takes Marjie and his families love to help him regain it and make himself whole once again. Sarah M Eden does such a great job with the world building and I have loved all of these characters and their struggle to become vulnerable and just their over all love stories.