Book Review: IN THE LION’S DEN, by @btbnovelist
Genre: Historical Fiction
Still mourning the loss of her fiancé, Alexis refuses to return home to help her father, Henry Ashton Malvern, run his business empire. Luckily for Henry, James Lionel Falconer remains a steadfast employee even though he still dreams of opening his own department store some day. A handsome, charismatic man, he also yearns for love. In Master of His Fate (5 stars), the first installment in this series, James thought maybe he’d found love with Alexis, but with Alexis depressed and retreating into herself now more than ever, he reconsiders:
“The love they [James’ parents] had was what he yearned for someday-a love that was kind and true. And nothing about Alexis Malvern made him believe he would find it with her.”
So, sigh. That was a disappointment, but alas, the story soon moves on meandering here and there as it reacquaints the reader with beloved characters from the first book and follows James as he continues his quest for success and love. Will he find what he’s looking for in both business and pleasure?
Location: 1889-1892 London, England
I received an advance copy of this book. All opinions are my own.