Someone to Cherish (The Westcott Series #8) (Hardcover)

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Is love worth the loss of one's freedom and independence? This is what Mrs. Tavernor must decide in the new novel in the Westcott series from New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh.

When Harry Westcott lost the title Earl of Riverdale after the discovery of his father's bigamy, he shipped off to fight in the Napoleonic Wars, where he was near-fatally wounded. After a harrowing recovery, the once cheery, light-hearted boy has become a reclusive, somber man. Though Harry insists he enjoys the solitude, he does wonder sometimes if he is lonely.

Lydia Tavernor, recently widowed, dreams of taking a lover. Her marriage to Reverend Isaiah Tavernor was one of service and obedience, and she has secretly enjoyed her freedom since his death. She doesn't want to shackle herself to another man in marriage, but sometimes, she wonders if she is lonely. 

Both are unwilling to face the truth until they find themselves alone together one night, and Lydia surprises even herself with a simple question: "Are you ever lonely?" Harry's answer leads them down a path neither could ever have imagined...

About the Author


Mary Balogh has written more than one hundred historical novels and novellas, more than forty of which have been New York Times bestsellers. They include the Bedwyn saga, the Simply quartet, the Huxtable quintet, the seven-part Survivors' Club series, and the Westcott series.

Praise For…


Praise for Mary Balogh and her novels

Someone to Cherish

“The seamless plotting and enticing characters make this a romance to be savored. Balogh is in fine form, and this may be her best Regency to date.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

“A sentimental, contemplative, suffragist-leaning upper-class Regency romance.”—Kirkus Reviews
 
“A must-read for fans of the series, this installment is a continuation of the high-quality characters and plot that readers have come to expect from Mary Balogh.”—Library Journal, starred review
 
“Sweetly satisfying… One of the loveliest things about this romance is how, as Lydia comes into her own, the reader gets to watch Harry’s view of her shift accordingly.”—BookPage
 
“Expertly written characters... I look forward to Mary Balogh's next historical romance.”—Fresh Fiction
 
“Fans of the Westcott series are sure to enjoy... Harry and Lydia are well drawn, and their backstories are interesting... It really is a sweet romance, and a fitting addition to the Westcott series.”—All About Romance

Someone to Romance

“Pitch-perfect…a riveting, fast-paced narrative…Regency fans will be delighted.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
 
“This is a love story that earns the name on every level, not just for the love the hero and heroine find but also for the love you'll feel for everyone involved by the time you reach the final page.”—BookPage, starred review
 
“Mary Balogh does a wonderful job of balancing the romantic spark with stellar storytelling and character development.”—Fresh Fiction
 
Someone to Romance was another engaging, heartwarming, and slightly spicy Regency romance from Mary Balogh, an author who writes such stories so well.”—Austenprose

Someone to Remember

"Wistful yet hopeful, the story is a needed addition to a genre that usually celebrates the romances of younger protagonists."—Kirkus Reviews 

"…A charming novel, slowly paced and sweet, perfectly reflecting the gentle middle-aged woman at its center."—Shelf Awareness

Someone to Trust


“The balance between sweet and bitter produces a complex and winning love story.”—Publishers Weekly

“The sheer perfection of Balogh’s prose in the fifth superbly written installment in the Westcott series marries her rare gift for crafting realistically nuanced characters to produce another radiant Regency historical romance by one of the genre’s most resplendent writers.”—Booklist, starred review

“With tenderness, humor, and infinite finesse, Balogh turns the classic younger woman/older man pairing on its well-worn ear in another sigh-worthy [novel] that readers are sure to savor.”—Library Journal, starred review

“The quiet, authentic intensity of the characters’ emotions is a hallmark of Balogh’s work, and it is a pleasure to experience each heart-wringing moment in this romance made for warming a winter night.”—BookPage

Someone to Care

“A love story nearly perfect in every way.”—Booklist, starred review

“A story that is searing in its insight, as comforting as a hug, and a brilliant addition to this series. Another gem from a master of the art.”—Library Journal, starred review

Someone to Wed

“With her signature voice and steady pace, Balogh crafts a thoughtful, sweet Regency-era love story to follow Someone to Hold.”—Publishers Weekly

“Balogh’s delightful ugly duckling tale may be the nonpareil Regency romance of the season.”—Booklist, starred review


Product Details
ISBN: 9780593201213
ISBN-10: 0593201213
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: June 29th, 2021
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: The Westcott Series