This as you may or may not know, is the sequel to Sixpence Bride. Well I say sequel but it is in actual fact the story of Nelwina Honeycutt, the woman who swapped places with Jocelyn Tanner in Sixpence Bride.
As Jocelyn was transported to the year 1797, Nelwina finds herself in present day. She is, as Jocelyn was, the bride in the travel agency's bride auction. The delightful Adam is the lovely groom to be here, in Sixpence Bride he is the gorgeous man on the tour bus who delighted in Jocelyn's dismay.
Anyhoo, Adam finds himself responsible for Nelwina since it was kinda his fault that she fell and bumped her head at the auction. He's recently gained an inheritance whereby he finds himself the new Lord Spenceworth. Unchanged by his new title though, he strives to bring Spenceworth Manor back to it's regal self.
Nelwina is at a loss however, she finds it quite unnerving that people now travel by automated vehicles which require no horses, that there are huge noisy birds in the sky and that hot water now comes directly from a 'spigot' simply at a twist of the hand! She finds herself very much at home however at Spenceworth since she grew up there as help to her mother's seamstress job.
Enter Sophia, Adam's sprightly mother. She believes in palm readers and past lives etc and so she believes Nelwina's story. She's very understanding and tries to convince Adam of the fact, to no avail. Adam just believes that the bump to Nelwina's head is to blame for all the confusion. Why else would she insist on being called by another name, not remember who she really is or where she came from?
There's soon a strong attraction that builds into a lovely romance between the two and a side line aswell which finds Jocelyn's slimy ex-fiance trying to get his hands on Nelwina/Jocelyn.
This was as much fun to read as it's predecessor and I don't think it's necessary to read them in any particular order either. They are both books which stand well on their own merit story wise. I'm now re-reading Sixpence Bride as I don't want to be rid of these delightful characters just yet.
If you're a fan of time travel romance or even if you're just thinking about trying it out, I suggest these fun titles to begin with. They're very easy to read, fun to be a part of and very unputdownable!