The Auspicious Troubles of Love: Book 2 | Sequel to The Auspicious Troubles of Chance
Eight years after leaving the deserts of Africa and the French Foreign Legion behind, Jonathan Wolfe has settled into life at Hawthorne Manor in the English countryside. Johnnie helps his adopted family run the manor and provide a safe, loving home for a new generation of “brats”: boys mistreated and discarded for their homosexuality—something all too familiar to Johnnie.
Although no longer an unruly youngster, Johnnie is as stubborn, foul-mouthed, and troublesome as ever. His recent rash behavior becomes a concern for those closest to him, especially Dr. Henry Young, the only man ever to capture Johnnie’s heart. Instead of soothing him, their closeness brings Johnnie’s insecurities from an unsettling past to the surface, and leads to an explosive situation that threatens to tear them apart. Then Henry’s past catches up to them….
Charlie Cochet places you in that time machine and deftly sets you wandering through this story that not only plucks at your heartstrings but does a good bit of tugging at them too.
~ The Novel Approach | Read the full review here
I enjoyed this book… how love can heal nightmarish pasts they have a place in the story. I am enjoying this series and this book was not a disappointment. I’m looking forward to the next story.
~ Mrs. Condit & Friends| Read the full review here.
I really am just enthralled with this series. Cochet really is the master of historicals in this time period and she captures the details and setting just so well and so naturally. I love the way Cochet has transitioned us from wartime to this new family and life at Hawthorne Manor. The characters are all so fascinating, and the dynamic she has created between them is wonderful.
~ Joyfully Jay | Read the full review here.
If you have read Cochet’s stories before, you know she has a really lovely, fluid writing style. The author’s affection for her characters comes clearly through the pages. .. a lovely, gentle read. I enjoyed Johnnie and Henry’s story, I loved revisiting Chance and Jacky and I really, really want to read more about “brats” and, I think, that is the best recommendation I can give to any story.
~ Reviews by Jessewave | Read the full review here.
Goodreads M/M Romance Member’s Choice Awards Nominee 2014 – Best Historical
Goodreads M/M Romance Member’s Choice Awards Nominee 2013 – Best Historical
Goodreads M/M Romance Member’s Choice Awards Nominee 2013 – Best Title
Favorite Historical – Lisa | The Novel Approach
The Auspicious Troubles of Chance (The Auspicious Troubles of Love, Book 1)
Love in Bloom (A Chance and Jacky Valentine’s Day Special)
The Impetuous Afflictions of Jonathan Wolfe (The Auspicious Troubles of Love, Book 2)
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