"Annabel closed her eyes as dismay, regret and guilt rushed through her. She had beggared her husband and their people with that thoughtless move. Dear God, why did she have to be such a failure at everything?"
Umm, I don't know... maybe because you're dumber than a rock?! *SMH*
In my defense, I used to love Lynsay Sands' historical romances. Not sure what happened but this was over the top ridiculous. So much so that it wasn't even funny. The characters were either extremely dumb or extremely evil, no balance whatsoever. *sigh*
I'm also a glutton for punishment so I'm gonna give book 2 a try and see if this was a fluke and if the series gets better or not.