Ruined & Redeemed - The Earl's Fallen Wife (#5 Love's Second Chance Series) - Bree Wolf

Ruined & Redeemed - The Earl's Fallen Wife (#5 Love's Second Chance Series)

By Bree Wolf

  • Release Date: 2017-06-22
  • Genre: Historical
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 26 Ratings)


She was the victim of a heinous crime.
Then, she sought revenge.
He seeks to punish his father
And finds more than he bargained for.

Once Lady Charlotte Frampton had been a young debutante, hoping to find a husband who would win her heart. Then, one night shattered everything and turned her life into a nightmare and herself into a monster.

Determined to leave her past behind, she buries Lady Charlotte and becomes Lotte, the temporary companion to a Viscount’s younger sister.
Everything seems to take a turn for the better until the Viscount’s best friend visits and makes her an offer.

Sebastian Campbell, only son to the Earl of Weston, will never forgive himself. During his grand tour on the continent, his father, driven by the desire to increase the family’s standing in society, forced Sebastian’s younger sister, Victoria, into a miserable marriage that threatens not only her happiness but her life as well.

Haunted by guilt, Sebastian seeks to punish his father wherever possible. So when he meets ‘Lotte’, she seems the answer to his prayers. Marriage to an unsuitable woman would just put his father where he belonged: in an early grave.

While Charlotte finds that her past is not as dead as she’d hoped, Sebastian realises that protecting his sister might be more important than punishing his father. Does love have any chance at all to blossom under these circumstances? Or is it the worst times in our lives that bring out the best in us?

*Although certain characters appear in multiple books, 'Ruined & Redeemed - The Earl's Fallen Wife' can be read as a stand-alone. However, in order to avoid spoilers, I'd advise against reading them out of order.

Love's Second Chance Series

#1 Forgotten & Remembered - The Duke's Late Wife
#2 Cursed & Cherished - The Duke's Wilful Wife
#3 Despised & Desired - The Marquess' Passionate Wife
#4 Abandoned & Protected - The Marquis' Tenacious Wife
#5 Ruined & Redeemed - The Earl's Fallen Wife
#6 Betrayed & Blessed - The Viscount's Shrewd Wife
#7 Deceived & Honoured - The Baron’s Vexing Wife (Coming April 24, 2018)
#7.5 Sacrificed & Reclaimed - The Soldier's Daring Widow (Coming May 29, 2018)

More to follow!

A Forbidden Love Novella Series

#1 The Wrong Brother
#2 A Brilliant Rose
#3 The Forgotten Wife
#4 An Unwelcome Proposal
#5 Rules to Be Broken
#6 Hearts to Be Mended
#7 Winning her Hand (Coming July 10, 2018)

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  • wonderful story

    Author Bree Wolf created an intensely emotional book in Ruined and Redeemed. I don't think I have ever felt so sorry for anyone as I did Charlotte. From Wolf's vivid writing, I felt Charlotte's guilt, pain, fear, and absolute devastation. Wolf's insightful story-line revealed the harm emotional and physical trauma can cause to our mental health; resulting in the person becoming someone they do not recognize as them-self. As Bree Wolf developed Charlotte's character, I found myself in tears. As Wolf brought Charlotte from the abyss she had lived in for three years, she is like the Phoenix rising from the ashes; maturing her from a soul shattered replica of living to a woman of value. Will Charlotte find redemption? Sebastian's a man possessed by guilt, hatred, and resentment towards his father. Wolf skillfully developed Sebastian from single-minded vengeance to a man determined Charlotte will live life again; without fear and terror her constant companions. While at the same time he must protect his sister, Victoria, and find a solution to her situation. Bree Wolf created a fine hero in Sebastian; a good, trust-worthy, patient man, willing to protect his family at all costs. Don't we all need a Sebastian in our life? Victoria's married to a monster without morals or honor; desperately unhappy, she lives day-to-day with the horror of her life. Upon meeting Charlotte, they immediately formed a bond; Wolf created life situations for Victoria and Charlotte characters which they recognize are similar; as Victoria stated: only someone who has been there can relate. With many plot threads to bring together, Wolfe skillfully wove all the threads together to form a solid novel. She filled Ruined And Redeemed with hurt, anger, determination, devastating situations, family dynamics, redemption, and of course, sweet clean romance. I found her writing clear and easy to follow with well-developed characters. The pacing perfect for the length of the book and the story-line will grab your heart-strings. I loved this book and would not hesitate to buy this book for myself or a friend. I closed Ruined And Redeemed with a sigh of satisfaction for a day spent in reading pleasure.
  • Heartbreak and Healing

    By Peg1951
    Ruined and Redeemed has an intensely emotional plot that holds the reader’s attention start to finish. The characters are well developed and realistic. Their actions and interactions are believable. They are portrayed as flawed and damaged, yet strong and resilient. Charlotte, our heroine, has been ruined, rescued from the scoundrel, lost her betrothed, unintentionally killed a man, and nearly died in an asylum fire. Sebastian, our hero, and his sister Victoria were raised in a home with an arrogant tyrant of a father, who arranged a marriage between Victoria and a despicable man while Sebastian was on the continent. Victoria is miserable. All of this tragedy and the consequences that go with it were at the hands of one vile, manipulative, social climbing demon of a man. All of the characters in the story have been affected by his misdeeds. As it says in the story they are “heartbroken, inconsolable, and close to despair.” Fortunately, among them are people who not only share the feelings, but also understand them. The path to healing is long and hard. There is love and, hopefully, given time, the healing will come. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book.