Someone to Love (Westcott #1) by Mary Balogh

Someone To Love (A Westcott Novel) - Mary Balogh

Anna Snow grew up in an orphanage in Bath knowing nothing of the family she came from. Now she discovers that the late Earl of Riverdale was her father and that she has inherited his fortune. She is also overjoyed to learn she has siblings.


However, they want nothing to do with her or her attempts to share her new wealth. But the new earl’s guardian is interested in Anna…

Avery Archer, Duke of Netherby, keeps others at a distance. Yet something prompts him to aid Anna in her transition from orphan to lady.


As London society and her newfound relatives threaten to overwhelm Anna, Avery steps in to rescue her and finds himself vulnerable to feelings and desires he has hidden so well and for so long.






A search for identity and sense of belonging sets off a series of events. Someone to Love is fantastic and a total win.

Someone to Love struck me on a personal level because there is a lot of going after what you want vs what you need and trying to go after it while trying to uncover the past as it collides with the present.

I love the sort of flashback/ letter inserts and personal thoughts of the cast that Balogh brings to the table which are great.

I liked Anna as a person because she stood for herself and no other as her priority. She had her vulnerable points but she was also strong too. Example the thoughts she has before she's placed in front of the audience. She has confidence in herself but she doesn't toot her own horn or drip over confidence in her abilities or milk it for what its worth in the moment. She feels, processes and moves on.

She accepts that its different thinking you got what it takes and realizes that its different once you're on the stage on your way to having to prove yourself.

There were a few character and plot holes I wasn't entirely sure of, I felt Someone To Love was more of a personal exploration then a romantic one but there is a soft love kind of tale in there as well.

I enjoyed seeing Anna see herself in a new night and how well love complimented her nature. It was a beautiful read from beginning to end.




































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