Beloved is historical fiction set in the 1900s. Diana is about to announce her engagement when her husband turns up very unexpectedly. Her husband, Tyson Applegate is the son of a very wealthy mining mogul. He left her and his family years before to travel the world, eventually ending up fighting in Cuba with the Rough Riders. He's been presumed dead, a result of a battle. But on the eve of Diana's engagement, he returns. He's a changed man, but it may take time for him to prove it to Diana.
I liked the time period of the historical setting in this book. I enjoyed the characters of Diana and Tyson. The story was interesting and kept me reading. I liked the different approach to a romance- married couple, estranged, now reconciling with each other.
There wasn't anything particularly fascinating or deep here. And there were some things that happened that I just felt were choppy- especially toward the end of the story. It seemed as if some elements were going to be developed more, but the development ended abruptly.
I read this book mostly in one day as I spent lots of time riding in the car. It was perfect for a long day's reading. It was a simple, easy read and was enjoyable but not very deep.
I give this one 4 stars and a PG for content.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.