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Reviewed by Trudi LoPreto for Readers' Favorite
Two sisters, Marie and Lydia, and one man, Lord Nathan, in love with one and engaged to the other is the storyline of True Love is a Durable Fire. Nathan and Lydia are planning their wedding, which is to take place soon, but neither is truly in love with the other. However, it had been arranged by their parents and they must go through with it. Marie is the quiet 'behind the scenes' sister that no one could ever love until one day, by chance, she meets Nathan and very quickly the two fall in love. Sneak meetings and heartache follow them but how can Marie ever hurt her sister and how can Nathan ever fight his demanding father. The wedding is set to take place and the show must go on ... or is it possible to follow your heart?
True Love is a Durable Fire must be read to find out the twists, turns, and answers in this very well-written historical romance. Julie Hodgson is a very talented author who made the story come alive and the characters very real. It is impossible not to feel the pain between Nathan and Marie and the unattainable love they share, while Lydia was too busy shopping and socializing with her friends to have a clue about what was happening. True Love is a Durable Fire kept me reading and ignoring my chores and bedtime, it is that good. In addition to being a great story, it has all the makings of a Hallmark movie. I urge you not to pass this one up – it is definitely a winner!