Mercy's Embrace So Lively A Chase by Laura Hile

Title: Mercy’s Embrace: So Lively A Chase.
Author: Laura Hile
Publisher: Wytherngate Press
Publication Date: November 25, 2009
Paperback, 214 pages
ISBN-10: 0-9728529-8-0

Twelve-thousand a year and an extensive estate can gild a sow's ear, or so Elizabeth Elliot has always supposed. But now that she's fallen for the dashing Patrick Gill, Elizabeth is almost ready to give up Mr. Rushworth's fortune. Painfully aware of her bruised pride and vulnerable heart, Elizabeth can only despise herself for loving so common a man. But it has never occurred to her that darling Mr. Gill guards a secret of his own--and that he might be responsible for her father's disappearance. So Lively a Chase is book 2 of Laura Hile's delightful series Mercy's Embrace: Elizabeth Elliot's story base on Jane Austen's Persuasion

This is the second part of a three part novel. Incase you missed my review of Book One So Rough A Course check it out here. I really enjoyed the second book. The story keeps getting better and better. Elizabeth Elliot has grown on me. Her character is growing and changing into a likeable heroine despite her world falling apart around her. Patrick Gill reminds me of a cross between Mr. Darcy and George Wickham or Col. Brandon and Willoughby. He’s the perfect mix of gentleman with a hint of wickedness to him. I really like the chemistry Elizabeth and Mr. Gill share. I can’t express enough what a wonderful job Laura Hile did with this story. If you like Jane Austen inspired stories I recommend you give this a try. You will not be disappointed.

* I received the Mercy's Embrace trilogy form Wytherngate Press for review purposes. This is no way influenced my review.
**picture and summary taken from Goodreads