Lilith Chambers’ quiet life as a parish midwife shatters when the brother thought responsible for her death discovers she’s alive and well.
Having been raised in an orphanage, she has few memories of her real parentage or the circumstances of her disappearance from the life she ought to have. As she reorients herself in a new life, she meets the one man she can’t have.
Walter Hobbs, Baron Collingwood, is struggling to assume the mantle of his untimely inheritance. Then he meets Lilith Chambers, the long-lost daughter of the 15th Earl of Roddam. He is struck by love at first sight. She is everything he could ever want in a woman, except for two inconveniences: she is illegitimate, and she wants nothing to do with him.
This is the love story of Walter and Lilith as they discover themselves through each other.
I am a fan of first person POV, when it’s done right. Paullett does it more than right, she pulls it off with such finesse. Her characters live and breathe quite realistically, the scene setting is wonderful, the action is plentiful. The dialogue, oh the dialogue; it is so witty at times and dripping with sarcasm at other times. The little things, food, flowers, weather, everything works together to make the world come alive. All in all, the story is so enthralling. I award “The Baron and The Enchantress” a score of 5 stars! It’s so good! – Mark Schult
I love the chemistry between these two people, but Lilith unwillingness to change destroys the relationship between Walter and herself. Fortunately, Lilith will be forced to change her life, and she does it with the help of her brother. After Lilith leaves Walter, he changes and follows his dream of opening an orphanage and hospital. His relationship with Lilith changed him and made him want to be a responsible Baron. This story is about courage and grabbing on to your dream and reaching for the impossible. I loved the characters and the beautiful settings. The story writes itself as the characters act and make decisions according to life’s bends and twists. – Danielle Carpenter
Overall, I found the book easy to pick up and hard to put down. There’s little to complain about – while the omniscient narration does focus a lot on characters’ thoughts and motivations that could otherwise be shown through action or dialogue, it makes up for it with splendidly lush description of the sights and sounds of its setting. For fans of historical romance, especially those who favor dramas of class and strong-willed protagonists, I recommend it wholeheartedly. – Ariel G