fortius quam fraternitas nullum est vinculum
Dumped and jobless, Gwendolyn Ashby sets off to Chicago to start a new life but an unexpected detour to The Marshal School changed everything. Teaching English literature to highly intelligent students and meeting the enigmatic Headmaster Edwin Yorke was like a dream come true for Gwen but there is something amiss in the school grounds. There was The Bride, Miss Muir’s departure, Edwin himself and the very school. There were so much secrets flowing around, could Gwen bear to stay when everything’s been said and done?
“If he was a king and the students his knights, surely he could use a lady in his court.”
I adore how this book showed loyalty, brotherhood, compassion and love in its purest form. I didn’t expect this book to pack so much feels. It was like a hit that keeps on coming. It was not just Gwen and Edwin’s love story that readers should watch out for. This book is so much more than a love story. It is a story of finding love, forgiveness, redemption and new beginnings in unexpected ways.
I’ve guess the mysteries happening in the school but it didn’t dampen the feelings. I kept on wishing that I was wrong because it just hurts so much. I couldn’t stop crying once everything’s out in the open. I cried for Gwen, Headmaster Yorke, Laird, Christopher, Samuel and all the others. I was truly expecting a HEA and would’ve caused a riot if Headmaster Yorke and the boys were depraved of that. Everything that happened in the past was just so sad. I find the ending a bit bittersweet. I can’t help but think of the what-ifs. What if Gwen chose a different path and decided to go to that school? Endless possibilities. Still, I loved it. It started with a tragedy that somehow ended beautifully.
Read: July 29, 2016
Rating: 5 Stars