Blind since birth, Lady Fortuna Morley never expects to
marry. She plans to live with her beloved cousin, Leticia,
and live a life of independence. Things change when Lord
Granville appears to court her youngest cousin, Juliana, and
brings his friend, Reverend Richard Hammond. Suddenly Letty
seems to be changing her views on marriage, and Lord
Granville seems determined to enrage Fortuna at every turn.
Unwilling to let the man get the upper hand, she sets
herself against his marriage to Juliana. Unfortunately,
events, and her emotions, soon spin out of control.
Charles Lowden, Marquess of Granville, plans to marry
Juliana for convenience’s sake only. He’s annoyed when Lady
Fortuna Morley takes an instant dislike to him, and insults
her without knowing she is blind. He decides to apologize,
but even that doesn’t go well. Charles is attracted to
Fortuna against his will, but still believes marrying
Juliana would be best. Can he charm Fortuna into approving
Blind Fortune combines several of my favorite
things into one book: a tough heroine with a challenge
(blindness), an emotionally damaged hero, and secondary
characters with their own agendas. I was caught up in the
story from the very beginning. I enjoyed Joanna Waugh’s
writing, and the storyline kept me interested throughout.
This isn’t to say I didn’t get frustrated with it, because I
did. Charles came off as an insufferable jerk at first.
Sometimes Fortuna’s stubbornness bordered on annoying as
well. The love/hate relationship was a bit too skewed
toward the hate side at first. That said, Blind
Fortune had secondary characters I could root for
(Leticia and Richard), some excellent sensual scenes, and
several major conflicts I really wanted to see Fortuna and
Charles overcome. Fans of love/hate relationships, flawed
characters, and historical novels will be sure to enjoy
Blind Fortune, just as I did.