Windemere Hall, Catherine Lloyd

I really, really enjoyed this (You can buy the complete novel or the serialized three parts). It reminded me of everything I love about Jane Eyre, but with an extra frisson of eroticism.

I LOVE this heroine, who is both vulnerable and has reserves of inner strength, like Jane Eyre, and I loved this hero (reminiscent of both Heathcliff and Rochester) because Lloyd so compelling presents his yearning to love and be loved that all human beings share. Too often a Romance author will convince me that the hero desires the heroine physically--and may even throw in a good deal of language about love--but Lloyd convinces me her men love, that their hearts will break, are breaking, and I can't help but root for these people to find each other.