This delightful story is Nathanial and Charlaine's romance. Nathanial is so broken after his engagement to Abigail is ended by her giving his engagement ring to another man. Nathanial travels from Boston to England for his twin brother's wedding celebration. While at the party at Pembroke, Nathanial is introduced to Charlaine, Pierces ward. Charlaine is a free spirit and kind and compassionate to everyone. When she sees Nathanials pain, she reaches out to him and tells him she will be a true friend to him, no strings attached. Nathanial teaches Charlaine to dance and she teaches him how to enjoy life again and to learn to trust.
A wicked witch, actually a confused and thoughtless ex-fiancé, has turned Nathaniel into a frog. He has hopped across the pond to escape the pain of the broken engagement. Charlaine has lost her family in Jamaica to illness has come to England to be with family friends. They are both somewhat lost and in need of a friend.
This is a cute, heartwarming rendition of the frog to prince fairytale. Nathaniel is wary of becoming too close. Charlaine is a kind happy person, full of life, and is determined to change this frog into her prince. There are lots of friends and family to nudge the couple toward a happy ending. The flower girls are adorable. Of course, we all know that fairytales end in happily ever after. I enjoyed and recommend this story and the Happy Ever Regency series. I do wonder where Emma is going in such a hurry, and why is Lord Ashhaven holding her shoe?