Author: Rachel L. Hamm
Format: kindle edition
Pages: 254 pages
Release date: 17th June 2014
Publisher: Pick Up A Pen Books
In a world where everyone is assigned a lifemate at birth by the Gods, thirty year-old Honor is still looking for hers. When her new boss, Sedric, points out that her mate probably died before they met, Honor embarks on a quest for closure. She needs to know who her mate was and what he was like so she can move on with her life.
Sedric is determined to help Honor, because he understands the emptiness she’s feeling. As they search for Honor’s lifemate and get to know each other, they start to wonder if the only kind of love is that which is fated and if there really is only one person for everyone.
Honor’s Lark is Rachel Hamm’s second novel. I was so happy when I received a digital review copy because I loved her debut novel Twenty-Five so much. You can read my review here. I was very excited when I finally had the time to start reading it. I also was kind of nervous and a little bit scared. I had high expectations. Many thoughts were spinning around my head. Will it be as good as the first one? Do I have too high expectations? What will I do when I’m disappointed? I can tell you, I wasn’t disappointed. The novel didn’t hit me like Twenty-Five but I enjoyed reading Honor’s story very much.
Your typical romance love story goes like this: woman meets man, they fall in love, there is a twist towards the end, then they life their happy ever after. End of story. Honor’s Lark is not like that at all. It’s such an unique story. I have never read anything similar to it. It’s actually very difficult to categorize it in any way. It’s a bit of romance, a bit of fantasy but so realistic to our own world though.
Honor Sandavol lives in a world where parents called lifegivers and Gods control your romantic fate by larks. Usually you find your lifemate between the age of 18 and 25. Honor is 30 now and has yet to find her lifemate. That makes her very frustrated, selfish and jealous of everyone around her who has found his/her lifemate yet. Honor works at Taylor & James Consulting and is a team-building specialist. When Sedric Eckland starts his job as her new boss, he recognizes Honor’s unhappiness. They get to know each other and talk about Honor’s lark. Sedric thinks Honor’s lifemate died before they could find each other. He offers to help her to find what she’s looking for. To introduce Sedric to his new work, they travel around the country for business meetings. In the evenings they spend their time in libraries for looking after her lost lifemate. As they spend more and more time together, they come closer.
In the beginning it was a bit hard for me to like Honors because she was such a bitter person but her sarcasm and saying always what she thought were very refreshing. I loved reading about her development from the first until the last page. She learns about her lifemate, comes to new conclusions about larks, friendship. love, and happiness. What I really liked about Hornor was that she has such a strong bond to her family and knows how important they are. Sedric is a wonderful character. I loved how he supported Honor in every way. Rachel is writing a sequel to Honor’s Lark in which she will tell us Sedric’s story. I can’t wait to read that!
There are so many things which gave a special touch to the story. Honor being the Dessert Fairy and all those mini plots within the storyline. Rachel has written a wonderfully, very well developed novel about finding love.