Good readAbout overcoming feelings of inadequacy after a bad childhood and starting a new marriage with a wonderful doctor The H always being supportive and loving. An enjoyable read. SPOILERS Not many, but they re there..Nineteen year old Abigail Barrow is brought to Dr Simon Abbott s home, by a solicitor hired by her father before his death His choices are to either marry Abigail and take on her father s extensive debt, or, by proxy, have Abigail sent to the workhouse to pay off her father s debt over her entire most likely, short lifetime Simon s decision is made when he really LOOKS at Abigail and sees how and what she really is, and how a marriage to someone lik SPOILERS Not many, but they re there..Nineteen year old Abigail Barrow is brought to Dr Simon Abbott s home, by a solicitor hired by her father before his death His choices are to either marry Abigail and take on her father s extensive debt, or, by proxy, have Abigail sent to the workhouse to pay off her father s debt over her entire most likely, short lifetime Simon s decision is made when he really LOOKS at Abigail and sees how and what she really is, and how a marriage to someone like her would differ from the woman that his aunt wants him to marry.so his decision is made.I have a small confession the arranged forced marriage trope is probably one of my favorites I always have found it interesting, especially on a historical level what women have had to go through in order to survive and to be happy While men hadof a choice, women were at their mercy, and it was up to them to try and make something out of nothing.One of my favorite parts about this 3.5 starsI liked this one a LOTthan I thought I would The beginning with the heroine s comments really put me off Also the public spanking and the comments of the lawyer So I m glad I pushed forward The side story w Typically Victorian age play can be harsh, but I did not find this one to be so I loved the romantic and sweet way this story played out Abigail has had such a hard life and when her father dies she thinks things are only going to get worse but surprisingly she is wrong Wrong in the best possible way as she gains a new guardian, Simon, who is smitten by her from their first meeting Their romance starts off unexpectedly and Abigail is against it but as time and circumstances change and develo Typically Victorian age play can be harsh, but I did not find this one to Really enjoyed this one, liked how Abigail could be big and little and Simon is so determined not to settle for what his aunt and society expect.Totally five star Aubrey Anderson s review. Very sweet story I was glad to see Abigail overcome her bouts of inadequacy Simon was the perfect husband papa He was dominant, but super loving. 3.5 stars Great historical age play Not as harsh as some. Dr Simon Abbott knows that everyone is waiting with baited breath for him to choose a wife She will no doubt be a young lady of high social standing from a respectable family Problem is, sociaty s idea of the perfect wife a polite perfect hostess thats only willing to talk about the weather and have sex just to bare children, makes Abbott want to cringe With the introduction of Abigail Barrow, Abbott quickly r After The Death Of Her Deeply Indebted Father, Nineteen Year Old Abigail Barrow Faces A Hard Future In The Workhouses Of Nineteenth Century London Her Only Hope Lies In A Marriage To Dr Simon Abbott, A Man Whose Life Her Father Once Saved While They Both Served In Her Majesty S Navy But With No Education And No Dowry, She Can Hardly Expect The Esteemed Doctor To Agree To The Match, Especially When Her Sharp Tongue Earns Her A Trip Over His Knee For A Humiliating Bare Bottom Spanking During Their Very First Meeting The Reserved Dr Abbott Has Long Avoided Marriage, Knowing That What He Seeks In A Wife Is Not Easy To Find Abigail S Response To His Firm Chastisement Convinces Him That She Is Just The Woman He Needs, But She Will Require Training To Be A Properly Submissive Wife, And Thus Before He Makes Her His Bride He Decides To Bring Her Into His Home As His Ward On Her First Day In Simon S Home, Abigail Finds Herself Stripped Naked, Bathed Like A Child, And Then Dressed In Clothing Befitting A Little Girl Worse Still, Her Failure To Obey Her New Guardian Promptly Results In A Swift And Painful Punishment Applied To Her Bare Backside Yet Simon S Strict Discipline Is Accompanied By Gentle, Loving Care, And As The Days Pass His Intimate Attentions Awaken A Powerful Need Within Her When She Lies On The Doctor S Exam Table, Exposed, Vulnerable, And Blushing Crimson, Abigail Cannot Help Aching For Him To Claim Her But Can There Be A Permanent Place For Her In Simon S Life As Both His Wife And His Little Ward Publisher S Note The Doctor S Little Ward Is An Erotic Romance Novel That Includes Spankings, Sexual Scenes, Age Play, Medical Play, Anal Play, And If Such Material Offends You, Please Don T Buy This Book.