A moment's impetuous decision has lasting consequences for Philip Lyonbridge, who chooses to go to war rather than wed the woman he helped escape from marriage to his brother. The fateful choice he makes leaves Isabella to face consequences of her own in Kate Huntington's Regency delight, A Hero's Homecoming. Overcoming his reputation as a coward and wastrel will take more than heroic war exploits, but Philip's greatest challenge awaits as Isabella contemplates marrying him for the sake of their son, Jamie. It'll be no love match, she vows, even as Philip sets upon a courtship campaign determined to overcome her resistance. Kate Huntington's sparkling tale brings to life an era of mannered sensibilities and a hero's wanderlust tamed by the home fires of true love. Sandy Huseby reviews from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota, and lakeside in northern Minnesota.