| My review is based on professional editing points. It is meant to be honest, encouraging, and respectful in accordance with WDC guidelines.
Lady Elizabeth hires a physical therapist to help her with her spinal problem.
WHAT I LIKED
I thought the story offered a nice twist with the heroine being a physical therapist. It's not something I usually see with the genre. I thought the hero was spot on!
This is told in the third person limited by Ann. Good job with narration. Past tense is used appropriately.
There's a good blend of dialogue and narration. I might suggest a minor edit for dialogue tags. Only use "he said or she said" to identify the speaker. Use an "action" tag when speaking. For example, as written: "Thank you with the arrangements," he said warmly, taking her hand. A wave of joy washed over her.
My suggestion: "Thank you with the arrangements." Clayton wrapped his warm hand around Ann's. Her heart raced.
There's enough to set the scenes, but this is something that could be expanded on. I might suggest tapping into the 5 senses, smell and touch to put the reader into the scene. The use of flowers and meaning would do well here.
TIME: the past
This is something that could be a tad more clarified for the reader. Is it the Regency period or perhaps the Victorican era?
There's enough here to understand her motivations. She's very warmhearted and giving, perfect traits for her line of work.
I might suggest a minor edit for punctuation.
Suggestion as mentioned above. My other suggestion concerns voice. "Liz" is a much more modern way to say "Elizabeth," and it was slightly jaring for me as a reader, as it would take me out of the time period. I might suggest using "Elizabeth," or "Beth," but after Lady Elizabeth gave permission. Word count was listed in accordance with the rules. Good luck in the Bard's Hall contest.