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Published: September 13, 2016
Number of pages: 416
Genre: Historical Fiction
Series: Ladies of the Manor #3
Synopsis:Lady Ella Myerston can always find a reason to smile--even if it's just in hope that tomorrow will be better than today. All her life everyone has tried to protect her from the realities of the world, but Ella knows very well the danger that has haunted her brother and their friend, and she won't wait for it to strike again. She intends to take action . . . and if that happens to involve an adventurous trip to the Cotswolds, then so much the better.
Lord Cayton has already broken two hearts, including that of his first wife, who died before he could convince himself to love her. Now he's determined to live a better life. But that proves complicated when old friends arrive on the scene and try to threaten him into a life of crime. He does his best to remove the intriguing Lady Ella from danger, but the stubborn girl won't budge. How else can he redeem himself, though, but by saving her--and his daughter--from those dangerous people who seem ready to destroy them all?
What did I think of this book:
I have to agree that Roseanna is becoming one of the top Edwardian authors out there. This is the last book in the Ladies of the Manor series and I for one will be sad to see it end. I have come to love the characters in each of the books. It is nice when you can read a book that has a little adventure, a little humor and a little romance all tied up into one little package. It makes the book that much more enjoyable. Something I always like about Roseanna's books is that she does a great job with the details. You can really feel and see all of the scenes as well as the emotions the characters are going through. Even though Lord Cayton may have had some trouble in his past I still felt bad for him. Here he wanted to try and turn his life around and trouble seems to follow him. Lady Ella is someone we would all like to be a strong woman who would do anything to save her family from danger. So when the two of these characters meet you know it has to be fate that brought them together. It was nice to watch there relationship blossom. One more thing I liked how each of the characters from the previous books were included in this story. It was like visiting old friends. Since this is the third book in this series I would suggest reading them in order as the mystery continues through each of them. Book 1: The Lost Heiress and Book 2: The Reluctant Duchess. This is a must read series.
About the author:Roseanna M. White pens her novels beneath her Betsy Ross flag, with her Jane Austen action figure watching over her. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two children, editing and designing, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna has a slew of historical novels available, ranging from biblical fiction to American-set romances to her new British series. She lives with her family in West Virginia. Learn more at www.RoseannaMWhite.com