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. Read more...
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?
- ISBN-13: 9780764213526
- ISBN-10: 0764213520
- Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
- Publish Date: September 2016
- Page Count: 408
- Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 1.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds
Series: Ladies of the Manor
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-07-18
- Reviewer: Staff
Even in the world of Edwardian England nobility, rank and wealth do not preclude love, faith, and nobility of character. Tired of being underestimated and overprotected, Lady Ella determines to discover the origins of the cursed red diamonds—the Fire Eyes—that have caused the duke (her brother) and their friends so much trouble since they acquired the striking jewels. Her efforts to protect them from those who would kill for the jewels are complicated by the handsome and newly reformed Lord Cayton, who is being pressured by his old friend Lord Rushworth to return to his former dishonest ways—and to use his friendship with Ella’s family to steal the Fire Eyes for Rushworth. Cayton’s guilt over his past hinders his burgeoning relationship with Ella, but their mutual desire to keep their loved ones safe unites them in purpose and faith. Though the book works as a standalone, reading it as part of the entire Ladies of the Manor trilogy will provide more context and elicit deeper affection for the characters. This conclusion to White’s (The Reluctant Duchess) Downtonesque drama will delight readers and sadden fans who have grown attached to such engaging, lovable characters. Agent: Karen Ball, The Steve Laube Agency (Sept.)