Once upon a time I didn’t think I could enjoy a new Julie Klassen book any more than her previous releases, then Lady Maybe came along. After I finished this book I wanted to immediately re-read it. To go back to Regency England, to follow the characters, to enjoy it all over again!
One final cry…“God almighty, help us!” and suddenly her world shifted violently, until a blinding collision scattered her mind and shook her bones. Then, the pain. The freezing water. And as all sensation drifted away, a hand reached for hers, before all faded into darkness…
Now she has awakened as though from some strange, suffocating dream in a warm and welcoming room she has never seen before, and tended to by kind, unfamiliar faces. But not all has been swept away. She recalls fragments of the accident. She remembers a baby. And a ring on her finger reminds her of a lie.
But most of all, there is a secret. And in this house of strangers she can trust no one but herself to keep it.
A few pages into this book and “bam!” a curveball was thrown. One of those that causes the reader to sit up a little bit straighter, maybe even rub their hands together and say “alright then! Let’s do this!” I get why the description is a bit vague, because this book is a delightful mix of surprises.
Throughout the book there were many thoughts, including (but not limited to):
- “Say wha???”
- “Hold up!”
- “Oh no she didn’t…”
- “Can’t say I saw that coming.”
- “Wait, did I read that right?”
- “Le sigh….”
I can say that without a doubt this book was not what I expected, but that made it all the more entertaining and captivating. I would love to say more about specific characters, but I shall refrain! Sneaky…sneaky…right? But I don’t want to ruin plot lines or anything like that, so just read it Internet! But I promise the plot is intriguing. I appreciated honest and real life characters who struggle with decisions made, the consequences and the changes.
If you love Regency England books, are a fan of Julie Klassen or love reading : ), then I recommend this book!
What’s the last book you read that wasn’t what you expected?
(Thank you to the author for a copy of the book!)
And surprise! I’m giving away the ARC I received (you can thank pre-order ; ), so be sure to enter below!