Happy Wednesday friends! I got to read this book on my recent plane travels (shout out to Oklahoma folks and weddings!) and I’ve decided that’s always the best way to read – completely uninterrupted – except for when they bring you a cup of tea!
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?
Much of the story of the diamonds was intriguing, as stories of curses and diamonds from different cultures are always interesting to read and add for some thrills. It was a creative way to connect all the characters in the series as well and I enjoyed the backstory to it and how our main characters were involved.
While it didn’t fully grasp my attention, I wasn’t sad I read the novel and did find times of Ella and Cayton together sweet. Plus with little Addie, how can a reader not be charmed by such a sweet girl?
One of the secondary characters was actually one of my favorites (I’m not saying who though because I don’t want any pieces given away!) and I enjoyed the storyline of the ballet. Overall, if you enjoyed the previous two novels in this series, I think you’ll find this conclusion very satisfying!
Have you read any from this series?
(Thank you to Celebrate Lit Tours and Bethany House for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)
Also, don’t miss out on the giveaway from Roseanna!!
I’m giving away a complete set of the Ladies of the Manor Series PLUS a special surprise straight from England! (US addresses only for paperbacks; an international winner is eligible for digital gifts, though!) You can enter here!