Emma and her brother, Jaime have just traveled across war torn France. Their parents are dead and they're hoping to get to back to England to their grandparent's house. When they get there, they find that their grandfather has died and their grandmother has gone to London. Someone else has taken over the house and the title. Richard Lacey has just arrived to the estate after being informed that he is next in line to be the Lord of Easterby. There have been several attempts on his life while traveling to the estate. Is it because he is taking over the title or some other reason? If it is because of the title, then Jaime is also, in danger as he is now next in line, not Richard. Emma and Richard have a deep attraction for each other, but Emma does not want to be put aside as unimportant as many wives are. An informant has come up with the name of the most respected Duke of Wheatley. But who is he and what is his interest? He has a most profitable estate and a title. Will Richard with Emma's help uncover the mystery of the attacks? Will Emma trust Richard enough to love him? I liked this book. It is well written and full of mystery.
by Marie Angel
I've been passionate about books ever since I first learnt to read. A common refrain at home was that I always had my nose in a book; things haven't changed, even though I'm now somewhat older.
History is a passion too; it's great that these two interests combine so well.
With degrees in history and historical research, I've spent a chunk of my life helping others to achieve publication; now I've decided it's my turn.