White Is Quickly Becoming the Top Name in Edwardian Romance
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?
**I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**
I’ve been anxiously awaiting my chance to read this final installment of the Ladies of the Manor series. And this book made for a fantastic conclusion. If you are reading this review now, and haven’t yet read the first two books, you should probably just go pick them up now. This is one series that you’ll definitely want to read in order… and fortunately, you won’t have to wait for the next book to come out!
This book was probably my favorite of the trilogy. Primarily because of the characters. Some are characters that exist throughout the series, and in this one, they just feel a bit more developed and more complex. I loved that. But also, our main characters were all wonderful to get to know. And there was just something about Ella and Cayton… I adored both of them and loved being invited into their lives.
I do think this book had a bit of a slower start. But that didn’t hinder the exquisite prose of this novel. There is just something about White’s storytelling that wraps around you and immerses you into the setting. You just need to know more of who the cast is, more of their world, and more of what will come next. While I’m sad to see the end to this trilogy, it’s been a wonderful journey and a chance to experience a number of different things.
“And yet most people never realize how many of those clouds can be broken through with a bit of sunshine. Why shuffle about in the dark on a cloudy day when one can brighten it oneself?”
-Lady Ella Myerston, A Lady Unrivaled
About the Author:
Roseanna M. White grew up in the mountains of West Virginia, the beauty of which inspired her to begin writing as soon as she learned to pair subjects with verbs. She spent her middle and high school days penning novels in class, and her love of books took her to a school renowned for them.
After graduating from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, she and her husband moved back to the same mountains they equate with home.
Roseanna is the author of two biblical novels, A Stray Drop of Blood and Jewel of Persia, the historical romance, Love Finds You in Annapolis, Maryland, and the historical, romantic suspense Culper Ring Series (Ring of Secrets, Whispers from the Shadows, andCircle of Spies). She is also the senior reviewer at the Christian Review of Books, which she and her husband founded, the senior editor at WhiteFire Publishing, and a member of ACFW, HisWriters, and Colonial Christian Fiction Writers.
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