This is my first read by Wendy May Andrews and I'll be back for more.
I found her regency era world quite lovely. I really liked Lady Elizabeth. She is a strong female with well formulated opinions, yet still every inch a lady of breeding. She occasionally throws the strict rules of society away for what she deems a cause more important or worthy.
The fact that she finds herself comprimised is horribly ironic as she is quite proper. Her betrothed being a suspected wife killer adds a mystery to be solved, an obstacle to be overcome. It's an ingenious plot twist.
The characters are well formed, complex, relatable, and I cheered them on from page one to the end. Consistent pacing. Strong voice. The writing bar is set high. There was some repitition of certain words that pulled me out of the story occasionally.
Also, I'm looking forward to reading more about characters who appeared as side parts in this tale.
A lovely regency romance.
During her second Season, Lady Elizabeth Castleton is found in a compromising position with Lord Justice Sinclair, the Earl of Heath. Despite her attraction to him, she is dismayed to find herself betrothed to the man who is rumored to have killed his first wife. Regardless of the rumors, she is soon married and on the way to her husband’s estate.
After an attempt is made on her life, Elizabeth sets out to find out once and for all if she is married to a murder.
Can she stay alive long enough to find her happily ever after?