"Lady Miranda Hawthorne acts every inch the lady, but inside she longs to be bold and carefree. Approaching spinsterhood in the eyes of society, she pours her innermost feelings out not in a diary but in letters to her brother's old school friend, the Duke of Marshington. Since she's never actually met the man, she has no intention of ever sending the letters and is mortified when her brother's mysterious new valet, Marlow, mistakenly mails one of the letters to the unsuspecting duke."
Synopsis from back of book
A mysterious valet, danger, and suspense. I love a good Regency era romance novel, and this fit the bill perfectly. The plot kept me interested, and I very much enjoyed the setting.
Miranda was a fun character to get to know. She has a curious mind and a love of fun and I liked her a lot. Marlow, the valet, is more than he appears. I leave it at that. Miranda's family was interesting, although her younger sister quite irritated me (she was supposed to though, so that's alright;), and I enjoyed getting to know them a bit as well.
I will definitely say that the ending surprised me! Well, the end of the mystery surprised me, not the happily ever after. I do love a good "happily ever after" ending, as predictable as they are. I will say that the middle of the book dragged a bit for me. I got a bit tired of Miranda being in a huff because someone had kept a secret from her. However, all in all I enjoyed this book and would read it again someday.
What are some of your favorite Regency era historical fiction books and authors? I want to know!
: : I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review. : :