With the marriage set for the next month, Fitzroy tells her he is needed in Belgium almost immediately. He warns her it may be dangerous for her to accompany him.
Isabella suspects he is bluffing. Brussels is the centre of a social whirl. She looked forward elaborate dinners and extravagant balls. Fearing Fitzroy may have returned to his rakish ways, she insists on travelling with him.
Isabella is unaware that Lord Everard Ladness, heir to a dukedom, is obsessed with her and will go to any lengths to possess her.
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Meet the author:
I live in a Sussex village near to the Regency towns. Before writing a novel, I visit one of them to soak up the elegance of the architecture, trying to enter the atmosphere of those far-gone times. Whilst walking through narrow cobbled streets, I imagine horse drawn carriages rollicking past, of ladies in Empire fashion, of feathered bonnets and velvet pelisses, of nankeen breeches and starched cravats. Even today, the same bay fronted shop windows replete with mullioned windows yawn over narrow pavements. The only changes being the wares; an empire dress swapped for a top and miniskirt. Best of all, is stepping down rickety steps into an oak beamed tearoom, with a leaning floor, where log fires crackle in open grates, the air filled with the rich aroma of tansy and cinnamon cakes.
Katy has a BA(Hons)Psych, BA Eng.Lit and Creative Writing, MA. Hon Doc. for research into complementary methods of pain control.
I love historical fiction books. This book took us on a trip back in time. A time where women were thought of as property and not a loved one.
Women were meant to be quiet, and just look pretty sitting anywhere. If she is married, she is to obey every word her husband says. It doesn’t matter if she has a differing view. She is meant obey.
I’m so glad we do not look at women like that anymore. Isabella butts heads with her beau Alex because she does not follow the “norm” of women. She has no problem voicing her concerns on things. It doesn’t matter if her view makes sense or not.
As Isabella and Alex get ready to wed, they must first deal with Lord Ladness and is his obsession with Isabella. Just how far will that obsession go?
I loved this book. I loved that the author has a way with words to really bring you back to a different time era. Not only does she describe the story around that time, she uses language from that area. Also the clothing is spot on.
I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. The only thing I did not like was that the book ended rather abruptly. For that reason alone, I give the book a 4 out of 5.