Lady Miranda Hawthorne acts every inch the lady, but inside she longs to be bold and carefree. Entering her fourth Season and 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, a duke–with no intention of ever sending these private thoughts to a man she’s heard stories about but never met. Meanwhile, she also finds herself intrigued by Marcus, her brother’s new valet, and although she may wish to break free of the strictures that bind her, falling in love with a servant is more of a rebellion than she planned.
When Marcus accidentally discovers and mails one of the letters to her unwitting confidant, Miranda is beyond mortified. And even more shocked when the duke returns her note with one of his own that initiates a courtship-by-mail. Insecurity about her lack of suitors shifts into confusion at her growing feelings for two men–one she’s never met but whose words deeply resonate with her heart, and one she has come to depend on but whose behavior is more and more suspicious. When it becomes apparent state secrets are at risk and Marcus is right in the thick of the conflict, one thing is certain: Miranda’s heart is far from all that’s at risk for the Hawthornes and those they love.
As always I’m very excited to have read a fantastic book from a new author. I thought the writing flowed very nicely and the characters were all wonderful! This book was AWESOME!!!
The main character,Miranda, was very easy to identify with. This novel was based around the time were it was so important for a woman to be a lady. I found it very interesting read about the different society rules and such. They were so proper back then!
I must say that this novel was original and out of the box. It was a masterpiece!!
The hero,Ryland,whoa,whoa. Swoony much! I thought that he a very good character as well.
There was also plenty of times where I laughed my head off and I think that it’s always a relief to have an author include humor along with a wonderfully written story.
The romance,drama,and adventure were well worth losing some sleep over! I have no regrets. I loved reading this novel and I am in high expectation to see what else this author has in store! I highly,highly recommend this book! 🙂
*I received this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.*