My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Before you read this book I highly recommend reading A Lady Of Esteem
It’s free on amazon and sets the series up amazingly (I love Amelia, almost as much as Miranda)
From the start I’ve loved Miranda, she’s friendly and seems very down to earth:) I loved her way of working through things.
And how she didn’t quite fit into the “lady” skin she was supposed to wear most of the time. She was as fun as her friend Amelia 🙂
I knew who the valet was almost immediately but it was very fascinating learning why. And shhh I think he’s my favorite male character (at least among regency novels;D)
I loved the thread of mystery woven throughout and I was actually shocked by the who it was and the turns it took near the end
Definitely a must read;)
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.
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I received this book free for being an infuencer that being said this is my honest review:)