Lady Ella Myerston can always find a reason to smile--even if it's just in hope that tomorrow will be better than today. All her life everyone has tried to protect her from the realities of the world, but Ella knows very well how the dangerous Fire Eyes diamonds have haunted her brother and their friends, and she won't wait for peril to strike again. She intends to take action . . . and if that happens to involve an adventurous trip to the Cotswolds, then so much the better.
Lord James Cayton has already broken two hearts, including that of his first wife, who died before he could convince himself to love her. Now he's determined to live a better life . . . but that proves complicated when old acquaintances pull Cayton into their desperate attempt to seize the jewels. He does his best to remove the intriguing Lady Ella from danger, but the stubborn girl won't budge. How else can he redeem himself, though, but by saving her--and his daughter--from those intent on destroying them all?
This is the third book in the "Ladies of the Manor," series. I have not read the first two books in the series, and although it would be helpful, it is not necessary. This is a good book, if you are a fan of Downton Abby you will love this type of book. When you see the cast of characters at the front of the book it seemed a bit daunting to me at first, but it all comes together quite nicely.
It moves along at a nice pace and there are plenty of up and downs to keep it interesting. The main cast of characters work well together and I do feel there could be more books in this series if needed.
Stars out of 5: 3 Its a good book, but I probably won't remember it in a month or two. It's a good book to read over a few afternoons.
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".