Christmas Awards 2011

Wednesday 18 August 2010

A Lady Never Tells

A Lady Never Tells by Candace Camp

Publisher: Pocket Star Books

May 2010

ISBN: 978-1-4391-1797-2

Pages: 451

London 1824

Mary Bascombe is determined to save herself and her three sisters from their stepfather. The only way to do that is to go to their grandfather, the Earl of Stewkesbury, despite their mother’s estrangement from the family. Mary thinks this is the best way to protect all of them from being sold by their stepfather. Hopefully Mary will be able to get the Earl to accept them despite the past and Mary and her sisters’ trouble will be behind them. Traveling from the United States to England was bad enough but the last thing the sisters need is anymore problems after what they had to deal with when it came to their stepfather.

Sir Royce Winslow is not sure he believes the siblings story. He is sure there is more than just the fact that they had recently lost their mother. He thinks that there is more than just that the girls want to know their family and have nowhere else to go. The only thing Royce is sure of is his attraction to Mary. When the girls are sent to Willowmere the Earl’s country estate to get some polish so that they will be able to go out into Society, Royce makes sure he is able to accompany them.

As the sisters and Royce start to settle in the country, someone attempts a kidnapping. Now they are going to have to find out who is behind the plot to kidnap them and what they hope to accomplish. If they don’t find out who is out to get them and quickly the villain just might succeed and who knows where the sisters will end up to then. Royce and Mary are forced to work together to get to the bottom of the plot so that everyone will be safe. Royce is finding out that while he has always lived and moved about in Society that Mary without any polish is the one woman that seems to be able to capture his complete attention. Now he is going to have to work very hard to make sure that they have a chance at a future together and that means taking care of the person out to get the sisters.

This story is a lot fun as you see the sisters trying to acquire the polish they will need to be able to get around in Society. Anywhere the sisters are trouble is sure to follow which makes for many humorous moments throughout the story. This one is sure to have the reader giggling at the antics of all the characters. It also has some very poignant moments that will be sure to draw the reader into the story even more.

I give this one 4 red roses

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