Ok, this book gets right into it – the hero and heroine meet on the very first page and we’re off and flying from there with witty conversation and action (has a Regency Romance hero ever been run down by a sheep before??). And it doesn’t let up from there – looking back I realised all the action takes place in one week which is just crazy!
Hmm, what to say about this book? First up, I should mention that it is quite long – 260 pages – and yet most of the action, including the romance (!) doesn’t happen until the 70% mark.
So if you’re someone who prefers fast paced books, with lots of action, particularly the romantic type of action, then best to put this book back. But if you like slow-burn romance and a plot that’s driven by conversation (think Georgette Heyer or Joan Smith then I think you’ll like Lady Cecily’s Scheme.
She dares all for love: The widow of a soldier, Lady Victoria March travels to England to meet her late husband’s relations for the first time. She’s astonished by her reception: suspicion and insults abound. However, Lady March cannot leave. She’s on a mission that has everything to do with family and the things that bind them together.
The picture of innocence, Miss Mabel Anderson, and the sister of a cleric. But many people in her port town of Salford lived in poverty, their only chance at making a decent living being the smuggling trade. Mab inadvertently found herself the leader of this group, but a government agent, Sir Stamford Wicklow, was come to town specifically to discover the leader’s identity—and imprison the villain.
No balls and routs here, instead the book focuses around country pastimes such as farming, riding and visiting the local ‘big’ town, Bristol.
From the book blurb:
As a prank, five young men, encouraged by her brother, proposed to Kate Montgomery. No harm done, except that it reminded some in the country neighborhood that Kate had also refused the suit of the Earl of Winterton’s brother–but then surprisingly accepted a legacy from him when he died in the Peninsula.