A Most Intriguing Lady: The instant Sunday Times bestseller! The most captivating historical romance of intrigue and scandal for 2023

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A Most Intriguing Lady: The instant Sunday Times bestseller! The most captivating historical romance of intrigue and scandal for 2023

A Most Intriguing Lady: The instant Sunday Times bestseller! The most captivating historical romance of intrigue and scandal for 2023

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She did marry Colonel Walter Trefusis, who was 13 years older than her, but that is all that is currently known. Pacy, romantic, and fun, A Most Intriguing Lady documents one remarkable woman’s ability to be both the perfect lady, and a perfectly talented detective. This was a thoroughly enjoyable story, set in the Victorian era, where women were still very subservient to men but beginning to rebel. Lady Mary Montagu Douglas Scott wants more from life than what is traditionally expected of the daughters of nobility in the Victorian era; marriage and servitude to her husband are not for her. Her mother, the duchess has taken over many of the practical aspects of running the dukedom to allow her dominating husband to work with Victoria and the politics of the time.

Initially, I was intrigued all at the same time by a HR book co-written by the Duchess of York, by the blurb and the beautiful cover. I thought the last puzzle was leading us down a strange Charlie's Angel type avenue, which if i'm honest I found a bit less believeable. In the Victorian period, Mary feels she is the invisible quiet daughter--her parents have tried to find her a husband to no avail, but she wants do be able to do something without just being a traditional wife and mother. Amongst all the limitations and expectations placed upon women at that time, The Duchess of York has played around with the facts and created some what of a sleuth with her heroine, Lady Mary.The text can also be freely manipulated to allow readers to change every element such as text size, font, colour, line height and margins as suits their accessibility needs. Substitute the first man for woman and the second man for Fergie no-not-the-Black-Eyed-Pea-the-black-sheep-royal and that should clarify whether A Most Intriguing Lady will be gracing your ormolu bedside table. Instead of focusing wholely on romance, Sarah Ferguson chooses, instead to focus on bringing to life the "forgotten" women of the Victorian era. Mary and her unconventional ideas were excellent, and I loved how she kept fighting to define what it was she wanted/was looking for in life (and love).

I would recommend this book to history lovers such as myself, and those that like mysteries and romance…there is something for them all here!It’s the perfect cover for a sleuth, a role she stumbles into when trying to assist a close friend during a house party hosted by her parents at their stately Scottish home, Drumlanrig Castle. The delight is that it has none of the cringe moments and the neat working of some real people, places and events into this tale gives it a solid polish. This was a book that held me in thrall, at times with my heart in my mouth and at others with hope that Mary and Trefusis stop being idiots and declare their love. The characters, by and large, are likeable and interesting with the bulk of the focus rightfully on Mary and Tre. He supports her when a guest at her parents home, Drumlanrig claims that her brooch was stolen (it turns out that she knew where her brooch was all along).

With Lady Mary’s great observation skills and Tre’s connections they go on a journey solving crimes of stolen money, jewellery and documents. I'm moving on to something else that will hopefully be a better fit for my interests and character preferences. I liked our heroine, Lady Mary Montagu Douglas Scott, who is based on the real life youngest child of Walter, the 5th Duke of Buccleuch and Charlotte, Duchess of Buccleuch who were distant grandparents of the Duchess of York.I thought it was an okay story although there were so many English terms or words that I was not familiar with.



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