About the Book
In 1715, Lady Blythe Hedley's father is declared an enemy of the British crown because of his Jacobite sympathies, forcing her to flee her home in northern England. Secreted to the tower of Wedderburn Castle in Scotland, Lady Blythe awaits who will ultimately be crowned king. But in a house with seven sons and numerous servants, her presence soon becomes known.
No sooner has Everard Hume lost his father, Lord Wedderburn, than Lady Hedley arrives with the clothes on her back and her mistress in tow. He has his own problems--a volatile brother with dangerous political leanings, an estate to manage, and a very young brother in need of comfort and direction in the wake of losing his father. It would be best for everyone if he could send this misfit heiress on her way as soon as possible.
Drawn into a whirlwind of intrigue, shifting alliances, and ambitions, Lady Blythe must be careful whom she trusts. Her fortune, her future, and her very life are at stake. Those who appear to be adversaries may turn out to be allies--and those who pretend friendship may be enemies.
It took a little bit to get into the rhythm and flow of the language of the book, but I was entranced by the setting. This time period fascinates me and I kept stopping to look up things online for more information about the time period and the kings and etc. I liked Blythe and Everard and wondered if they actually would fall in love as they were so at odds at first. I found the book to be well written and interesting. I look forward to reading more books by Laura Frantz.
About the Author
I got a free copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own and given voluntarily. No compensation was received for my review.