A LADY NEVER TELLS
ISBN #: 978-1-4391-1797-2
Mass Market Paperback
Rating: 4 Cups
Mary is the eldest of the four Bascombe sisters. She is lovely, strong, and practical. She has a knowledge of herbs and healing and is closest to her sister Rose. An American, she is apprehensive of her new home, but going back to Pennsylvania is unthinkable.
Royce is the stepbrother of an earl and a baronet himself. He is a bit of a charmer, very capable and feels that he has never quite measured up to his stepbrother.
Alone and unprotected on the docks of London, the four Bascombe sisters are determined to make their way to their grandfather’s home. They are mugged, but fortuitously meet Sir Royce Winslow, who happens to be the stepbrother of the current Lord Stewkesbury, their cousin. Someone else has followed them from Pennsylvania and he is determined to kidnap Rose, the second sister. The eldest has caught the eye of Sir Royce, but his experience in love has made him swear not to repeat it. Circumstances make his feelings for Mary much stronger, but he will not fall in love and she will not marry without it.
The combination of strong characterization, an exciting plot, some steamy love scenes, and the author’s excellent grasp of the era make this one of the best historical romances I have read this year. I loved the four Bascombes and their Talbot cousins. Lady Vivian and Lady Charlotte are also excellent characters and you will be sure to dislike the very sneaky Lady Sabrina. I loved how little Pirate made the Earl seem more human and the interaction between Stewkesbury and Lady Vivian; I definitely would like to read more about those two. This is the first book I have read by this very successful author and I will definitely be reading more of her novels.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More