I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating: 3.5 stars
Lady Ophelia is a woman after my own heart. We share a love of escape to far-flung worlds, tales of swashbuckling pirates and intrepid heroines. Devastated at the murder of her friend while she stood by with her nose stuck in a book, Ophelia seeks to ease her guilt by investigating the accused. When she discovers a stranger seeking a book that leads him to her father’s door she is compelled to investigate.
Colin Parnell, Lord Hawke, has promised to find his grandfather’s book, believed to prove his grandfather worked as a spy for King George II and did not die as a no-good smuggler off the coast of Kent for his feisty grandmother, Molly. With the evidence, he hopes to heal his fractured family.
What I loved most about this book was Lady Ophelia. Watching her grow from a timid and reserved young lady to an outspoken woman, unafraid to speak her mind was inspirational. The plot moves along seamlessly with plenty of suspense and intrigue with a dash of romance thrown in.