Diamond in the Rough is the third instalment in Jane Goodger’s The Brides of St Ives series. Each book can be read as a standalone.
Clara Anderson’s mother will not rest until her daughter has married a titled gentleman. The family may be wealthy now but in the eyes of the ton, Clara will always be the granddaughter of a pig farmer.
Nathaniel Emory, Baron Alford, is masquerading as a gardener to find a blue diamond hidden by his grandfather years before. He needs to find the diamond to save his estate and with someone else searching for it, he is pressed for time. Becoming enamoured with the daughter of the house is not part of his plan.
Clara despises the ton for how they treat her family and when she discovers Nathaniel’s deception she is broken hearted at his lies.
This is a compelling romance with just a dash of intrigue. I much preferred the characters in this book than the previous one I have read. Both are strong willed people who are faced with difficult decisions. The plot moves along nicely, and it is a slow-burn romance.
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