This is the third instalment in Ms Bradley’s Somerset sisters’ series. While part of the series each book can be read as a standalone.
Hyacinth Somerset is the youngest of the Somerset sisters, and has always been considered shy and sensitive, her sisters and grandmother are quite protective of her, to such an extent that they are willing to allow her to give up on a season because she may get upset.
Lachlan Ramsay has fled from scandal with his younger brother and sister to England to the only family they have left. An older brother who never knew they existed. As soon as they arrive Lachlan is once again thrown in to controversy when a shy wallflower accuses him of murder.
Hyacinth is distraught to have falsely accused a man of murder, to make matters worse, he is the brother of her sister’s husband. She is dragged into society to help fix the mess she created.
This is my least favourite in the series, I found myself strongly disliking Hyacinth, she lacked a backbone and was more than willing to allow everyone to treat her like a fragile child. She does get better as the story progresses but too little too late.
It is still worth a read and I’m sure that there will be many of historical romance fans who enjoy it, but it just wasn’t for me.
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