Olivia Keene flees her home after a violent incident there. She finds herself on the Brightwell Court estate, where she overhears a highly sensitive conversation. A conversation which, if circulated, could have devastating effects for Lord Bradley. When Olivia's presence is discovered, Lord Bradley gives her little choice but to accept a post as under nurse at Brightwell Court, effectively imprisoning her on the estate, in order to ensure she cannot spread what she has heard.
- Engaging and likable lead characters, with plenty of light and shadow in their personalities, especially in the case of Edward Bradley.
- A good 'cast' of supporting characters who are well-defined, well-rounded people.
- Subtle romance - did not dominate the story.
- Plenty of mysteries! Not just Olivia and Edward, but several others, big and small. Great for this reader who likes mysteries and rarely reads romances.
- I found the vicar's conversations with Olivia about God and faith a bit strong, and the approach in these seemed a bit too 20th/21st century for a historical novel. But it wasn't enough to be off-putting.
Published by: Bethany House (Distributed in the UK by Lion Hudson)
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