This is the first book I have read in the Regency House Party series, and it was wonderful. If you enjoy period pieces, then you will love reading about the characters in this story. What is most interesting about this tale though is that it is connected to four other works. Five authors in total collaborated to write these books, and each one is connected; however, each story can be read alone and understood.
Cornelia Greystock has lived a life of pleasure, but now finds herself working as a companion to a Countess. Of course, this type of work is below her station, and even though things have been going somewhat well, she is soon found out by someone from her past. Miss Greystock wants to be left alone to attend to her duties, but knows that her past still calls to her. Will she be able to overcome certain scars in order to find her future?
In an attempt to recover from his past mistakes, Sir James visits the home of a Countess—upon her invitation. He believes the invite to be purely innocent until he runs into a certain lady. Why would Miss Greystock be working as a companion? Why would she be working at all? He ponders this and the pains of his heart throughout his stay, as he hopes to find answers to all his questions. Is it possible to find happiness again even when all hope seems to have disappeared?
There are so many twists and turns in this tale that the reader will constantly be hoping all will turn out right in the end. The characters are interesting, and as I have begun to read the other books, it is interesting to note you will see these names again. The entire plot pivots around a house party—a party filled with surprises! Will each person find love? Will there be a happy ending for all who attend? Make sure you check out each book to find out! Happy reading!
This review is my honest opinion. Thanks to Singing Librarian Books for my copy.