In a unique tale that is cleverly woven in a way that Ms. White is known for, The Nature of a Lady is both intriguing and captivating for any reader of historical fiction. The mystery of a loved one missing mixed with a young woman’s desire to be free of her family’s station requirements offers several opportunities to keep the pages turning.
The wonderful subplot of the maid jumbled the story up just enough to keep it interesting.
Ms. White used her descriptive skill masterfully so that the reader felt like they planted right in the center of every location.
Lastly, I think this cover needs an honorable mention. It is stunning.
**I was given a copy of this book by the publisher. A review was not required but freely given.
About the book
Lady Elizabeth “Libby” Sinclair, with her love of microscopes and nature, isn’t favored in society. She flees to the beautiful Isles of Scilly for the summer and stumbles into the dangerous secrets left behind by her holiday cottage’s former occupant, also named Elizabeth, who mysteriously vanished.
Oliver Tremayne–gentleman and clergyman–is determined to discover what happened to his sister, and he’s happy to accept the help of the girl now living in what should have been Beth’s summer cottage . . . especially when he realizes it’s the curious young lady he met briefly two years ago, who shares his love of botany and biology. But the hunt for his sister involves far more than nature walks, and he can’t quite believe all the secrets Beth had been keeping from him.
As Libby and Oliver work together, they find ancient legends, pirate wrecks, betrayal, and the most mysterious phenomenon of all: love.
About the author
Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. You can learn more about her and her stories at www.RoseannaMWhite.com.