A Lady’s Plight by Katy Walters #bookreview

ALady'sPlightbannerALadysPlightLady Isabella Winton waits years to marry her fiancé, but Lord Alexander Fitzroy, a reformed rake, always finds an excuse to delay the nuptials.

With the marriage set for the next month, Fitzroy tells her he is needed in Belgium almost immediately. He warns her it may be dangerous for her to accompany him.

Isabella suspects he is bluffing. Brussels is the centre of a social whirl. She looked forward elaborate dinners and extravagant balls. Fearing Fitzroy may have returned to his rakish ways, she insists on travelling with him.

Isabella is unaware that Lord Everard Ladness, heir to a dukedom, is obsessed with her and will go to any lengths to possess her.

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My review: 

I love historical books and the more recent romance versions of them I have really gotten into.  They are more story, less bodice ripping than their predecessors. A Lady’s Plight far exceeded my expectations.

In the beginning Isa and her friends were very flighty. Their whole world was based on materialism and stature. Each girls entire being was based on suitable marriage and dowries, as was common for well-to-do families of that age. Isa has been waiting for marriage far long than was normal for that age and she finally puts her foot down and demands Alex marry her and bring her with him when he is deployed in the military to fight Napoleon. Enter a crazy stalker from Isa’s childhood and her life become overly exciting and complicated.

My favorite part about this book is Isa’s transformation from “rich girl” to social activist by the end of the book. Her friend Henrietta is another story. That girl needs a dose of sex-ed. Since her book is next I think we shall see if her beau gets a chance to school her in the art of romance or succumb to his mistress.

Great book, highly recommended.



Meet the author:

I live in a Sussex village near to the Regency towns. Before writing a novel, I visit one of them to soak up the elegance of the architecture, trying to enter the atmosphere of those far-gone times. Whilst walking through narrow cobbled streets, I imagine horse drawn carriages rollicking past, of ladies in Empire fashion, of feathered bonnets and velvet pelisses, of nankeen breeches and starched cravats. Even today, the same bay fronted shop windows replete with mullioned windows yawn over narrow pavements. The only changes being the wares; an empire dress swapped for a top and miniskirt. Best of all, is stepping down rickety steps into an oak beamed tearoom, with a leaning floor, where log fires crackle in open grates, the air filled with the rich aroma of tansy and cinnamon cakes.

Katy has a BA(Hons)Psych, BA Eng.Lit and Creative Writing, MA. Hon Doc. for research into complementary methods of pain control.

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