Author: Roseanna M. White
Publisher: Bethany House
Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: September 13, 2016
Amid the Unforgettable Cotswolds, the Final Grasp for the Fire Eyes Diamonds Could Threaten Them All
Lady Ella Myerston can always find a reason to smile--even if it's just in hope that tomorrow will be better than today. All her life everyone has tried to protect her from the realities of the world, but Ella knows very well how the dangerous Fire Eyes diamonds have haunted her brother and their friends, and she won't wait for peril to strike again. She intends to take action . . . and if that happens to involve an adventurous trip to the Cotswolds, then so much the better.
Lord James Cayton has already broken two hearts, including that of his first wife, who died before he could convince himself to love her. Now he's determined to live a better life . . . but that proves complicated when old acquaintances pull Cayton into their desperate attempt to seize the jewels. He does his best to remove the intriguing Lady Ella from danger, but the stubborn girl won't budge. How else can he redeem himself, though, but by saving her--and his daughter--from those intent on destroying them all?
That first scene! Lady Ella is spunky, mischievous and downright a woman of her own mind. Did I also mention that she's quite "bookish" with her love of reading and of books? She's always been a scene-stealer in the Ladies of the Manor series by Roseanna M. White. Imagine having her own book here in A Lady Unrivaled! That girl, ahem, excuse me. That lady is spectacular in her address, her actions and in her heart. She is bold and fearless when it comes to those she love. As she find an unlikely friendship in Lord James Cayton, she doesn't step back when one of his often grumpy and confusing actions presents itself. She draws them closer and help him see who he is, and not who he was.
Lord Cayton and Lady Ella are such a great pair. One would not think two of such personalities will come together, but like magnets, these two attracts to one another. I adore the scenes of these two. Their humor or rather the humor that emits from their lovely banters is just perfect.Themes of greed, betrayal, forgiveness, redemption and trust are threaded thoughout. A Lady Unrivaled is truly unrivaled in terms of characters and in plot. What I love about this book is beyond the characters or even the author (love you lots, Roseanna White!), but the story as a whole. This is truly my favorite of Ladies of the Manor series, and I thought its impossible to top The Lost Heiress. Don't miss this feisty conclusion to a wonderful series about a lady that will do anything to protect her family.
"I thought bothering me was your life's work."
"Work? Hardly." She gave him her brightest grin. "It's far too easy to call it that."
He chuckled. And even his eyes were smiling. "I really don't like you, Lady Ella."
But he did, or he wouldn't be trying so hard not to.
"I feel exactly the same way, Lord Cayton." (271)Ahhh, and that first kiss. How often do I read a perfect kissing scene, and besides the usual melting you feel in your heart or the quick desire to grab a little handy fan, do you actually laugh? In A Lady Unrivaled, you will. You will laugh, and smile, and chuckle and melt. Mind as well add in swoon for the perfectly imperfect Lord Cayton, and cheer on the lovely Lady Ella, whom I can't help but feel like a kindred spirit. And you will too. Then the scene right after, how can it be so right?
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Roseanna M. White pens her novels beneath her Betsy Ross flag, with her Jane Austen action figure watching over her. When not writing fiction, she's homeschooling her two children, editing and designing, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of nine novels, ranging from biblical fiction to American-set romances to her new British series. Roseanna lives with her family in West Virginia.
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