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Roseanna M. White’s A Lady Unrivaled

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 the danger that has haunted her brother and their friend, and she won’t wait for it 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 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 friends arrive on the scene and try to threaten him into a life of crime. 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 dangerous people who seem ready to destroy them all?


Roseanna M. White always writes books that are absolute treats to read. My thoughts:

What I liked:

Lady Ella Myerston and Lord Cayton. Ella was a joy to read about. She is effervescent and almost always happy and fun to be around. She knows her mind, and isn’t afraid to share it. Yet, she manages to not come across as annoying. Lord Cayton is moody and broody and really has every right to be, however, whenever they were together, all the pieces of their personalities fit together perfectly. They balanced each other out.

Secondary characters. Just about everyone from book one and two are here. It’s like seeing family again.

Secrets and miscommunication. Two things that are not what drives this book! I’m so glad that Ms. White doesn’t rest the plot of her books on secrets and miscommunication. Whenever there was a secret or a chance for miscommunication, the characters would eventually share their information and work together when needed.

Spiritually, I love the way the characters just walk out their faith. They come across a variety of problems, but approach them with prayer, faith , and friendship.

What I didn’t like:

I actually thought the suspense/mystery was a bit drawn out. I felt like everything could have been resolved a bit sooner. To clarify, I didn’t want the book to end sooner, but I felt like the mystery could have been cleared up.

Romantic scale: 8

Overall, a lovely conclusion to a series I wish wasn’t over.

** I received a copy from BethanyHouse. My opinion was not affected in anyway.**


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