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A Most Intriguing Lady: The instant Sunday Times bestseller! The most captivating historical romance of intrigue and scandal for 2023

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Proprio durante questo evento conosce il colonnello Trefusis, un uomo singolare che nasconde molti segreti e ha uno spirito indomito, lo stesso che anima Mary cacciandola spesso nei guai.

The story is broken into 4 parts; in the first Mary finds herself running a shooting party for her parents and has to handle a situation when one of the employees, a close friend, is accused of theft. Sono rimasta veramente colpita da questo romance vittoriano che porta la firma di Fergie, l’ex moglie del principe Andrea d’Inghilterra. At a party at Drumlanrig Castle, Mary meets the handsome, distinguished war veteran, Colonel Walter Trefusis, and finds her powers of deduction tested.Please Note: By their very nature, all signed books will have been handled several times before they get to you. The plot, which is as fun as it is full of rich historical detail, follows Lady Mary as she dares to go against the grain, choosing not to settle for becoming just a wife, but seeks to find her equal. A lady detective, and a spymaster, set in the Victorian era, where feminism is just starting to emerge. I liked our heroine, Lady Mary Montagu Douglas Scott, who is based on the real life youngest child of Walter, the 5th Duke of Buccleuch and Charlotte, Duchess of Buccleuch who were distant grandparents of the Duchess of York. Missing jewels adds a mystery element and possibly just a thread to highlight that female detectives were operating in the period.

Big names garner headlines and Ferguson’s debut Her Heart for a Compass, which featured the Titian-haired, befreckled beauty Lady Margaret Montagu Douglas Scott (any resemblance to the author entirely deliberate), was a surprise bestseller in 2021.A Most Intriguing Lady, with its luridly pink feisty- Bridgerton-heroine-meets-fey-Disney-Princess illustration is just such a book. The characters, by and large, are likeable and interesting with the bulk of the focus rightfully on Mary and Tre. Overlooked and underestimated by all who meet her, the wallflower daughter of Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch has a sharp intelligence and keen powers of observation.

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