This was a fun read that centers around a love triangle set in historic England. The apparent rebellion that characterizes Lady Marcia’s actions are contrasted with the delicate dance of courtship that normally takes place among the aristocracy. Marcia’s closely-guarded secrets and almost desperate dependence on her position as a headmistress give a sobering backdrop to the blithe devastation that Duncan’s brother wreaks during his travels through life. I wasn’t enamored of the lack of significant repercussions for the hedonist nor of the vacillations demonstrated by Marcia but I did enjoy the author’s ability to weave familiar characters into an enjoyable story and I look forward to reading more in the series.
“Loving Lady Marcia” by Kieran Kramer is a historical romance which is part of the ‘House of Brady’ series. This entertaining homage to a certain 70‘s television series is centered around Lady Marcia Sherwood who is the headmistress of a private school, despite her loving family’s wish for an alternate lifestyle choice for her. Her five siblings have no idea that Marcia nurses a broken heart from a previous attachment but everyone is startled when Duncan Lattimore, Lord Chadwick, starts displaying his interest in her. Marcia still holds a grudge over what she sees as Duncan’s past transgressions but discovers that she needs his assistance to help her weather the latest social storm that she is facing.
In the House of Brady, three very lovely girls have hair of gold—and hearts to match—but finding a match among the gentlemen of London is one comedy of errors that could bring down the house…
MARCIA GETS SCHOOLED…
Of the three Brady sisters, Lady Marcia has always seemed the girl most likely to lead a perfectly charmed life. But after a handsome cad breaks her heart, she swears off love and devotes her life to teaching girls at a private school. In spite of her family’s wish for a London debut, Marcia is happy where she is—until terrible news sends her back to the Brady clan…and into the arms of an unexpected suitor.
ON THE SUBJECT OF LOVE
A dark and dashing earl who knows Marcia’s past, Duncan Lattimore is surprised by what a fascinating and independent woman she’s become. Marcia, too, is surprised—by the fiery attraction she feels for Duncan. But why—why—must he be the brother of the scoundrel who broke her heart? Why must Marcia’s rival at school forbid her from seeing him? How can this lady possibly resist this fellow—when they know that it’s much more than a hunch…?