Amanda L.V. Shalaby delivers a fabulous gothicesque historical romance that kept me up late into the night and jumping at every little creek the wind made. Lady Isabel Sutton is a truly engaging young heroine who it was a pleasure to see the world through her eyes. I couldn't help but fall right along with her when she meets Lord Tresham Bleddyn the Earl of Dancy, I mean he is practically perfect. He is so honest and approachable in their initial encounters and his eagerness was so refreshing. The chemistry between these two is solid and when the action moves from London to Bleddyn Hall the mystery adds to the enjoyment. The descriptions and the pace carry the story perfectly. Tresham's young sisters are fabulously entertaining and I couldn't keep from smiling at their adventures. I don't want to give the story away but I truly enjoyed this historical romance and am looking forward to reading more from this author. This might have been my first from her but I doubt it will be my last.
Everything seems to be going perfectly for Lady Isabel Sutton during her first London season leads to her engagement to the handsome and charming Earl of Dancy. But things change when his father passes away and Lord Tresham must delay the wedding. His younger twin sisters invite Isabel to Bleddyn Hall and she is surprised to find that the charming man of her dreams has disappeared and she fears for not only her future, but her life.
After a whirlwind romance during the London Season, Lady Isabel Sutton finds herself quickly engaged to the handsome Lord Tresham Bleddyn, Earl of Dancy. When his father passes away suddenly, however, his period of mourning delays their marriage and ruins the season for Tresham’s younger, twin sisters, Annalise and Rosamund.
After the girls invite Isabel to their Yorkshire home, Bleddyn Hall, Tresham seems an entirely different man than the one she fell in love with in London. Not only that, but all is not well within the walls of Bleddyn Hall. The house’s dark secrets lead to murder, mystery, and a gruesome discovery.
Was Isabel’s happy future with Tresham nothing more than an illusion? What is more, will she survive her stay at Bleddyn Hall?