Something Scandalous

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Something Scandalous

Spinster Club Series Book 3

Great historical storyline and plot in this book by Christie Kelley. I couldn’t put it down. Lots of mysteries and sinister “diabolical” characters/plots to keep your attention as well as your desire to unveil the truths behind these very complicated characters that we learn to care for from the beginning of the book. 
Upon his death bed, Elizabeth’s father confesses to her that he indeed was not her biological father. This is where Christie Kelley’s story begins as Elizabeth fights for her own claim to the only home she has ever known as well as the secrets to her deceased mother’s mysterious life. Into the equation enter Will and his siblings. Will’s only intention is to sell Elizabeth’s home, which he has inherited, and return immediately to America to marry his fiancé. Many twists and turns and intrigue keeps the reader coming back for more. In the end we discover if Elizabeth will ever have the family and home she always craved to belong to as well as the true “scandalous” secrets about her real mother and father.
Another intriguing character that I am left wondering about is Anthony Somerton. I hope that there might be an upcoming story about him as his character shines through his duality between good and bad boy image.   I am truly looking forward to the next installment from Christie Kelley and her charmingly "bad boy" character, Anthony Somerton. 
Reviewed by: Lydia Ferrari

Book Blurb for Something Scandalous

This is the 3rd in the Spinster Club Series and can stand-alone.

Raised as the youngest daughter of the Duke of Kendal, Elizabeth learns a devastating truth on his deathbed: he wasn’t her father at all. And because the Duke had no sons, his title and fortune must go to his only male heir: a distant cousin who left England for America long ago. Anticipating the man’s imminent occupation of her home, Elizabeth anxiously searches for her mother’s diary, and the secret of her paternity…

Arriving in London with his seven siblings, William Atherton intends to sell everything and return to his beloved Virginia farm, and his fiancée, as quickly as possible. But as Elizabeth shows William an England he never knew, and graciously introduces his siblings to London society, it becomes clear the two are meant for each other. Soon, Elizabeth finds herself determined to seduce the man who can save not only her family name, but her heart…

Something Scandalous is the third book in the Spinster Club series. The Spinster Club series revolves around the lives of five Regency women who have all made up their minds not to marry. But one of the women is playing matchmaker without the others noticing.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2009 4.50