Author: Emily Larkin
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Series, if any: The Baleful Godmother Series, Book 3
Publisher: Emily Larkin
Date of publication: 9 January 2017
No. Of pages: 298
Letitia Trentham is noteworthy for three reasons. One, she’s extremely wealthy. Two, she can distinguish truth from lies. Three, she’s refused every man who’s ever proposed to her. At least the third statement was true jntil she received a proposal that she can’t turn down.
Icarus Reid may have survived the Battle of Vimeiro, but he is far from living his life. He lives for one thing—to find the man who betrayed him to the French. He doesn’t want to marry Miss Trentham; he wants to use her talent for uncovering lies.
Suddenly, Letty finds herself hunting for truth through all means that are improper. But her hunt for the truth may uncover more than one secret.
The novelty about historical romances are that not only there is something different about some of the plotlines but most often the heroines are nothinng short of remarkable. The lead female character in this book has an individuality that is extremely appealing to a feminist and at the same time empowering to the rest. Though I empathise with the lead male character and the extreme PTSD that he is suffering through, its Letitia who literally speaks for the whole book. The plot is unique and dramatic and for me, captured my attention only because of the strength of character of Letitia.
With the dual tone of narration has been used, the author has captured the setting of the regency period while bringing out how time doesn’t erase some of the common problems that are often seen in this current era. My only bone of contention with the book would be the drearly and unimaginative cover image.
My opinion: If you like your heroines strong, this will be a good to choice to stumble upon.
My rating: 3.5 out of 5