Lady and Lady's Maid #4
On Sale: January 29, 2019
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Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her ladyâ€™s maid, Eva Huntford,
are preparing for a wedding, but it may not be the happy
occasion everyone hopes for . . .
Since the Great War, some family fortunes have suffered,
including those of the Renshaws. Despite being the
granddaughter of an earl, Julia Renshaw is under pressure to
marry for moneyâ€”and has settled for Gilbert Townsend, a
viscount and a wealthy industrialist. He is decades older
than Julia, and itâ€™s clear to her sister Phoebeâ€”and to Eva,
who has been like a surrogate mother to the girlsâ€”that this
is not a love match. Nevertheless, the wedding takes
placeâ€”and in a hurry.
At the reception aboard the groomâ€™s yacht, there appears to
be tension between Gil and several guests: his best man, a
fellow veteran of the Boer War; his grouchy spinster sister;
and his current heir, a nervous young cousin named Ernest.
The bride is also less than pleased when she discovers that
her honeymoon will be more crowded than expectedâ€”with Gilâ€™s
pretty secretary, among others, coming along.
That very night, Julia pounds on her sisterâ€™s door,
brandishing a bandaged hand and reporting a hot-tempered
outburst on her new husbandâ€™s part. Julia is feeling doubt
and regret about her hasty decision, but returns to the
boat. Then the next morning, before the yacht can depart the
harbor, Gilâ€™s body is found in the water belowâ€”and Phoebe
and Eva must discover who pushed him over . . . before the
Renshawsâ€™ social standing is irreparably stained by Juliaâ€™s
arrest for his murder . . .
Lady and Lady's Maid Mystery
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