Lady and Lady's Maid #4
On Sale: January 29, 2019
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Lady Phoebe Renshaw and her lady’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 money—and has settled for Gilbert Townsend, a
viscount and a wealthy industrialist. He is decades older
than Julia, and it’s clear to her sister Phoebe—and to Eva,
who has been like a surrogate mother to the girls—that this
is not a love match. Nevertheless, the wedding takes
place—and in a hurry.
At the reception aboard the groom’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 expected—with Gil’s
pretty secretary, among others, coming along.
That very night, Julia pounds on her sister’s door,
brandishing a bandaged hand and reporting a hot-tempered
outburst on her new husband’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, Gil’s body is found in the water below—and Phoebe
and Eva must discover who pushed him over . . . before the
Renshaws’ social standing is irreparably stained by Julia’s
arrest for his murder . . .
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