Thursday, June 2, 2011
BOOK REVIEW: The Scandal of Lady Eleanor
Author: Regina Jeffers
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Release Date: March 2011
The first fully original novel from Austen pastiche author Jeffers (The Phantom of Pemberley) is a knockout. Lady Eleanor "Ella" Fowler, sister of the duke of Thornhill, literally stumbles into the arms of James Kerrington, viscount Worthing, who—shocking them both—flirts with her rather than keeping a proper distance. As they travel to London for the season, mysterious people attack them, and Worthing must declare his courtship of Ella while attempting to discover who wants to harm them. A subplot involving Worthing and Thornhill's military exploits adds intrigue to the well-plotted romance, and masterful character development highlights Ella's intelligence and frustration with the world and social class she inhabits. Jeffers's close look at the dark secrets of Regency society instils a sense of realism marred only by the lovers' unaccountably forward behaviour. (Mar.)
If you love saucy romances then you will be in heaven when you read this novel.
Lady Eleanor’s father was a rogue; he ruined her childhood and destroyed the reputation of her family. With the help of her brother and the man she loves, Lady Eleanor tries to overcome her shame and despair.
There are evil villains and tempos romances if Phrases as “I mean to have you as my own”, and “Let me taste you”, float your boat then you will not be able to put this book down.
I didn’t take this book seriously and I found it to be truly entertaining.