About the book
“Don’t look at him, dear. He’s dangerous.”
Isabella Bankmill seeks a husband whose character matches her list of requirements. The man must share her faith, but he must also possess a certain je ne sais quoi. The enigmatical Lord Gregory Gordon Bromby—London’s newest literary sensation—certainly possesses the latter. Despite a deformed foot and alarming views on politics and religion, he attracts the ladies in droves.
Haunted by his past and overwhelmed by his newfound celebrity status, Lord Bromby’s obsession with his own doom leads to reckless behavior. When he is stalked by an obsessive aristocrat seeking an elopement, Bromby’s friends urge him to marry a suitable lady as soon as possible. Intrigued by Isabella’s convictions and hoping to avoid further scandal, Bromby proposes to Isabella.
Isabella also receives an offer of marriage from kind-hearted philanthropist, David Beringer—a man equally devoted to his faith—but she only has eyes for Lord Bromby. Blinded by his talent and good looks, Isabella convinces herself that he’s not as dangerous as everyone claims. But when Bromby’s world violently collides with hers, Isabella must decide once and for all who is lord of her life. God or Bromby?
In My Opinion…
This is a cautionary tale. For the most part, it’s dark and melancholy. Decisions made in the moment bring discontent, discord, and sorrow. It’s a reminder of why the Bible cautions against becoming unequally yoked.
Megan Whitson Lee’s fictionalized version of Lord Byron’s tumultuous life transports readers to Regency England. While entering society’s balls, visits, and parties, Lee also delves into the darker side of life. Lord Bromby is not a likable character. At no point did I feel sorry for him. In fact, I wanted someone to come alongside and know him upside the head or force him to look at the treasure he had in Isabella. Instead, his selfish and destructive ways never seemed to have a limit.
Well-written, pulling readers to the place and time, Dangerous to Know is does not have the fairy-tale ending I hoped for, but there is a hint of hope for Isabella’s future even if it’s not the one she once dreamed of.
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About the Author
Megan Whitson Lee is an anglophile and a recovering runaway. Over the years, she escaped to England and Australia before finally settling down in the US. These days, she lives a relatively quiet life as a wife, a mom of two greyhounds, an editor for Pelican Book Group, and a high school English teacher. She now escapes by writing novels instead of jumping on planes to foreign countries. Her novel, Captives, won the 2016 Director’s Choice Award and was a finalist for a Selah Award in the women’s contemporary fiction category at Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference.
Megan writes women’s contemporary thrillers and historical fiction featuring characters standing at the crossroads of major life decisions.