About the Book
Raina Bretton is a rag woman in London’s east end when a handsome stranger appears in a dank alley and offers her a glittering smile and a chance for adventure. Rothburne Abbey has a unique position for her, one that will take her away from her hardscrabble life and give her a chance to be a lady. Things she could only dream of might be coming true. But some dreams turn out to be nightmares.
Though Raina has traded squalor for silk and satin, something about the abbey is deeply unsettling. As she wrestles with her true identity, the ruin, decay, and secrets she finds at the heart of the old mansion tear at her confidence and threaten to reveal her for who she really is. Only one man stands between her and the danger that lurks within–and only if he decides to keep her biggest secret hidden.
In My Opinion
You know that saying, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is?”. Well, someone should have given Raina that advice. But Raina is oh-so relatable.
This original and engrossing story kept my attention from the first page to the last as Raina embarks on what, at first sight, seems like a My Fair Lady story . One that goes more horribly wrong as truths are uncovered.
At least Raina has a champion in her corner. Sully takes on a position at Rothburne Abbey and (swoon) leaves her messages via the text in books. Jane Austen, Thomas Hardy, the Brontes, and more classic authors get mentions through Sully and Raina’s secret communications.
Add to that the dark mysteries surrounding the Abbey, the manipulations of one man, an earl in need of a wife, and enough twists and turns to keep you guessing, and Finding Lady Enderly pulls you in and doesn’t let go.
At its core, this is the story of a woman discovering she doesn’t need wealth, possessions, or titles to become beautiful. Because, the people who matter most, who love her the deepest, see the beauty in her no matter her circumstances.
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