About the Book
Lady Elizabeth “Libby” Sinclair, with her love of microscopes and nature, isn’t favored in society. She flees to the beautiful Isles of Scilly for the summer and stumbles into the dangerous secrets left behind by her holiday cottage’s former occupant, also named Elizabeth, who mysteriously vanished.
Oliver Tremayne–gentleman and clergyman–is determined to discover what happened to his sister, and he’s happy to accept the help of the girl now living in what should have been Beth’s summer cottage . . . especially when he realizes it’s the curious young lady he met briefly two years ago, who shares his love of botany and biology. But the hunt for his sister involves far more than nature walks, and he can’t quite believe all the secrets Beth had been keeping from him.
As Libby and Oliver work together, they find ancient legends, pirate wrecks, betrayal, and the most mysterious phenomenon of all: love.
In My Opinion
In The Nature of a Lady, Roseanna M. White takes a detour from her beloved World War I series settings. Instead, she welcomes readers to the Isles of Scilly off the Cornwall Coast of England.
There is a good amount of setup in this one (which can be expected for a brand-new series set in a brand-new place in a new time period) and characters (who all seemed to have at least one additional name they went by) took me a little while to get straight. But stick with it, and the pace most definitely picks up.
Mistaken identity, hidden treasure, the beauty of the Isles, and a hero and heroine who are well-developed throughout the course of the book all make up for the slower start to The Nature of a Lady, a novel which carries the theme of discovering your identity and where you belong—with God as well as with friends and family.
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