Quick Summary of a Lady's Plight. Lady Isabella Winton waits years to marry her fiancé, but Lord Alexander Fitzroy, a reformed rake, always finds an excuse to delay the nuptials. With the marriage set for the next month, Fitzroy tells her he is needed in Belgium almost immediately. He warns her it may be dangerous for her to accompany him. Isabella suspects he is bluffing. Brussels is the centre of a social whirl. She looked forward elaborate dinners and extravagant balls. Fearing Fitzroy may have returned to his rakish ways, she insists on travelling with him. Isabella is unaware that Lord Everard Ladness, heir to a dukedom, is obsessed with her and will go to any lengths to possess her.
A Lady's Plight offers strong characters. The author gives readers well developed characters. That doesn't mean that readers will like all the characters--but, each character serves a purpose to the novel and it plot line and the author does a wonderful job creating them.
Walters' writing style adds to the novel. The author does quite an amazing job putting the storyline into its historical setting--and keeping it there throughout the book. The writing style was a bit challenging for me at first--but, once I settled into the time period and the phrasing and dialogue, I felt that the style suited the book and enhanced it.
Would I recommend A Lady's Plight by Katy Walters? If you enjoy historical fiction, and seek a romance novel with less romance--then I do think this is an enjoyable book. This is book one of a series--and it ends rather suddenly. I wouldn't say that this is a standalone book--so plan to invest in the series!
Meet the AuthorI live in a Sussex village near to the Regency towns. Before writing a novel, I visit one of them to soak up the elegance of the architecture, trying to enter the atmosphere of those far-gone times. Whilst walking through narrow cobbled streets, I imagine horse drawn carriages rollicking past, of ladies in Empire fashion, of feathered bonnets and velvet pelisses, of nankeen breeches and starched cravats. Even today, the same bay fronted shop windows replete with mullioned windows yawn over narrow pavements. The only changes being the wares; an empire dress swapped for a top and miniskirt. Best of all, is stepping down rickety steps into an oak beamed tearoom, with a leaning floor, where log fires crackle in open grates, the air filled with the rich aroma of tansy and cinnamon cakes. Katy has a BA(Hons)Psych, BA Eng.Lit and Creative Writing, MA. Hon Doc. for research into complementary methods of pain control.
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