About the book: Lucy Abbot longs to return to the country estate where she spent the best days of her childhood with her cousins and their charming neighbor Nicholas. Her protective parents, however, have other plans for her. When she finally dares to escape, her carriage is besieged by highwaymen with a familiar man leading them. Could this mysterious outlaw be exactly the person Lucy has been searching for?
My review: I really enjoyed this book! I loved the characters. I loved the plot. And I loved that some characters from another of this authors books, Mischief and Manors, made an appearance. That was so fun!
I loved Lucy. I loved how she kid of idealized everything, especially Rosewood and Nicholas. In her mind they were both perfect and really the antidote for her boring life in Craster. I loved that she took a chance and went on an adventure to Rosewood on her own. But…like sometimes happens, nothing seemed to work out in her favor. And that is how Nicholas comes into her life again.
You don’t see things from Nicholas’ perspective in this book. But things don’t really look good for him. Associating with highwaymen isn’t a skill that people really are seeking. And Lucy has heard from her cousin that he’s a married man. Both things that should make Lucy run from Nicholas. But she realizes rather quickly that things aren’t always what they seem. Still, she can’t seem to trust him.
The plot of this one is full of lies, adventures, highwaymen, danger and romance. It really has a little something for everyone. I loved it! And I can’t wait to read more by this author.
I was sent an e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Ashtyn Newbold discovered a love of writing early in high school. Inspired by the propriety of regency period romance, she wrote her first novel at the age of sixteen. The first chapter of this manuscript won first place at a teen writing camp contest. When not crafting handsome historical heroes, she enjoys baking, sewing, and music. She hopes to obtain a degree in English and creative writing and dreams of traveling to England. She currently resides in Lehi, Utah, with her family.
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