About A Secret Arrangement

What happens when two women race to spend their inheritance? An epic Grand Tour.

Evelyn Tucker has finally graduated from finishing school, but dreads living with her widowed aunt. On the appointed day, Aunt Margaret comes to collect Evelyn, and Margaret informs her that they’re going on a Grand Tour to spend as much of the estate money they can before a distant cousin inherits all. When Henry Gaiman discovers he’s inherited his distant uncle’s estate, he loathes the thought of returning to England since he’d rather continue with his archaeology dig in Egypt. Return he must, and there, he meets Evelyn, a woman who will change his world in more ways than one.

*This romance originally appeared in A Grand Tour (Timeless Victorian Collection)

My review

I think it’s fun to be able to pick up a novella and finish the whole story in one afternoon. This is one of those. And I really enjoyed it.

I liked Evelyn. Her kind of renaming her middle name after Cleopatra because she loved Egypt was one of my favorite things. You don’t see many Regency era books or novellas where the ladies are enamored with Egyptology.

You don’t see any of the story through her perspective, but her Aunt Margaret was a great surprise. She wasn’t at all how Evelyn had thought she’d be. And it was fun that she didn’t bat an eye at the “arrangement” between Henry and Evelyn.

Henry was a good guy. I think he got a little stuck. Thus the arrangement. But he and Evelyn work together so well.

This is a fun novella. And a great way to spend an afternoon.

I was sent an e-copy of A Secret Arrangement as a gift from the author. All opinions are my own.

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