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A Newlywed’s Guide to Fortune and Murder

Sunday, July 16, 2023

A Newlywed’s Guide to Fortune and Murder (2023) Dianne Freeman (Countess of Harleigh)

A Newlywed's Guide to Fortune and MurderSet in England in 1900

Frances and George are more than ready for their Honeymoon, however, George has an assignment, and Frances has been asked to help present the niece of Lady Winstead to society. However, upon seeing the health of Lady Winstead–and learning more about Kate–Frances becomes extremely suspicious about the goings on in the Ashley household.

For one, Kate isn’t particularly honest.

She glanced down at her lap, where she twined her fingers together. “I’m afraid it’s worse than that,” she said. “My aunt likely lost track of the years, but I am actually twenty-five.”

He frowned. “As old as that, eh?”

I stared at Miss Stover, knowing her age to be twenty-eight.

Secondly, Lady Esther is convinced her best friend is being poisoned by her step-children.

One of the things I particularly enjoy about this story is the setting, and seeing now common devices just starting to come into use.

“You might wish to be seated. This often takes a great deal of time.” I turned the crank on the base of the telephone and placed the handset to my ear. The crank turned easily, so I knew the operator’s line was not engaged.

The mystery wasn’t the best in the series, but I enjoyed the escape into historical London.

Publisher: Kensington Books

Rating: 7.5/10


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