by Kathleen McGurl.
Henry Cavell realises he made a big mistake when he seduced Caroline. Or did she seduce him? Now he’s married to a fashion-and-gossip-obsessed flirt, and the baby she said she was carrying is lost, along with his plans for a quiet family life by the sea.
Downstairs, gentle, kindhearted Jemima keeps Henry’s house, and without knowing it wins his heart too. But she is just a servant, and he is married…
There is a host of other characters – including Ma and Pa, Mrs Smith, Mr Dennett, Maria, little Frances, and Sultan – but only the fortune teller knows what Mr Cavell’s diamond has to do with any of it.
I honestly couldn’t put this down. Would Caroline turn out to be a lady after all, or would Henry turn out to be the brute she said he was? And Jemima? Well would she, or wouldn’t she?
This is a charming historical romance, which will leave you guessing until the very end!