A Lady Unrivaled
by Roseanna M. White
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Released: Sept. 13, 2016
Source: ebook review copy from the publisher through NetGalley.
Book Description, Modified from NetGalley:
Lady Ella Myerston can always find a reason to smile--even if it's just in hope that tomorrow will be better than today. All her life everyone has tried to protect her from the realities of the world, but Ella knows very well the danger that has haunted her brother and their friend, and she won't wait for it to strike again. She intends to take action . . . and if that happens to involve an adventurous trip to the Cotswolds, then so much the better.
Lord Cayton has already broken two hearts, including that of his first wife, who died before he could convince himself to love her. Now he's determined to live a better life. But that proves complicated when old friends arrive on the scene and try to threaten him into a life of crime. He does his best to remove the intriguing Lady Ella from danger. How else can he redeem himself, though, but by saving her--and his daughter--from those dangerous people who seem ready to destroy them all?
A Lady Unrivaled is a Christian romance set in 1913 in England. This book is the third in a series. You can understand what's going on without reading the previous books, but you might want to read these books in order. There's an over-arching storyline involving red diamonds, so we're told many details from the previous two books and this spoils the suspense of those books.
All of the characters felt well-developed, with complex motives and histories. I really enjoyed Ella. She's an optimist and generally met life with laughter. Lord Cayton needed this laughter in his life. Ella was kind and offered grace to those who had wronged her friends in the past, and this made a difference in how things played out in the end. The suspense came from physical danger due to the bad guys desperately wanting the red diamonds. Historical details provided a backdrop for the story.
Lady Ella demonstrated her Christian faith in how she treated others and offered them second chances. Lord Cayton struggled to accept that God really had forgiven him for his past. There was no sex or bad language. Overall, I'd recommend this enjoyable book.
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