Series: Half Moon House #3
Published by Deb Marlowe on November 27th 2017
FINAL DECISION: A sweet romance with a whole bunch of drama and intrigue surrounding the couple.
THE STORY: Miss Francis Headley has come to Edinburgh to search out the long-lost son of her employer. Rhys Caradec is an artist who keeps himself apart from all connections because of his past. When Francis comes into his life, Rhys has no intent of getting involved with his “mother” but he definitely is intrigued with Francis who switches between boy dress and a beautiful young woman. Francis believes that she can change Rhys view and Rhys believes that Francis has agreed to his view. But there are still dangers from the battle between Rhys’ parents to contend with.
OPINION: This is a sweet romance between Francis and Rhys. The two meet and have a philosophical difference about a person’s place in the world and involving oneself in others’ lives. That is the center of the drama between them (along with Rhys wanting nothing to do with his parents). But most of the book is these two getting to know one another and seeing the world from the other’s viewpoint.
I liked both characters and I smiled at Rhys’ artistic temperament and his devotion to his art. I smiled at Francis’s abilities to masquerade as a boy. The book has an interesting storyline with the exception that the drama between Rhys’ parents is not fully set out. I suspect that more is explained in the other books but while I could figure out what was going on, I didn’t feel as much drama as I expect I was supposed to.
WORTH MENTIONING: I think the end of this book gives hints of an upcoming book.
CONNECTED BOOKS: THE LADY’S LEGACY is the third novel in the Half Moon House series. It is not necessary to read the other books in the series to enjoy this one. I’ve read a couple of novellas from this series, but have not read any of the prior books. I do note, however, that there are some references to prior events and other characters from the series so it might be more enjoyable to read the books in order.
STAR RATING: I give this book 3 stars.
NOTE: I received an ARC from the author in order to write a review. I was not required to write a review or to write a positive review. All opinions contained herein are my own.