Effervescent bon vivant Lucy Eastlake is a young operetta singer whose star is on the rise in Edwardian London. Though struggling to maintain her beloved great-aunts’ household, she holds fast to the belief that "things will work out." Now, with the fiftieth anniversary of a siege her great-aunt Lavinia lived through approaching, it looks like Lucy is right, because a fortune is due to be divided among the survivors. All Lucy and her great-aunts have to do is travel to a small Pyrenees town to claim Lavinia’s share of a fabulous treasure in rubies. What could be more simple?
Professor Ptolemy Archibald Grant is the brilliant, straitlaced grandson of a British lord who also withstood the siege. When his grandfather asks him as a matter of honor to escort his old love on the journey, the about-to-be married professor agrees, not expecting Lucy to be part of the bargain. Losing the great-aunts en route, the handsome, buttoned-down professor finds himself caught up in Lucy’s quirky, bewildering, and probably illegal efforts to reunite with them, as he is drawn further and further into an inexplicable infatuation with the free-spirited singer. What could be more complicated?
But when unwilling attraction gives way to sizzling passion, both will be forced to confront the ages-old question of whether love trumps honor…or the other way around.
©2014 Connie Brockway (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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"not my favorite Brockway"
It moved slowly for me. I found myself a bit anxious waiting for the pace to pick up, for the story to improve. Still love Connie Brockway and the narrator was excellent, just won't listen to this one again.
Definitely, love her books normally
"A sweet and fun romance."
I picked this book up for only .99 cents and after reading The Other Guy's Bride I figured this is a good deal since I really liked the other book by Connie Brockway. Lucy reminds me of Anne from Green Gables full of passion and imagination. A sweet romance that had only one very small sex scene, if that kind of thing bothers you. I would have liked Lucy and the grandfather John to have met earlier in the story, I felt like there was a lead up for that and no follow through on that part. I would pick up this author again if I catch it on sale. Narrator was good.
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