The Nature of a Lady
by Roseanna M White
About the book
Lady Elizabeth “Libby” Sinclair, with her love of microscopes and nature, isn’t favored in society. She flees to the beautiful Isles of Scilly for the summer and stumbles into the dangerous secrets left behind by her holiday cottage’s former occupant, also named Elizabeth, who mysteriously vanished.
Oliver Tremayne–gentleman and clergyman–is determined to discover what happened to his sister, and he’s happy to accept the help of the girl now living in what should have been Beth’s summer cottage . . . especially when he realizes it’s the curious young lady he met briefly two years ago, who shares his love of botany and biology. But the hunt for his sister involves far more than nature walks, and he can’t quite believe all the secrets Beth had been keeping from him.
As Libby and Oliver work together, they find ancient legends, pirate wrecks, betrayal, and the most mysterious phenomenon of all: love.
The island of Scilly is a place I didn’t even know existed. And now, I want to go there!
I loved this story. I loved Elizabeth and all her quirks and funny behaviors, the ones that made her think of herself as less than an ideal lady…
One thing I especially liked was the details of her interest in the flora and fauna of the island. In my opinion, this is not something that is popular to have an interest in, and especially not for a young lady back in that day and age!
I loved the detailed descriptions of the land, the islands in particular. Visiting that area (England, Scotland, Ireland, etc.) has long been a dream of mine, and this was a fun way to visit.
The mystery was great. It kept me guessing the whole way through! I found myself desperately trying to figure it all out. While I had a few ideas of what might happen, I had to keep reading right up to the end.
Roseanna White’s stories continue to amaze me. I’ve loved all her books, and this one is absolutely not an exception to that. I loved this beginning to a new series, and I can’t wait for its sequel.
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