by Michelle Cox
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Release date: April 4, 2017
Publisher: She Writes Press
Genre: Historical, Mystery
Paperback: 320 pages
Henrietta and Inspector Clive series:
A Girl Like You
A Ring of Truth
Henrietta shifted uncomfortably as she stood next to Clive outside the massive oak double doors of the Howard family home—Highbury, he called it—in Winnetka.
In this second book of the series, Henrietta and Clive delightfully rewrite Pride and Prejudice―with a hint of mystery!
Newly engaged, Clive and Henrietta now begin the difficult task of meeting each other’s family. “Difficult” because Clive has neglected to tell Henrietta that he is in fact the heir to the Howard estate and fortune, and Henrietta has just discovered that her mother has been hiding secrets about her past as well. When Clive brings Henrietta to the family estate to meet his parents, they are less than enthused about his impoverished intended. Left alone in this extravagant new world when Clive returns to the city, Henrietta finds herself more at home with the servants than his family, much to the disapproval of Mrs. Howard―and soon gets caught up in the disappearance of an elderly servant’s ring, not realizing that in doing so she has become part of a bigger, darker plot.
As Clive and Henrietta attempt to discover the truth in the two very different worlds unraveling around them, they both begin to wonder: Are they meant for each other after all?
Such a delightful cozy read at the get go!
The trappings of wedding preparations, family drama and classism (and of course, romance) with a mystery thrown in makes for good-time reading set in 1930s Chicago.
I got pulled into the story with the daily living aspects and details of this world.
This is the second book in a series, but works as a standalone.
* review copy courtesy of tour
* part of Cloak & Dagger Challenge (here)