The Nature of a Lady ~ Review

The Nature of a Lady
The Secret of the Isles #1
By Roseanna M White

Lady Elizabeth Sinclair, known as Libby to her family and friends, well if she had any friends, is planning an escape. Her brother is determined to see her married to a man she absolutely can't stand, well maybe he's not that bad, but she doesn't want to marry him. And with time she hopes her brother can be persuaded that Libby doesn't need to be married off to his closest friend. So with her microscope in tow, she plans to spend the summer examining the flora and fauna that can be found on the Isles of Scilly.

But Libby's plans are soon upended when strangers start delivering parcels to her cottage for "Elizabeth". There is just one problem she is the wrong Elizabeth and she is quickly caught up in something which she is unprepared to face. 

Oliver Tremayne calls the Isles of Scilly home as has his family for generations. He is content with the life he's living - a gentleman of no importance to most of England and a clergyman to his own. But when his sister disappears he finds that she has somehow created a mess that has caught Lady Elizabeth in its web. To get to the truth and to protect Libby from whatever Beth has done he will have to work together with Libby and her "maid" Mabena to unravel this mystery.

But more than mistaken identity is at play as they soon discover. Legends of pirate treasure have brought danger to the Isles and where danger lurks anything can happen. 

The Nature of a Lady is the first book in Roseanna M White's newest series - The Secret of the Isles. And believe me when I say this is a not-to-be-missed book. If you have ever read her in the past you will not be disappointed as a new cast of characters takes the stage. I loved getting to know Oliver, Libby, Mabena, Casek, Mamm-wynn, and Tas-gwyn. And Libby's brother Bram - well you'll have to decide for yourself your feelings about him - I will say he is a tad grumpy - especially when Libby sets out to foil his plans for her future.

If you love Historical Fiction and Romance you will want to move this book to the top of your TBR list. And who can resist a treasure hunt that might discover the greatest treasure of all - love? 

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.

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.

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About the Author:

Roseanna M. White is a bestselling, Christy Award-nominated author who has long claimed that words are the air she breathes. When not writing fiction, she’s homeschooling her two kids, editing, designing book covers, and pretending her house will clean itself. Roseanna is the author of a slew of historical novels that span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always seem to find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which is blessedly ordinary. 

You can learn more about her and her stories at www.RoseannaMWhite.com.

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