Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Roseanna M. White: The Nature of a Lady

 By Kelly Bridgewater

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.


My Thoughts:

The Nature of a Lady by Roseanna M. White captures the world through the eyeglass of a scientist. While the writing is fabulous, I had a hard time staying focused. The story is a lot of exposition, not moving parts of the characters. I did want to see what happens to contact the prologue section with the rest of the present story. I did want to see what really was supposed to happen between the characters. But again, it just really didn't capture my attention. There were moments that did, and then it would run away to something I did not like. While I know White is a fabulous writer who can craft an amazing, yet unique story, The Nature of a Lady did not really keep me turning pages. I wanted more to the plot.

I received a complimentary copy of The Nature of a Lady by Roseanna M. White from Bethany House Publishers, but the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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