A Particular Circumstance
Widowed Jane Grayson has decided to move from Westbury Hall, which she has rented from wealthy Sir Benjamin Westbury. Jane has decided to return to nearby Felbrook Manor along with her two daughters—spirited, beautiful Charlotte and shy, sweet Kitty. All bodes well for a happy future: Charlotte has captured the attention of local lawyer Matthew King and everyone expects them to soon become engaged, and Jane thinks it likely Kitty will wed the village curate. But as everyone knows, the path of true love never runs smooth, and the lives of these two sisters are about to take a surprising turn.
Before the Grayson family quit Westbury Hall, there is a violent storm during which a section of library panelling gives way to reveal the skeleton of a murder victim. An event which shatters the calm and ordered existence of Jane Grayson and her daughters. Next, a tall handsome gentleman arrives in the village—he is Hugo Westbury and Sir Benjamin’s heir. Life for the Grayson family will never be the same again.
Peopled with likeable characters, and served with a touch of murder, this Regency is a pleasantly diverting read.