Last Night’s Scandal

Written by Loretta Chase
Review by Monica E. Spence

Regency England. Peregrine Dalmay, Earl of Lisle, has returned from studying in Egypt only to be ordered to Scotland by his family. The idea of trading his digs at the pyramids for the proposed renovation and repair of the family castle makes him miserable and rebellious. Olivia Wingate-Carston, Lisle’s dearest childhood friend, volunteers to accompany the Earl to Scotland. After all, how is a girl to have adventures? Unwilling to face the immediate future filled with a boring and family life, Olivia proposes to help Lisle with the organization and outfitting of the antiquated family seat. He accepts. Arriving in Scotland, Lisle and Olivia face ghosts, murderers and, worse yet, unruly servants. As they rebuild the castle to its former glory, they realize that they could be building a life together. Written with humor and a light touch, Last Night’s Scandal will entertain and amuse the reader with a good story and enjoyable characters. It’s a fun read.