My Lady Deceiver
In 1905, Rosie Belsfield crosses the Atlantic with her family to start a new life, but on the grounds of ill health is forced to return alone. She disembarks in England with a new identity, very much higher on the social scale, and a new-born boy who is the heir to wealthy Sir Ralph Tregowan. Determined to see the boy safely installed in his rightful place, Rosie travels to Cornwall and faces the Tregowan family, who, naturally, are not welcoming. Forced to lie, Rosie then has to keep to her deception, and to say more would spoil the story. Suffice to say that Freda Lightfoot has an easy style which makes reading no effort at all and from Rosie’s initial deception, all sorts of twists and turns grow into alarms and intrigue.
No revelation seems out of place, and the constant underlying threat to Rosie’s life is believable, given the personalities with whom she lives. The Tregowan family as a whole do nothing to endear themselves to Rosie or the reader, but thankfully there is one person who has her best interests at heart. Freda Lightfoot has many fans who will be delighted with this book. I recommend it for your enjoyment.