Publisher ~ Untreed Reads
~ Fawcett (original)
Published ~ 15 December 2011
~ 30 October 1989 (original)
My Rating ~ 4 out of 5
Cristabel Swann is a well-bred, but penniless orphan teaching music at Miss Meadows school for young ladies when she receives a letter informing her that her uncle and only remaining relative has died leaving behind an estate. When the black-hearted bitch, I mean, Headmistress says that Cristabel can’t possibly be spared to go to
, she resigns her position, packs up her meager possessions and takes off into the great unknown. Except, when she arrives at her uncle’s town home, she finds a strange man in residence and her life takes a completely different turn than the one she expected. London
Smooth-flowing, great plot, well-rounded characters and often funny. I had a wonderful time reading about Cristabel and her new job. The lengths people went to keep her in the dark made for great entertainment. As for the Captain, I liked him very much. I especially enjoyed the way he ran his new house like he was still the Captain of a ship. LOL
This was certainly not a boring book. I can’t wait to read more by Barbara Metzger.
*The publisher provided a copy of this book to me for review. Please see disclaimer page.