on July 11th 2016
Meet the Mad Heiress, Georgette Quinby. Nearly a decade ago, when her fiance jilted her, she threw herself down the stairs in a fit of passion, or maybe it was a parapet or perhaps a cliff. The Ton isn’t too sure, but they certainly won’t forgive nor let her forget. Georgette is sure she will never love again, and she hasn’t. Now she is companion to her young cousin and chaperoning her coming out. She has no prospects herself. She only needs a moment to catch her breath, to push away the unhappy thoughts of her own coming out. Georgette walks alone into the garden. She smells cigar smoke and realizes there is a man out here. He is unfamiliar and since she is not introduced, she turns to leave. Not wanting to disturb him, because she knows he will put out his smoke in deference to her, she hurries away, but it is too late. He has seen her and knows her.
Meet Charles, Duke of Eversley, Miss Quinby’s long ago fiancé’s dear friend and erstwhile British spy in the continuing war with France. It was the Duke’s waspish younger sister who caught Miss Quinby’s fiancé and married him. Georgette certainly didn’t want to open that wound. Neither did the duke, but a cipher in a potted plant, an English traitor, a young gambler and star-crossed lovers pull the jaded couple together. From the ballrooms of the English Aristocracy to ices at Vauxhall to gambling hells, and secret meetings at the British Museum, they will dare much for king and country. They find a common friendship, but both swear they will never love again…but will they?
The Mad Heiress series is a set of four books all about The Mad Heiress, Georgette.
I found these on Kindle Unlimited and purchased the first because I needed something fluffy to read during the 24 hour Dewey’s readathon. I loved this so much that I wound up getting all four the same evening and plowing through them.
Each book is only approximately 50 or so pages, so very easy to read. There is just enough to get into the story and for there to be a cliff hanger for the next. Some did not even end on a cliff hanger but closed up the plot line completely.
The Mad Heiress is nicknamed that because she tried to kill herself when her fiance threw her aside for another. The first book is all about her telling of the story and her meeting of The Duke of Eversley.
As the story progresses there is more of Georgette’s story that comes out but it is clear from the beginning that she does not care what society thinks of her, although secretly she does, but she is not willing to hide because of society. She is also extremely intelligent, a fact her ex-fiance did not ever take the time to stop and consider.
I’m so in love I read these four and then looked for another series from Isabella Thorne to read. Her writing is breathtakingly beautiful and just fun!
|Overall:||4.7 / 5|