Thursday, March 8, 2012

The Companion of Lady Holmeshire by Debra Brown

 About the book:

"A baby girl was found in a basket on Squire Carrington's doorstep. She was raised and sent to work as a servant girl for The Countess of Holmeshire. The widowed and unconventional Countess chose Miss Emma Carrington as a companion and sent her off for finishing with the goal of dragging her along into genteel Victorian society. What sort of reception would she have at tea and dinners? The young Earl of Holmeshire was engaged by arrangement to a lovely London lady, but their relationship was difficult. Could they work it out? Even the tribulations and banned romances of the servants downstairs play into the story as we follow Emma from a stone fortress to a Victorian village and then into fabulous London mansions. Great surprises unfold at a Midsummer Night's Dream Ball which help to solve mysteries that have gradually developed. You are invited to predict the great revelation of the last few pages!"

My Review:

I love a great historical romance story and Debra Brown does not disappoint!  Miss Emma Carrington is raised from the station of a servant to become the companion to the Countess of Holmeshire.  When they travel to London, the Countess insists that Emma accompany her to various dinner invitations , which is unheard of in Victorian society.  Emma faces all of these challenges with grace and dignity.  She soon has an admirer, yet the Countess discourages this relationship.  Is this because she wants Emma to always remain her companion, or is there another reason?  This book has some AMAZING surprises, twists and turns that you probably won't see coming!  Overall, four stars out of five!  (Because I felt that it was a bit lengthy in the middle of the book.)  I look forward to more novels in the future by Debra Brown!

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Happy Reading!!!

I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.
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