Lady Violet and Sebastian MacHeath are trying to forge a cordial marriage out of unlikely beginnings. When they are invited to a summer house party, they accept, hoping to make the excursion into a belated wedding journey of sorts–or at least a respite from meddling relatives. No sooner do they arrive, than their host’s ward is accused of petty wrongdoing. As the charges escalate into familial acrimony and worse, Violet determines that a scheme is afoot to discredit the young man.
Unraveling the mystery before a criminal investigation goes too far will require that Sebastian and Violet trust one another as they haven’t in years. They can get to the bottom of the unfortunate developments at the house party, but can they solve the mystery of how to be husband and wife in more than name?
Sad to see it end
This is one of my favorite cozy mystery series. I took away one star because I don’t want it to end and I would have like one more chapter. I mean we waited 8 books. One more chapter should have been included.
I love all the characters even the ones I’m not supposed to like. Sebastian was my favorite so thank you for writing him. Ann is such a great female character. And her and Violet together made my feminine heart sing! I didn’t want to like Hugh at the beginning but alas there was nothing but to fall for their Frenchman.
Please write more. I don’t want to stop reading about these wonderful characters.
I highly recommend “Lady Violet Says I Do”
Sebastian MacHeath married Lady Violet when she was pregnant, long after being widowed, to protect her from disgrace and her babe from bastardy. What Violet didn’t know was that Sebastian had fallen in love with her years earlier and been denied her hand in marriage by her father. When they attend a house party, they endeavor to solve the mystery of the dangerously escalating petty pranks that occur. Along the way, can they learn to trust each other and lean on one another as the lovers they hope to become? As always, Ms. Burrowes writes a beautiful story with period appropriate dialog and moral values, concocting a story whose satisfying outcome is revealed only at the very end, but with characters the reader comes to love and understand. I highly recommend “Lady Violet Says I Do” as well as the entire Lady Violet series. This book was provided by the author without any requirement for a review, positive or otherwise. All opinions are 100% my own.