"I am Miss Lamberton. Miss Constance Lamberton. I hoped that you would employ me as your companion."
So it was that quiet, reserved Constance came to the household of the haughty but beautiful Lady Amelia. She would serve as the lady's chaperone throughout the season's many festivities, finding herself an unwitting accomplice in Lady Amelia's scheme to trap the very eligible Lord Philip into marriage.
But it was not Lady Amelia who won Lord Philip's heart. It was the pale, golden-eyed Constance herself. And very soon, Constance became Lady Philip Cautry. It was not a marriage made in heaven, but surely it would be in time.
But then Constance disappeared. Lord Philip didn't know how or why. All that mattered to him was the safe return of his beloved Constance.…
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Don't get me wrong, I love MC Beaton
This was an excellent Beaton title, if you are familiar with her books, this one will not disappoint, she is a real master of character, and she has some hilarious ones in this book
The reader was a bit stiff, not my favorite of the usual readers for Beaton
My only complaint with this book was the really annoying way that the husband kept doubting the wife in a completely unrealistic manner, I guess just to keep the plot going. This happens a lot in these books, first the two unlikely people get together, then there is some harebrained reason why they split up or fight, etc. don't read this book for the plot, the characters are the thing, imo