Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Up and Coming: Diamonds and Deceit by Lelia Rasheed

Diamonds & Deceit (at Somerton) by Lelia Rasheed

Release Date: January 7, 2014

The lives and days of those who live at Somerton Manor are anything but relaxing. If you read the first book in the series, Cinders & Sapphires (see our full review), you know that there is enough intrigue, scandal and misunderstanding per page to just about singe your fingers.

In book two, we find ourselves following along with Ada, Charlotte and Rose as their seasons reach a dizzying peak. Ada, who longs to go to university and speak out about the rights of women, instead finds herself chaffing at an engagement. Charlotte, who can't imagine why yet another season is passing her by without a proposal and is not above taking matters into her own hands. And Rose, who never dreamed she'd ever have a season, can't figure out how to reconcile who she was with the girl who she now sees in her mirror dressed in one of a kind gowns.

And, if that's not enough for you, there are clandestine, forbidden relationships, gambling debts to be collected, dukes who long to be painters and a little matter of a murder that has yet to be dealt with...

This is a series with a ton of plot lines and characters clamoring for your attention. It makes the book speed along at a frantic pace and if you are a fan of historical dramas, you will undoubtedly get swept up in the stories of Somerton! Plus, there will be more to come in this series.

More to read

Friday Lit Spot Light- Guest Blogger Edition: Winter Historical Fiction to Warm Up With

Cinders and Sapphires by Leila Rasheed

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