Millicent Ashton wanted to go home where she understood the people and the climate. Where she thrilled to the sounds, sights and smells.
For the plumper than usual, not quite debutante, recently returned from India to the bosom of the ton, things are not going smoothly. In fact decidedly badly.
I do wonder about the nose jewel. After all there were unspoken rules about dress and decorum in Regency times. A young unmarried woman from India may not be the one to flout them. However with the unkindness Millie experiences, the non wearing of the nose ring would have been a trifling drawback.
Enter Alexander Radley, Marquess of Brooke, and brother to her newly found friend, Lucy.
My it was a nice change to have the manly swain smitten first. Usually it's the other way around. Kudos to the author for this diverting twist that starts a train of wryly misunderstood happenstances.
Nothing about the path to true love for these two is smooth. Indeed, it's decidedly rocky! Communiques go astray, events are misinterpreted, and love has a jolly hard time finding its way!
An amusing and pleasant read
A NetGalley ARC