I have to say I’m hooked on this series. I enjoy each of the stories as well as the evolving dynamic between Frances and George.
As this one unfolds, very little is how it seems. I found that while I was right in many instances, I missed a turn here and there. And how are the newlyweds coming along? Some adjustments come easier than others to the couple who have each enjoyed a most independent lifestyle. A very engaging read. Will a honeymoon be next?
I highly recommend this cosy, murder mystery series. Each one is able to stand alone, yet at the same time builds towards the next one.
It’s five out of five for me.
Mystery is afoot again in “A Newlywed’s Guide to Fortune and Murder” with Dianne Freeman’s Frances and George having their wedded bliss disturbed when a viscountess is suspiciously unwell. Can they work out what is really going on, and get a young woman read for presentation whilst learning to live together? Of course they can!
This cast of characters is always a delight to be with and I look forward to the next in the series! Despite murder and investigation, the dialogue is always fun and engaging! If you enjoy a historical cosy mystery, this is a goodie! Five out of five on the enJOYment scale and highly recommended!
We received complimentary copies of the book from Kensington Books through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in these reviews are completely our own.
From the back cover:
With her new husband George busy on a special mission for the British Museum, Frances has taken on an assignment of her own. The dowager Viscountess Winstead needs someone to sponsor her niece, Kate, for presentation to Queen Victoria. Frances—who understands society’s quirks and constraints as only an outsider can—is the perfect candidate.
Kate is charming and intelligent, though perhaps not quite as sheltered as she might first appear. More worrying to Frances is the viscountess’s sudden deterioration. The usually formidable dowager has become shockingly frail, and Frances suspects someone may be drugging her. The spotlight falls on Kate, who stands to inherit if her aunt passes, yet there are plenty of other likely candidates within the dowager’s household, both above and belowstairs.
Joining forces with her beloved George, Frances comes to believe that the late viscount, too, was targeted. And with the dowager seeming to be in greater danger every day, they must flush out the villain before she follows in her husband’s footsteps, directly to the grave . . .