This Lucknow is very different from the Indian town of Lucknow. A small countrystyle town where everyone knows everyone else's business. Maybe not the best place for a townie like Rosie to go settle down with her sister, after her husband walked out on her.
Rosie finds herself almost abandoned when her husband without any inkling walks out on her and their infant son. Very quickly she finds herself homeless, with no money and Rosie is the helpless kind. Landing on her sister's doorstep at her invitation Rosie finds that adapting to this country life is not going to be that easy. Juliette seems hell bent on setting her up with the local laird, whose ideas regarding a future partner is genealogy and how adaptable and capable a woman is. Feelings are not taken into account at all. Rosie for whatever reason (ours not to reason why) is swept into this relationship despite the lukewarm feelings on her side, merely for convenience and financial security. On the sidelines is another attractive man who is just the opposite of our laird but for whom Rosie feels a kindred spirit.
What would Rosie do and how she does it is this story. It seems a little contrived throughout but it was a pleasant read for a weekend.
Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Threekookaburras.