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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

A Regency Scandal by Alice Chetwynd Ley

Viscount Shaldon has had a disturbing childhood. His father has never actually shown any affection always associating his son with his mild mannered mother. Now the Duke wants or rather insists that his son marries Cynthia Lynley, an attractive girl who is their neighbour whose lands run alongside their own. Shaldon is not very keen on marriage but Cynthia is very beautiful and he feels that the match will not be that bad. Intrigue sets in very quickly however when an innocent girl gets unwittingly drawn into a scandalous past and when an employee of one of Shaldon's friends feels that he is put upon, and ignored and decides to take matters into his own hands. Past scandals buried for years are now being uncovered and the Viscount faces disinheritance and being ostracized from the aristocracy for the fault of his father. Uncovering the mystery, and to set things right is not easy because there is viciousness and jealousy behind the actions of a few. A Regency romance but with lots of other stuff coming in to make the story quite an intriguing one. Sent by Sapere Books for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.


  1. This does sound interesting. I like romance now and then, but always prefer one with substance, which it sounds like this one has.

  2. Sounds like a Regency soap opera - and I'd read it 😊

  3. This is not really the sort of thing I usually read but this does sound intriguing. Very good review.