Never A Mistress, No Longer A Maid by Maureen Driscoll
Rated 5 out of 5 White Roses.
Content rated with the Pale Pink Rose.
The day of reckoning has finally arrived for Jane Wetherby. It is the only day she has been hoping would never happen. Lord Edward Kellington finally found her, which means her secret will be a secret no more.
Seven years ago, Jane had saved Ned’s life while serving as a nurse for the military. He, thinking she was some widow, lonely for attention, seduced her. Then when the next day came to pass, they each went their separate ways and neither has heard from the other since. However, Jane didn’t precisely help the situation any when she didn’t even give Ned her real name. He had searched for her afterwards, but of course, she just couldn’t be found.
Now, here he is. Not only is he back in Jane’s life, he also knows her real name this time, and everyone in town is saying he’s set to marry another woman. She cannot let him know that she’s never forgotten the time they spent together in Belgium. And she most certainly cannot let him know about the daughter they have who undoubtedly has his green eyes.
One of the best things about being a reviewer (beyond reading the books, of course!) is finding out about a new author who happens to bring forth a tale that not only surprises you but also puts you on the edge of your seat, wanting more. And truth be told, Ms. Driscoll did just that. Never A Mistress, No Longer A Maid was quite riveting and I found myself charmed by its story.
There is actually a great many elements to Never A Mistress, No Longer A Maid. It’s not a story of a poor little rich boy -it’s a story that actually is able to highlight the good and bad sides of the upper as well as lower echelon of society. Best part is, it’s able to do it with a subtle touch of humor. Now, I admit that at times it was a little bit predictable but that didn’t stop it from providing an entertaining read. To put it simply, the story was brilliant.
Bring on the Kellingtons, I say! Bring them on.
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Never a Mistress, No Longer a Maid (Kellington Book One) sold by Amazon Kindle, May 2011.