Book Review

‘The Daring Exploits of a Runaway Heiress’ by Victoria Alexander

tdeoarh vaSTORY: To Do:
Swim naked in the moonlight
Play in a high stakes card game
Ride an elephant
Be painted sans clothing.
Take a lover…

Lucy Merryweather has inherited a fortune—and her great-aunt’s list of unfulfilled wishes. What better way to honor her memory than by accomplishing as many of them as possible? And with Lucy’s family an ocean away in New York, nothing stands in her way—if one ignores the private investigator hired to spy on her.

Yet Cameron Effington is infuriatingly difficult to ignore…

As a reporter, Cameron is always looking for a good story. An American heiress running rampant between Millworth Manor and Mayfair is the perfect subject. Not to mention captivating. And extremely kissable. And if Lucy believes he’s a detective? Well, the truth should never get in the way of a good story—or hinder delicious, impetuous passion…

REVIEW: January 1888 – Millworth Manor

Lucinda (Lucy) Merryweather is an American young woman who was named for her great-aunt and who received a fortune from her aunt left to her on her 21st birthday.  She is the daughter of a director of Graham, Merryweather, and Lockwood Banking and Trust of New York.  An intelligent and outgoing person, Lucy found a list of things that her great-aunt wish to do but never got to so Lucy has decided that she will do those things for her aunt.  To be able to spend time in London without her parents, she has hired a companion, Miss Clara West.

Cameron (Cam) Effington is the youngest son of Jonathan and Fiona, the Duke and Duchess of Roxborough.  Cameron has always wanted to write fiction but is not yet ready to write a book.  In the meantime, he has worked for Cadwallender’s Daily Messenger to gain experience with writing stories for the newspaper.  Cam’s father wants him to resign his job as he feels it is beneath him, but Cam refuses.  Cam’s father tells him that if can write a book, he can keep his job.  Now, Cam needs something to write about.

Cam knows Clara and when he meets Lucy and discovers her goal of experiencing many of her aunt’s dreams, he decides to become their friend and accompanies them on these adventures.  His idea is to write about these experiences that will give fodder for the novel he wants to write.

Thus, the adventures begin.  That is where I honestly began to get bored with this novel.  Indeed, Lucy participates in her adventures where some are rather tame and others not quite believable.  However, I am sure there are readers who will enjoy the adventures of Lucy.

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Complimentary copy provided by the publisher


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