Book Review of
A Quiet Life in the Country
Lady Emily Hardcastle is an eccentric widow with a secret past. Florence Armstrong, her maid and confidante, is an expert in martial arts. The year is 1908 and they’ve just moved from London to the country, hoping for a quiet life.
But it is not long before Lady Hardcastle is forced out of her self-imposed retirement. There’s a dead body in the woods, and the police are on the wrong scent. Lady Hardcastle makes some enquiries of her own, and it seems she knows a surprising amount about crime investigation…
As Lady Hardcastle and Flo delve deeper into rural rivalries and resentment, they uncover a web of intrigue that extends far beyond the village. With almost no one free from suspicion, they can be certain of only one fact: there is no such thing as a quiet life in the country.
This is the first book in the Lady Hardcastle series and I really enjoyed it. It was a fun, easy read. I look forward to reading more in this series!
2 thoughts on “A Quiet Life in the Country”
Hi Lynn. Based on your review I read this book recently and I liked it a lot. It was perfect for summer: fun and breezy, with likable characters and an intriguing plot. Thank you so much for recommending it. I will probably read some of the other books in the series at some point since this one was so much fun. You and Grace have a great blog and I enjoy it very much. Keep up the good work!
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