The characters were very believable and the circumstances as well. I enjoyed the story and the influx of historical facts to learn upon. Highly recommended reading!!
A delightful tale full of intrigue and romantic tension. The heroine is a strong role that keeps the proverbial fur flying! A great read.
Anthony, Lord Beale, did not want his sickly, musical-genius nephew to marry Eleanor, thinking she, an American, was a nefarious gold-digger. Too late was he in his objections for they had already married and then moved from London to Naples. From the first time Anthony saw Eleanor, the day he visited to try to "buy her off," he was strangely attracted to her.......
This is an interesting story involving love, mystery and danger.
Interesting characters...good story.
Loved it tho I am a big fan of Candace Camp so like everything she writes - the ending was a bit of a surprise
a fun book about victorian england for a sunday read.
Great book! It was the first I had read of Ms. Camp's and I was pleasantly surprised. Humor, a bit of romance, and intrigue.
Eleanor has always been looked on askance as "the bossy American" by London society, the very antithesis of British virtue and propriety. Now, at the death of her husband, she has been appointed trustee to his estate, and the proverbial fur is flying. Infuriated, her mother-in-law sends Lord Anthony Neale to put an end to Eleanor's nefarious gold-digging ways.
Anthony and Eleanor clash immediately. He thinks she's a siren who uses beauty to entrap men. She thinks he's a haughty, cold English snob. Despite their initial misgivings, they are increasingly drawn to each other. But someone is threatening Eleanor, and as the break-ins and other malicious activities begin to pile up... it's Anthony who tops the list of probable suspects.
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner -
On the coast of the Kingdom of Naples, Eleanor Scarborough cremates her beloved spouse renowned composer Sir Edmund. Still grieving her loss, the widow travels to London where his family, especially his drama queen mother Honoria quickly spreads the word that Eleanor is an unwanted "bossy American". When the Dowager learns that her son named his wife as estate trustee, she goes berserk that this gold digging adventuress holds the purse strings; when she finds ashes and not a corpse she accuses Eleanor of killing her offspring and burning the evidence.
Melodramatic Honoria demands her brother Lord Anthony Neale investigate the outrageous American. He agrees mostly to shut her up. However, as he and his nephew's widow argue, an unknown third party begins causing problems that are becoming increasingly dangerous leading to Eleanor and Anthony to wonder if someone murdered Edmund.
A DANGEROUS MAN is a delightful Regency romantic mystery starring two likable courageous and eccentric protagonists and the shocked Ton led by the mother-in-law who scorns their behavior. The whodunit is cleverly developed to bring suspense to the story line and serve as an impetus for matchmaking the lead couple. Candace Camp is at her best with this one sitting amateur sleuth romance.
Candace Camp never disappoints. Can't wait for her next book.
nice strong heroine and an interesting mystery. writing could be better
A really good read, you will enjoy the suspense and tension.