Lady Ella Myerston comes to visit Brook, the Duchess of Stafford, wanting to learn more about the mysterious red diamonds that have caused so much trouble. Her brother, Brice, is of no help to her where the diamonds are concerned, so she goes to Stafford, determined to do her own research.
The Earl of Cayton has turned his life around in the last year. He's learned from his past mistakes and he wants to be a good father to his young daughter Addie, now that her mother is gone.
Ella and Cayton cross paths, and get swept into the intrigue surrounding the diamonds, will they be able to keep the Fire Eyes from falling into the wrong hands?
I liked Cayton and how he has really changed a lot, and is dedicated to his new faith in Christ, and turning a new leaf. But as things with the diamonds escalate and Lord Rushworth and his daughter, Catherine, arrive he must make tough decisions about how far he is willing to go to protect the diamonds.
Ella has a compassionate spirit, she tries to befriend Catherine after seeing her pain at losing her son. Ella is a friendly and vivacious young woman, who is much more mature that others give her credit for, she is discerning and relies daily on her faith.
I also really liked Kira Belova, another in search of the diamonds. She is a multi-talented young woman, who left a lot behind in Russia.
Overall, a wonderful read full of surprises, and it was wonderful to finally have a conclusion to the Fire Eyes saga that has been a constant in all three books of the series.I loved the friendship between Ella and Cayton and how their relationship develops throughout the book, the make each other better and come to depend on each other over the course of their time together. There is excellent dialogue and many interesting characters. A fantastic read for lovers of Edwardian fiction!
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