Prelude for a Lord by Camille Elliot ~ Review

Prelude for a LordLucie's Review:  Spellbinding!!!

I was quickly drawn into the story and I couldn't put it down!

Lady Alethea Sutherton is a heroine that is very easy to connect with, she is smart, strong, and talented. Alethea plays the violin, an instrument that is socially unacceptable for a woman to play in 1810. But this is not just any violin, it is the instrument left to her by her teacher, mentor, and friend, Lady Arkright when she died.
When someone tries to buy and then steal the violin, Alethea's aunt asks a friend for help, who in turn enlists the assistance of Lord Dommick.
Dommick is not without problems of his own, such as protecting his sister Clare from a treacherous suitor, and making sure that her season is a success. But after meeting Alethea, he is drawn to the mystery of the violin...

There is so much to love about this book. The setting is realistic, and gives a real feel for the social restrictions and interactions of life in Bath. The dialogue was so well, not only engaging but also perfectly appropriate for the era.

I loved the wide array of side characters who added color and dimension to the plot, especially the camaraderie between Domick and his friends Ian and Raven. Also the relationship between Alethea and her half-sister, Lucy.

The mystery, was well done, and compelling, also fitting erfectly with the faith aspects of this wonderful read!

This is the best regency novel that I have read in a while. It perfectly combines mystery, suspense, romance, action, interaction, poignancy, along with touches of humor. And there is so much more that I haven't even mentioned in in this review! Highly recommend!

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