Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dangerous to Know

Dangerous to Know (Lady Emily, #5)Dangerous to Know by Tasha Alexander

On the library stacks: Adult fiction/Mystery
Series: Lady Emily #5

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

I really liked the first three books in this series. Book four was a disappointment, but thankfully this book is much better than the last one. In this installment, Lady Emily and her husband are busy recuperating from their adventure in Constantinople at his mother's country estate in Normandy, France. When Emily comes upon a gruesome murder scene unexpectedly while out for a ride with her horse one day, she wants to get to the bottom of the horrific crime.

But Emily's husband isn't so sure he wants her involved. After what happened in Constantinople, he would much rather that Emily keep herself safe, and return to her academic pursuits of studying Greek and cataloging artwork. Emily knows that what she wants does not conform with society's expectations of her, but she is having a hard time giving up the equality she was used to with Colin previously.

I actually really enjoyed delving into Lady Emily's personal domestic life a little more. It's not as perfect as it once seemed, and that makes it seem more believable. I heartily recommend this series for those who love historical fiction with a dash of mystery.

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Source: Library


Joanne said...

Completely agree -- the first three books in the series are the best, with #5 introducing a few issues that will be interesting to explore in future books.sivante

Joanne said...

Oops! Please excuse the word "sivante' -- I typed the verification word!

Tricia said...

Joanne: Agreed. This book has re-engaged me in this series!