I love it when a good mystery comes together… and this was a good mystery!
Stella Kendrick is an American heiress on holiday with her father. They are to attend the wedding of Viscount Lyndhurst. To her dismay, upon arriving, Stella finds out the mysterious bride is none other than herself! She’s immediately put off by the arrogant Lyndhurst, but things take a turn for the worse when she and “Lyndy” find the vicar who was to marry them dead in the library.
Now, everyone is a suspect as Stella and Lyndy work together to find who murdered the vicar. It seems almost everyone has a motive of some kind, and when other thefts and attacks happen, the stakes are raised. Can they solve the mystery? And will Stella ever learn the rules of etiquette she must to become the perfect bride? Does she even want to?
This was such a delightful book. Stella was a joy. She’s bright and vivacious. She’s confident and knows exactly who she is. Everyone around her, save for Lyndy, is perfectly horrible. Her father is an abusive boor, Lyndy’s mother is rude and haughty, and the guests are downright cruel. But Stella and Lyndy somehow rise above all that.
The mystery is quite good, too. I have to admit, I was kept guessing up until the very last. I thought I’d solved it, and then there was another twist. I love it when books can surprise me.
This was a good start to what looks to be a series of mysteries starring Stella and Lyndy. I look forward to reading more of their adventures.
Four out of five stars
Expected Publication Date: May 28, 2019