Dangerous to Know (Lady Emily #5)
Returning from her honeymoon with Colin Hargreaves and a near brush with death in Constantinople, Lady Emily convalesces at her mother-in-law's beautiful estate in Normandy. But the calm she so desperat...more
Laurent: Are you simple-minded? Do you not understand the...more
Emily weeps in almost every chapter of this book. Every. Chapter. If she were actually broken up about events...more
So, yeah, Colin is pretty much the only reason I'm in this series. Keep creating great men like him, and your...more
Most series, I confess, start to go stale on me after several books, but this series was absolutely not like that! After reading the first one, I felt impelled to inhale them one after another, and my only disappointment is that I got through all of them so quick.
I'm also a fan of Deanna Raybourn, but this series is so much better. For one thing, I'm a stickler for historical...more
Dangerous to Know picks up immediately where the previous book left off. Emily and her dashing husband Colin Hargreaves are recuperating from their tragic honeymoon in Istanbul, where Emily was shot and lost their unborn baby in t...more
Dangerous to Know finds Lady Emily and her lovely husband Colin find themselves at his mother's home in France for Emily to recuperate after being shot, and loosing a baby. Emily is finding it hard t...more
I liked this book a lot better than the last. In Dangerous to Know we find Lady Emily and Colin in Normandy, visiting Colin's mother. On the first page of the book, Emily comes across the murdered body of a young woman. No waiting around for the action, here.
I was very pleased to see the return of the delightfully mischievous and charming Sebastian Capet. He and Emily's friend Cecile m...more
Very interesting outing in this series. On the surface, the action is not as exciting and life-threatening as that in the previous book (Tears of Pearl). Indeed, it reads like an old-fashioned gothic--moody, atmospheric; full of truly insane people and, possibly, a ghost child.
It starts with Colin deciding that Emily needs some peace and quiet to recover from her injuries (physical and mental) and that his mother's home in Normandy would be the perfect places. Big Error all around. Emily is will...more
The two most important women in Collin's life take a long time to warm up to each other before discovering more in common than their love for Collin. Part of it revolves around solving the mystery of a grisly body discovered by Emily on a solitary ride....more
I forget sometimes while reading historical novels like this that things were so much different for women back then. Though I understood where Colin was coming from in wanting to forbid Emily from participating in certain as...more
I really disliked Colin's treatment of Emily in the book. I realize that it may be typical of the era, but I didn...more
Determined to seek justice for her death, Emily and her husband, Colin, begin to investigate, but as they delve deeper into the mystery, they find connections to a ghost girl, an asylum and even Jack the Ripper.
Who did it? I’m not telling! You’ll just have to read the book to find out and believe me it’...more
I don't quite understand the dislike some reviewers expressed for Emily in this story. It seems reasonable to me that a woman would be a bit weepy who lost her baby and feels unreasonable guilt that her fear and hesitancy at being a mother led to that loss. And Colin's over reaction also seems like a reasonable response. Then again,...more
Although I must say that I found myself peeved at Lady Emily several times in this book -- yes, peeved. She's been through a lot in a short time, no doubt. And having Sebastian show up again, plus the body she found so horridly murdered, plus the mystery of the ghost-girl (or is she real?) who seems to be haunting Emily... Yes, I can see why Emil...more
I also enjoy the sense of place and history in these novels, and this one is no exception. A large part of the story line involves treatment of and attitudes toward the mentally ill during this time period....more