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
Emily weeps in almost every chapter of this book. Every. Chapter. If she were actually broken up about events...more
Laurent: Are you simple-minded? Do you not understand the...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
El caso de asesinato de este número es interesante, sobre todo por lo que afecta de modo personal a los protagonistas. Como siempre, sublimes los cameos de...more
I only recently discovered Tasha Alexander's Lady Emily series. Since then, I've devoured the first four books, but I found this installment to be a disappointment. It started strong. Ms. Alexander wasted no time getting to the mystery element of the story - Lady Emily stumbles upon the victim of a Jack the Ripper-esque murder within the first few pages. She is Edith Prier, a madwoman recently...more
In this installment, our lead characters have been transported from the Ottoman Empire--the site of Alexander's last book--to Normandy. The change brings Emily and Colin to the home of Colin's disapproving mother, Lady Hargreaves. And what an interesting creature she is! While she and Emily have their battles, her addition to the series is quite welcome and I look forward to the added element of adventure she is sure to add.
Two other characters return...more
I once again thoroughly enjoyed this adventure of Emily and Colin. I don't know if it was because I read this on vacation and finished it in a couple days instead of weeks or if I just enjoyed this one more but I felt like this was one of my favorite in the series.
This one finds Emily and Colin at his mo...more
I can understand her being upset about her miscarriage and not sure exactly what mixture of grief/guilt/relief she should feel. However, the constant battle with Colin over her freedom was very tedious and wearing. I also find the constant emphasis on her intellectual achievements to be annoying.
Otherwise, I enjoyed the storyline and characters. I always like to read Gothic novels set in o...more
The relationship between Emily and her husband Colin feels very stage-acted, like there should be dramatic music and lots of sweeping across the stage with overly dramatic gestures. I'm also not a fan of the over-the-top modern attitudes of Emily and her husband regarding feminism and Emily's notion of...more
Minotaur Books, 2010
Mystery; Historical; Romance
I think I'm done with this series. When I started it, I enjoyed the lightness, Lady Emily's independent streak, and her flirtation with Colin. While this book began promisingly, it went downhill in a confusion of identities, motivations, and vastly different characterizations.
First off Emily is supposed to be so independent and smart and yet I find little actual evidence of that....more
When the book begins Lady Emily is dealing with the grief of a miscarriage. If that isn't enough, Emily finds she must contemplate the new and daunting task of fusing together the wife her husband wants to protect, the daughter-in-law her mother-in-law expects, and the independent, free-minded woman she was before tragedy struck her. When Emily finds that investigating a murder is...more