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The Disappearance of Lady Edith

(The Undaunted Debutantes #1)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  491 ratings  ·  70 reviews
One tragic night changed sensible, proper Lady Edith Pelton’s life: when her best friend fell to her death, pushed down a flight of stairs by a nefarious lord. Now, Edith dedicates her time to watching the man she thinks is responsible, while gathering information to expose other scoundrels posing as gentlemen of honor about London. When her spying is noticed by a perfect ...more
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Published May 23rd 2017 by La Loma Elite Publishing
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Sonya Heaney
I requested The Disappearance of Lady Edith to review largely because the cover caught my eye (we’ll ignore the truckload of makeup the woman is wearing in a time no respectable lady would wear any!).

While this is a highly readable book, there were so many little errors peppered throughout that it chipped away at my patience until I no longer enjoyed the story.

The mistakes range from the usual Americanisms, to facts about Regency England anyone writing in this genre should know.

For example:

• You
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, netgalley
I adored this book! It combines historical romance and mystery, which I love those two genres together. It starts with the possible murder of Edith's friend and from there we start a journey with Edith to find out the truth. I loved Edith! She was a strong character who held her own against threats. I loved the humorous moments with her and Triston. I did get a little annoyed about Triston being compared to Adonis, which happened a lot but I still liked him as well. It was a short read but I lov ...more
Tracy DeNeal
Feb 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Triston and Edith

A murder mystery ensues on the wedding night of one of her dearest friends. Lady Edith finds herself embroiled in an investigation along with her two friends that none of them are equipped to conduct.

Triston, Lord Torrington is an honorable man who has been terribly wronged in his past. His only desire is to keep his name scandal free and assist his young sisters with their first season. Unfortunately, he stumbles upon Lady Edith's investigation and she's underfoot with her gol
Despite its dark beginning it was a light and charming story with a good premise.
Two sweet, innocent people met by chance and incurred in a series of unexpected events that eventually took them to find true love in each other’s arms.

Lady Edith was part of a group of friends always on missions to find out what exactly happened the night their friend Tilda died as well as revealing cheaters, liars, rakes, and all kinds of scums to the world. She and Triston met by chance while she was in one of
Caitlyn Lynch
Jun 02, 2017 rated it liked it
The Disappearance Of Lady Edith is the first in a new series called The Undaunted Debutantes, following three young girls as they seek justice for the death of their best friend on her wedding night.

I love Christina McKnight's writing and I've raved about her books before, but for me, this one doesn't quite hit the spot. The premise is fine, I like the protagonists well enough, but the whole thing takes place over just a few days and feels extremely rushed.

On their first meeting, Viscount Torr
I found this book while poking around on netgalley looking for something new to read. The cover caught my eye (the yellow and green are lovely) and the blurb sounded fun. An historical romance with a dash of mystery? Sign me up! So, I was excited to receive an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

And, honestly, I really enjoyed this story! It is 188 pages, so somewhere between a novella and a short novel and I easily read it during a long flight. But, for the story, the length worked well! You g
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
The disappearance of Lady Edith was my first historical romance read, so I was pretty excited to read it and I have to admit that my initial excitement was well paid off and this book didn't disappoint me even a bit.

Lady Edith is a headstrong woman, determined, sensible and brave. She has set out along with her friends to find out whether her childhood friend Tilda's newly wed husband was responsible for Tilda's mysterious death on her wedding night. I loved Lady Edith's character right from the
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received this book from net galley for an honest review. Thank you!!

This novel was an enjoyable and quick read. The plot flowed very quickly and had a few twists. This novel contains romance, mystery, and adventure.
Ladies Edith, Lucianna, and Ophelia found one of their best friends dead after she supposedly fell down the stairs. Their friend had just married a duke and one of them heard an argument between them. This leads them to prove that the duke was responsible for their friend's death.
Linda J.
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I purchased as part of a 3 book bundle the author offered called THE UNDAUNTED DEBUTANTES SERIES.

I did enjoy how the H/h met, made me laugh. If she was spotted in the tree, which seemed to be close to the road, she would be ruined. Several other times, rules seemed to not be adhered too. Still, I enjoyed the story even though some editing/spelling issues too.

The h and her friends believe their friend was murdered. That part of the story is not handled in this one, of course I have two more boo
Isha Coleman
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
One tragic night has lead three women on a journey of danger, courage and love. Christina McKnight, begins her Undaunted Debutantes series with a bang. The Disappearance of Lady Edith is a story of betrayals, danger and the quest for justice. The death of a close friend has pushed Lady Edith to the edge. She wants someone to pay and she needs answers. Her determination catches the eye of a possible suitor, but also puts her in more danger than she could ever have imagined. The lure of the chase ...more
Cathy Geha
The Disappearance of Lady Edith by Christina McKnight
The Undaunted Debutantes #1

Potential is there but there were so many things that didn’t ring true. I can’t imagine a young “lady” in early 1800’s London being allowed to run free without a chaperone whether on a horse or without one. Being up in a tree spying? Leaving public gardens to follow a man…and into a questionable neighborhood? Three friends searching for the killer of their friend might be possible just as they might desire to prevent
Debbie Borthwick
Mar 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book was frustrating to read, I did finish it but only to see how it would end. As it turned out, it doesn't end...the mystery isn't solved. I didn't enjoy it at all and I do not recommend it if you are an historical romance reader. ...more
Kara J. Lelinski
Started good, but fell apart

This is my first book from this author. And my last. While I'm always on the lookout lookout for new authors to add to my collection I already have several dozen of authors I really enjoy & quite a few other new ones to give a chance to that I can't be bothered with any authors that annoy or disappoint me.

Annoyances: I hate when authors use antiquated words or phrases (presumably in a misguided attempt to remind readers it's a period piece. All it actually does is cau
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given a copy of the book for an honest review.

The four close friends were talking and gossiping at the end of Tilda's wedding to Lord Abercorn. Giggles and happiness filled the room. The girls decided that they had better go to bed and send Tilda to her wedding bed. Before the girls got to their rooms, thud. They looked to find their dear friend not moving at the bottom of the stairs dead. Luci just knew it was the doing of Abercorn. Ophelia, Luci, and Edith set out to prove it. Edith was
Nikita (Njkinny's Blog)

The Disappearance of Lady Edith by Christina McKnight attracted me because of the blurb that promised a brain teasing, spine tingling mystery and a heart thumping historical romance and I am so happy I decided to pick this book up to read!

I enjoyed every second spent reading it. There are two mysteries in this book. One is the murder of Edith's best friend which runs in the background and will continue in the next book and the other is the mystery of Edith
Twinsie Talk Angie J
May 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
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OMG She did it to me again!! She shocked me with this book!! I loved the darkness of the opening prologue and then the mystery that surrounded the story!! The Who-Done-It was great and a great way to weave the story of T
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, romance
I enjoyed this book by Christina McKnight, but it felt too short. I read the ebook version so I don’t actually know how many pages the book was, but there just seemed like so much more needed to happen before the book ended. It is the first book in her series so I am hoping some of the lingering questions will be resolved in future books.
Lady Edith Pelton firmly believes in facts. She will not allow her friends to ruin anyone’s reputation solely based on rumor. They must have facts which is why
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2017
It begins with a tragedy. On the night of her wedding, Lady Tilda falls or is pushed down the stairs to her death. Her new husband, the Duke of Abercorn, doesn’t seem to be terribly upset about it. Even though they have not been able to prove the Duke is responsible for her death, Tilda’s closest friends, Ladies Edith, Luci, and Ophelia are determined to find the evidence they need to prove his guilt.

We next see the friends in London about a year later. The girls are still trying to prove Aberc
Feb 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Lady Edith, Lady Ophelia and Lady Lucianna are all very good friends. They were with their good friend the evening of her wedding which was also the evening she died at the foot of a grand staircase.

Edith and her friends believe that Tilda was murdered by her groom. They are attempting to prove it.

Edith is caught spying while up in a tree. Triston, Viscount Torrington, wants to to know exactly what Edith is doing in one of his father's trees. When she falls from the tree, they have their introdu
Martha B.
Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love Happens Unexpectedly

Lady Edith and her best friend's lives were changed in an instant. For that reason, Lady Edith's current focus is not on dancing around a ballroom, but sitting up in a tree.

Deception and betrayal changed Lord Torrington's life two years ago. As much as he hates the idea, for now, his focus is on his two sisters as he plays escort during their first London season.

For some reason, The Disappearance of Lady Edith was at the back of my Kindle. Which is odd since I like Chr
May 18, 2017 rated it liked it
“The disappearance of Lady Edith” started quite dramatically with the death of Tilda on the night of her wedding to the Duke of Abercorn. Three of her friends, Ladies Edith, Lucianna, and Ophelia, present in the house at the time of the death believe the duke to have pushed Tilda to her death and vow to uncover his guilt.
A year after Tilda’s death, the three ladies find themselves still unable to ascertain his unequivocal guilt. It is only when Triston, Viscount Torrington, finds Lady Edith, spy
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When a mutual friend dies Lady Edith becomes the principal investigator (from among her 2 remaining friends) to bring the supposed murderer to justice. It also brings Triston into her life which complicates things a bit, especially since Edith thinks he has something to hide. Edith and her 2 friends are determined that no other woman will become the victim of a dishonorable man. Now Edith has to investigate two men, but she might have bitten off more than she can chew with Triston as she also th ...more
Tina Ullrich
May 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Disaster meets hope. After the tragedy of their friends death, the remaining search for proof to bring the Duke she married to justice. In watching the Duke, Lady Edith falls from a tree at the feet of Lord Triston Torrington. With not knowing what is going on, now Triston wants answers.
Lady Edith wants the truth about what happened.

With madcap adventurous spirit Lady Edith follows Lord Trust in from Hyde Park not knowing his destination, only to find herself almost ruined. Now she is in a box n
Teri Donaldson
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First off, the cover is beautiful and invites the reader to open the book. Secondly, the prologue drew me right in. What really happened to Tilda? Why wasn't her new husband more distressed at seeing the state of his new bride? What are Edith, Luci and Ophelia going to do?
Fast forward nearly a year and Triston and Edith have their first meeting. Sparks flew from that moment. I enjoyed each of their meetings, their escapades and their good hearts. There were some interesting twists and turns in t
Kelly  The Sassy Book Lover
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*I received a copy from the author via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

What a great start to a new series! This one had twists and mysteries that I couldn't figure out fully and I love that. I was not expecting the reason that she disappeared or who was behind it at all and never knew what was going to happen next with it everything. I loved their first meeting so much! The ending was perfect and I can't wait for the next one to see how the story unfolds.

Edith is very different. She w
Deb Diem
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Disappearance of Lady Edith is a phenomenal historical romance by Christina McKnight. Ms. McKnight has produced a well-written book populated with a stellar cast of characters. Edith and her friends are convinced their friend Tilda was pushed down the stairs, to her death, by her new husband the Duke of Abercorn on her wedding night. Triston spots Edith in a tree on his father's property while she's spying on Abercorn. Triston has agreed to his father's wishes and will accompany his sister d ...more
Amanda Richardson
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
"The Disappearance of Lady Edith" is a clean, historical romance that was enjoyable. Edith is spying on a duke, trying to find incriminating information on him and prove that he killed her friend on their wedding night. She is stuck in a tree on Triston's property when he scares her out and Triston is happily greeted by her knickers.
Triston is surprised, and intrigued, by the woman in his tree. What is she doing on his father's property and why is she in a tree?
Edith and Triston keep meeting in
Jan Goodard
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is one of those books you want to read from beginning to end without putting it down. Unfortunately other responsibilities need to take priority. This book begins a new series by Christina McKnight about three friends who are trying to prove their friend was killed by her husband, the Duke of Abercorn o their wedding night. Several years later, Edith and Triston, Viscount Torrington meet when she falls at his feet while spying on the Duke. From there we have a fast paced story that is delig ...more
Nov 25, 2020 rated it did not like it
I'm not sure what this is, but it's not really a romance.

The whole story is very rushed and there is no real romance in it. I'm not talking about the fact it's "clean". That's fine. There's simply not a lot of interaction between the two main characters. They talk a few times and suddenly they're in love and getting married. There's nothing that really leads us to that point. By the end, they are still pretty much strangers and never at any point did it feel like they'd made any kind of connecti
Debra Martin
May 15, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a very quick read and I had figured out the plot early on. I've read lots of Regency romances and I thought Lady Edith had much too much freedom for a gently bred lady of the times. Whenever she went out, she should have at least had a maid with her, but that didn't seem to be the case at all.
Viscount Torrington had a decent backstory, but I was continually thrown by the spelling of his given name, Triston. It seemed so out of place for an English lord.

Unfortunately, the book was riddl
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