About the Book:
Julianna Deering knows how to explore the human condition within the context of story in high fashion! I’d have never dreamed up a Regency weekend dress-up/mystery party among the elite as a setting for a truly dark and somewhat sad turn of events based upon greed and power. But she did this and more!
Deering creates a host of endearing characters whose hearts are transparent (for the most part) and their friendships deep and constant. This group gathers for a unique type of party, and as they come away from the “real” world, it seems the reality of greed and murder find them despite their best efforts to get away. There are newly-weds, and in-love-want-to be-married couples, as well as siblings thrown into the mix for good measure. Drew and Madeline Farthering are the central characters, and despite Drew’s reputation as one who can find the truth at the bottom of mysterious events, even he fails to see the truth right in front of him – too late for some, and almost too late for those dearest to him!
I think what I loved most about this story is the genuine relationships that become apparent among the characters in the novel. I dare say there are readers who will come to the pages of this novel that would love to find such genuine and loyal friendships! It is true that they are forced to deal with greed and murder in an up close and personal way, but they survive and thrive because they have each other to depend upon!
This is an enchanting tale that will captivate readers from beginning to end! I am happy to recommend this to anyone who enjoys a true cozy mystery!