Lord Edward's Mysterious Treasure

Pub Date   |   Archive Date 20 Nov 2017

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I didn't like this story as much as the other 3 books in the series. The hero, Edward, is first attracted to Delphine but then started to sense that something was not quite right with her (that is putting it mildly). I just didn't like this character. Yes, she added conflict to the story, but I was over her pretty quickly into the story. I did like Marguerite but I didn't think she was a very strong heroine. While I didn't enjoy this story as much as the others in the series, I'm still excited to see what Marek has in store for us next!
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Compelling Victorian Mystery! Marek's novel takes us to Brittany and a gothic Victorian type mystery with a romantic interest. The scholarly Lord Edward Tremaine, son of the Marquess and Marchioness of Penworth, is lured to Brittany's coast and the forbidding Chateau Morvan by his friend Antoine on the pretext of being able to interview Tony's great grandfather, the vicomte de Morvan. Edward is excited at this possibility of direct research into the Breton rebellion, and relationship between the peasants of the area and the aristocracy during the French Revolution. Antoine really wants Edward to help search for lost treasure from that time. Edward reminds me of a Tom Conti or Oscar...

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Lord Edward Tremaine was tempted to The Chateau de Morvan, by his friend Tony. It seems like the attic housed all kinds of letters and documents. He wanted to see them and maybe write a book. Mlle. Marguerite Benda is from a very talented family of musicians, singers and composers. She bought with her to the chateau, her cousin, her aunt and Horace. I found this to be a very complicated story. There was so much going on. One of them was poisoning people,. he fell in love with Marguerite. Mlle Delphine de Roncaille was beautiful but a little odd. Horace was a simpleton and her aunt Mme. d'Hivers tried to help her take care of Delphine, there is more. The characters were so life like and...

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I received a copy of this title from the publisher for an honest review. This was a 3.25 star read for me which rounded down to 3 stars. Lord Edward's Mysterious Treasure is part of the Victorian Adventures, but I wasn't aware of this when I read the title and it worked very well as a stand alone. Lord Edward (Ned), is the younger son of an earl and has led a charmed life to date. He spends his time researching history and leapt at an invitation from his friend Tony to travel to visit his ancestral family home in France. Ned arrives to find a large gloomy chateau and assorted extended family in residence. Tony's great-grandfather the viscomte is bedridden with uncertain health and...

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This is my first book by Marek, and although I like her prose, I'm less fond of the Gothic plotline and the characters. It started with our hero, Lord Edward, arriving at an ancient French chateau at the request of his friend to assist in hunting down a missing family treasure. There he was met by a motley crew consisting of said friend as well as a beautiful but troubled young girl, her serious black-enveloped female cousin and their older female relation - all waiting for the death of the elderly vicomte and owner of the castle and the potentially promised inheritance. Edward started off not much of a hero, dreadfully naive, a self-confessed romantic who jumped at the opportunity to...

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A truly intense story filled with life's mishaps, grand delusions, love, murder even madness. A story filled with curious and madcap characters, that gives the book its deep intensity. The storyline is absolutely a delightful one, along with its madcap characters, ah the ever so titillating growing attraction between the prickly Miss Benda and Lord Edward. Outside of being an intense and captivating story, it’s also very enticing and beautiful. Imagine the Vicomte acting all demented and sometimes very irrational, to think he suddenly returns to his collective self when the treasure was found, rather selective of him, I think, he pulled the wool over their heads just to get their...

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A very good Historical Romance with mystery and romance. Really enjoyed reading.
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loved the book, must read the first three, some very interesting characters
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This highly detailed historical romance is well-written and full of surprises! If you enjoy romances with a large cast of characters with a variety of motives and secrets, then this book is sure to please. The vivid historical details and mystery sub-plot really bring this story to life! It's worth noting that I have been very busy lately and haven't had much time to sit and read a book, so I let my Kindle app read this to me in that horrible, robotic voice. If I can enjoy book as much as I enjoyed this one while it's being read by a robot, then you know it's good! Note: I received a digital ARC of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review. ---------------...

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