So when a nobody vicar drops dead beside him at a party-political dinner, and his rabble-rousing uncle Plantagenet is bashed and left for dead in a laneway, Alec's foreboding deepens. Uncovering the vicar's true identity, Alec suspects the man was poisoned. Awards B. Career diplomat Alec Halsey returns to London and the shocking news his estranged elder brother, the Earl of Delvin, has not only killed his friend in a duel but become engaged to the woman he had hoped to marry. When Alec reluctantly attends a weekend house party to celebrate his brother's engagement, he gets more than he bargained for when a lady's maid is murdered, the bride-to-be is attacked, and a guest is shot dead When Alec reluctantly attends a weekend house party to celebrate his brother's engagement, he gets more than he bargained for when a lady's maid is murdered, the bride-to-be is attacked, and a guest is shot dead.
Alec uncovers a connection between these sinister acts and his brother's duel. He must also confront a cruel twist of fate that explains why his brother loathes him and will go to any lengths to discredit him in Polite Society. This is one Georgian page turner I savored until the very end. Medallion Honoree Spring Career diplomat Alec Halsey returns to London to the shocking news his estranged brother, the Earl of Delvin, has not only killed his friend in a duel but is engaged to the woman Alec hoped to marry. The dead man's mother wants Alec to investigate, so he reluctantly attends a weekend house party celebrating the engagement The dead man's mother wants Alec to investigate, so he reluctantly attends a weekend house party celebrating the engagement.
Houseguests get more than they bargained for when a lady's maid is murdered, the bride-to-be is attacked, and a guest is shot dead. Uncovering a connection between these sinister acts and his brother's duel, Alec confronts a cruel twist of fate and why his brother will go to any lengths to ruin him in Polite Society.
Alec, Lord Halsey is sent on a diplomatic mission to Midanich, imperial outpost of the Holy Roman Empire, to bargain for the freedom of imprisoned friends. Midanich is a place of great danger and dark secrets; a country at civil war; ruled by a family with madness in its veins.
For Alec it is a place of unspeakable memories from which he barely escaped and vowed never to return For Alec it is a place of unspeakable memories from which he barely escaped and vowed never to return. But return he must, if he is to save the lives of Emily St. Neots and Sir Cosmo Mahon. Midanich is a place of great danger and dark secrets; a country at civil war; ruled by a family with madness in its veins Character-driven amateur sleuth Non explicit mild violence Story length , words.
Letters and diary entries Non explicit mild violence Novellla 39, words Previously unpublished letters from the private correspondence of the Roxton family, spanning , including extracts from the diaries of Antonia, 5th Duchess of Roxton and 7th Duchess of Kinross. Audio Book Unabridged Narrated by: Alex Wyndham Length: 3 hrs and 14 mins Letters and diary entries Non explicit mild violence Previously unpublished letters from the private correspondence of the Roxton family, spanning , including extracts from the diaries of Antonia, 5th Duchess of Roxton and 7th Duchess of Kinross.
Just twelve years old, and drugged with laudanum to make her compliant, Deborah Cavendish is woken in the middle of the night and married off to a distraught boy not much older than herself. Years later, Deb stumbles across a wounded duelist in the forest, and it is love at first sight Years later, Deb stumbles across a wounded duelist in the forest, and it is love at first sight. Deb has no idea the wounded duelist is in truth her noble husband Julian Hesham, Marquess of Alston, returned to England after years in exile to claim his wife.
Remaining incognito, Julian is determined Deb will fall in love with him, not his title, and sets out to woo her before she can be seduced by a persistent suitor with ulterior motives. Their marriage, and the future of the Roxton dukedom depend upon it. Set in the opulent world of the aristocracy and inspired by real events, Lucinda Brant delivers another lavish 18th century experience in her trademark style—heart-wrenching drama with a happily ever after. Medallion honoree.
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The age of hedonism and enlightenment. Abandoned at the Court of Versailles, Antonia Moran attracts the lascivious attentions of the predatory Comte de Salvan Abandoned at the Court of Versailles, Antonia Moran attracts the lascivious attentions of the predatory Comte de Salvan. She orchestrates her escape through her familial connection to the all-powerful Duke of Roxton, a nobleman she has been warned against. But is Roxton a noble savior, or a satyr most despicable. Her unquestioning belief in him may just be his salvation.
She orchestrates her escape through her familial connection to the all-powerful Duke of Roxton, a nobleman she has been warned against Widowed and destitute, Lady Mary Cavendish is left with only her pride. Daughter of an earl and great-granddaughter to a Stuart King, expectations demand she remarry. But not just any man will do; her husband must rank among the nobility But not just any man will do; her husband must rank among the nobility. As always, Mary will do her duty and ignore her heart. He had to somehow contain her, protect her children, and those of Magnus and Jane.
He had to make it right. Yet, he loved his sister. Although seeing her diabolical side, he admired her intelligence and beauty. Lady Diana had one aim--to assist Lord Salt in his political career, by his side and bask in the light of his greatness. Full of spirit, a Regency animal lover, she had learned some very big lessons in her young life, but no longer the pure, virginal woman who at age 15 had told Antony she was going to marry him. She and Sir Antony banter quite humorously, providing much-needed levity to the dark intrigues just below the surface created by the machinations of Lady Diana.
Narrator Marian Hussey, with her distinct storytelling, gave much to this already intriguing book. I would highly recommend the series in audio. Mar 21, Fiona Ingram rated it it was amazing. Salt Redux is the second book in the Salt Hendon series, following on the loves and lives of the Earl of Salt Hendon and his Countess, the beautiful Jane. In the four years since their marriage, much has happened. Love and three children later, they think that happiness eternal is theirs and nothing can destroy their idyllic life.
Battling with his addictions, he has come t Salt Redux is the second book in the Salt Hendon series, following on the loves and lives of the Earl of Salt Hendon and his Countess, the beautiful Jane. This is possible because Lady Diana is, unfortunately, quite mad. She is obsessed with becoming the true Countess of Salt Hendon, and dislodging the woman she considers the usurper to her title, that is Jane. She has had four years of careful scheming and preparation.
Once she escapes imprisonment by pure Machiavellian ingenuity and diabolical plotting, Diana arrives back in their lives with plans of her own, plans that include death and destruction. Will she succeed, and will happiness and love be restored or ruined? Lucinda Brant never fails to please readers of historical romance with her lavish portrayal of her niche arena: the Georgian era.
Such are the minute and careful details that the era itself becomes almost like a character in the book. However, the characters themselves tug at the heartstrings with their intense feelings: love, anguish, desire, and drama abound as various sub-plots play out in a background to the main story. The richness of the prose and the attention to all that drives the story make this a wonderful read. Tension mounts as Lady Diana proceeds with her plot to unseat Jane. The story is multi-layered and threads from the past are seamlessly woven into current events.
Highly recommended. First reviewed for Readers Favorite Jun 18, AnnMarie rated it it was amazing. You don't need to have read the first book to understand what is going on in this book. I do recommend that you do read it though. Firstly because the book is truly magnificent, and secondly because to understand the true evil of Diana St John, and to appreciate just how insane she is, you really should read about her from the very start. This book is set 4 years after Diana's evil deeds are stopped and she is locked away i Salt Redux is the second book in the Salt Hendon series by Lucinda Brant.
This book is set 4 years after Diana's evil deeds are stopped and she is locked away in Harlech Castle in Wales. In that time she has been plotting revenge, her escape and ultimately taking what she believes is her rightful place beside Lord Salt as his countess. While she has been plotting away, Jane and Salt have been leading a love filled life. Having children and being a happy family. There horror when they find out that Diana has escaped her prison brings forth a huge change in their lives. Along side their doing their best to make sure Diana does no harm to them and their children, and plotting to capture her once again, there is also the budding romance between Diana's brother, Anthony, back from exile, and Caroline the woman who has loved him since she was a young girl and was heartbroken when his behaviour got him exiled.
Anthony is a much changed man since he left, but his history shames him. Caroline also has secrets she is ashamed of. Both of them are worried to reveal those secrets to each other, but they must if they are to have any future together. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The romantic side was light hearted and fun which was a very necessary distraction from the darkness involving Diana and her insane obsession with murdering Jane and her children.
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I couldn't decide if I should hate the woman or pity her, either way though, I had my heart in my throat when her evil plans seemed to be coming to fruition. Lucinda Brant is an amazing author, and this book like all of hers have you fully involved in the characters lives. I couldn't read this fast enough to find how it would end.
I definitely recommend it, especially if you enjoy your books with both romance and intrigue. Apr 26, Amy rated it liked it. Wish they had increments. Mar 23, Wanda Luce rated it it was amazing. After reading it, I knew I was hooked forever on Lucinda Brant's style of writing. Because I have so very little free time, I choose very carefully how I spend it, and so I rarely read a book I don't already know will rate five stars. Since reading Salt Bride, I have read all of Ms. Brant's books and have marveled with each one at the incredible skill with which she writes.
The plot of each is complex and intensely engaging. Salt Redux has lived up to the quality of its siblings and is a masterful sequel to Salt Bride. I found it every bit as ingenious, rich, and enjoyable. Sir Anthony Templestowe has loved Lady Caroline for several years and just when he might most have hoped to win her, his poor choices divide him from her, seemingly forever. I could hardly devour the pages fast enough to discover how the two of them overcome the profound obstacles that continue to divide them from each other.
Brant employs great skill in composing the romance between Sir Anthony and Lady Caroline that is based on the truest sort of romantic love; they both care deeply for one another as well as having the keenest respect for one another. I highly recommend this outstanding historical romance set in Georgian England. Sep 12, Cathie Maud rated it really liked it. One of the very best e-book authors of historical romance that I have read in a long while. Nov 27, Angela rated it liked it. Not as good as the first, but very intriguing for the most part. I like having a very clear picture, but it was distracting from the action that should have been taking place.
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Good to see Antony stepping up, though. May 12, Sonia rated it really liked it Shelves: buddy-read. This wasn't as fluid and perfect for me as the previous one. I think the villain and the plot were intriguing and had the resolutions I wanted to see but the romance between Anthony and Caroline as well as their behaviors weren't convincing. It was great to see the previous couple so happy and having good moments with their family!
May 25, Rosanne Lortz rated it really liked it. Incarcerated for her murderous insanity, Lady Diana St. John is still as clever as can be. She escapes her prison and reenters London society, determined to do away with Lady Jane and her three children and regain her hold on the Earl of Salt-Hendon. Horrified to learn of his sister's plans, Sir Anthony Tony rushes homes from his diplomatic post in Russia.
While abroad, he has managed to conquer his alcoholism and improve his character. Upon his return, he discovers that Salt's sister Caroline, the woman who got away, is now a widow. Determined to prove himself worthy of Caroline this time, he endures his sister Diana's derision and deviltry, proving that though she might be more clever than him he is in fact more tenacious. Together, Tony and Salt contrive a plan to thwart Diana, and the evil countess finally feels the full punishment for her crimes.
I enjoyed this book more than the first in the series. Tony's struggles with temperance were delicately portrayed. Jane's pure goodness shines as we see her in a motherly role. Salt himself is more enjoyable as a devoted father and husband. And Diana, per usual, scintillates and horrifies with her grotesque plots as the story races on to its final conclusion. Not Diane again. I still enjoyed reading.
Oct 02, Katherine rated it really liked it Shelves: historical , romance , georgian , long-term-relationship. Such a good villain. Jul 04, Hailey rated it it was ok. What the heck happened? The first book was so good, and then this! Aug 06, Polly rated it it was ok Shelves: audiable , great-narrator. This was painful to finish. So boring.
Nov 03, Fanny rated it really liked it Shelves: english , romance , historical , audiobook. I found it less good than the first, but a nice sequel nonetheless. Oct 16, A. Four years have passed since book one.
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Jane and Magnus Salt are incredibly happy, and have three children now; two boys and a girl. Caroline, as a widow, is her escort in society. They have just returned to London in order for Salt to take up parliamentary duties, so it is in all the newspapers. It made sense; Salt thought he was impotent after a riding accident and Diana helpfully got rid of every one of his bastards, so when Jane is pregnant so quickly people asked questions.
Instead of hanging the evil Diana St John from book One who tried to kill her rival and poisoned her own son, her brother decided to lock her away in the country. Bad idea, Antony. Given only four people know of her crimes, she gets away with it. She more than believes it herself. This is the basis of her madness. Antony is in Russia and throws up when he gets a letter to say she has escaped. Melodrama… jeez, Antony man up and tell Salt immediately. Why do you all discount the evil Diana? Just get rid of her! Society is everything.
He has dried out with valuable help from a Russian prince and now drinks tea. Caro insists on adopting every exotic animal in London. The woman has a macaw ffs. Including the elephant called Magnus. But Diana has acquired an evil henchwoman and smuggled in a nursemaid to work in the Salt house. Jane was treated so badly for so many years that she is the nicest mistress ever. All the staff respect her, and Betsy, the innocent maid adores not only her, but she loves the newborn she has been given to look after.
She gets a pox soaked smock from a sick-house and smuggles it into the house with instructions for Betsy to put it on the baby. Betsy burns it, thank God. I love the way that Diana thinks Salt will be somehow immune to all this. The last time they were close was when they were mourning the death of her husband, so she irrationally thinks that is the way to get close to him again. Thankfully, her own children also remember how awful she was. And Wraxton?
The guy who seduced her? Oh now.
No wonder she could blackmail him. Dec 20, Bj rated it it was amazing Shelves: arc , audible-tantor-downpour-library , , 4-and-a-half-stars , historical-romance , audiobooks. Please note that this book is the second in a series that should be listened to in chronological order as both the main romance, and particularly the suspense plot, are introduced in Book 1: Salt Bride. If you have not yet read or listened to Salt Bride, please see my review for that title as the below review contains spoilers for the first book.
I have often heard that there is a fine line between a genius 4. I have often heard that there is a fine line between a genius and an insane person. Brant's portrayal of Diana St.
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John is the perfect depiction of this philosophical concept as can be evidenced by her extreme immoral actions towards obtaining her ultimate goal: the Earl of Salt Hendon. The fact that the Earl was married to another woman--a woman he loves--did not deter Diana from her insane machinations in the Salt Bride towards her ultimate goal. In Salt Redux, Ms. She drinks too much coffee and is addicted to Pinterest. The s rock! See All Customer Reviews.
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